With no debate, the Santa Monica, California, city council unanimously banned short-term residential rentals. The new law bans renting an entire housing unit for less than 30 days and allows owner to rent space, such a a bedroom or couch, only if they buy a business license and pay the city's 14 percent hotel tax.
The former vice president's vision of an all-powerful government goes far beyond massive spending and tax hikes.
The Supreme Court weighs police shootings and unreasonable seizures in Torres v. Madrid.
Who could have predicted that intolerable rules won’t be tolerated?
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.