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Over the Road Collateral Damage

Over the Road Collateral Damage

  By Richard Eber, California Political Review “Collateral Damage” is the terminology that is used to describe the unintended consequences of a policy or action.  Usually the results aren’t good.  This is not a situation where climate change allows farmers to commercially grow oranges in Alaska. We are talking about the school of hard knocks. […]

Behind the Utility-Induced Blackouts

Behind the Utility-Induced Blackouts

  By Richard Eber With the threat of high winds igniting wildfires in California, the two largest utilities Southern California Edison & Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)  in the name of public safety, have cut power to over one million customers throughout the State. Given what has transpired we have to ask: Are the utilities […]

Worst Fears Realized

Worst Fears Realized

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   When it comes to California politics, I have been rightfully accused of being a protégée of Henny Penny or Chicken Little. Much like the fairy tale, I have warned ”The sky is falling” and imminent disaster will soon  be upon us. My concern was generated by […]

Beach Blanket Babylon — San Francisco Lost

Beach Blanket Babylon — San Francisco Lost

  Richard Eber, California Political News and Views Back in 1974 when Steve Silver assembled a motley crew of street performers to put together the first performance of what was to be Beach Blanket Babylon; no one ever dreamed this show would run for almost 46 years. Sadly, it is slated to close on December 31, 2019. Its […]

Green New Deal comes to Fruition

Green New Deal comes to Fruition

  Richard Eber, California Political News and Views Welcome to the Green New Deal implemented during the first term of President Kamala Harris and her Vice President Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.  They won by a landslide in 2028 when the country decided they wanted to follow the example of Cuba and Venezuela by becoming a Socialist […]

Elizabeth Warren is the One

Elizabeth Warren is the One

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views  As the 2020 race winds down Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) is set to be the Democratic standard bearer to oppose Donald Trump. The country will vote next November  in what is almost certain to be a realigning election which will likely determine the course of American […]

Appraisal Industry Under Fire by PC Politics

Appraisal Industry Under Fire by PC Politics

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   The scene is the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Housing, Community Development, and Insurance Subcommittee hearing on June 20, 2019. Expert witness David Bunton, President The Appraisal Foundation is giving testimony pertaining to raising professional standards in his field. Bunting is telling the group the importance of appraisers in […]

Promises in the dark | Sign the Petition Already and Don’t Ask Questions

Promises in the dark | Sign the Petition Already and Don’t Ask Questions

  Richard Eber We all know the story of when Bernie Sanders was addressing a crowd of followers in a bar he promised them “free health care and drinks on the house”, only to be interrupted by a  guy in the back who yelled “Who’s going to pay for it?” All of the free stuff […]

The Paradox of Toll Lanes in California

The Paradox of Toll Lanes in California

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and View    As a kid when my family traveled on vacation to the East Coast, my Dad spoke with distain about turnpikes where one had to pay a fee to travel.  Even though the Howard Johnson Inns who dotted these roads were perceived to be “cool”, it […]

Pro-Small Biz-California Fights Legislature

Pro-Small Biz-California Fights Legislature

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   When things do not add up and seem to defy logic, the expression “Something is wrong with this picture” comes to mind. Such a predicament is the state of affairs in California for small business owners who struggle under the Progressive government of Gavin Newsom With […]

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