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Howard Jarvis Must Be Growling In His Grave

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is getting a bum rap. The organization is named after fiery tax-cut advocate Howard Jarvis. Jarvis authored Proposition 13, the California tax limitation measure approved in 1978 by a two-to-one margin. In recent months, like everywhere else, California has suffered economically. And now the Howard

State Violence in Vladivostok

While our president was finagling his way to support two out of three of the Big Three automakers, folk in Vladivostak were protesting Vladimir Putin’s new high tariffs on foreign-made used automobiles. As many as 6,000 protesters on Russia’s Pacific Coast took to the streets, some even calling for Putin’s

You Can’t “Give” Me What’s Already Mine

A mooching relative borrows $500 from you, wastes it all in a drunken spending spree, never pays you back. Eventually, he loftily hands you a fiver. He says, “I don’t even know why I give you this money, but I’m a nice guy. Use this gift to create jobs or

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