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Divided State of America

Easier access to the voting booth, Voter ID and race-based voter discrimination are all very important issues. It’s highly unlikely, however, that you’ll hear incumbent politicians discussing root causes of the voter apathy sweeping the nat... more

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez recently took a trip to Colorado to take notes on ways to increase election turnout. more

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Google Fiber recently announced that San Diego is on a short list of potential sites for its next “fiberhood” project. This comes at the same time the federal government and the White House have made clear policy declarations to support com... more

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California’s revolutionary top-two nonpartisan system, adopted as Proposition 14 in 2010, is not revolutionary at all. In fact, it’s almost the exact system we have had in San Diego for a long, long time—except for two critical differences ... more

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The residents of Point Loma are in a neighborhood fight with the Federal Aviation Administration over its recent decision to change flight patterns at Lindbergh Field. Apparently, tighter turns for eastbound takeoffs would save fuel for the... more

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California's presidential primaries are blatantly unconstitutional—and neither party is going to do anything about it. more

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Community pride is so embedded into South Park that the residents there will still remind you that it is called “Golden Hill,” before the business owners invite you in for a glass of wine. more

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At one point, Rand Paul was well positioned to be the “candidate of a new generation.” His foreign policy and civil rights positions, for example, could unite constituencies otherwise driven apart by opportunistic partisan political operati... more

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There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the nominees to San Diego's Ethics Commission. The controversy started with the nomination of lawyer Bob Ottilie, in part, because he had previously defended City Councilmember Marti Emerald bef... more

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Everyone is talking about him. Republican voters support him. And that's what he needs right now to be a Presidential contender. more

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Democracy functions best when the most people participate. And if you accept that standard, our democracy is not functioning well. more

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The average voter turnout in New Jersey's primary elections is just 8 percent, and it costs taxpayers $12 million to administer each election cycle. more

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Only a few weeks before Election Day, CNN-America's most trusted purveyor of unverified information-broke a story revealing that a political aide to candidate Carl DeMaio had accused the openly gay Republican of sexual harassment. more

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One of the stranger San Diego political battles brewing for the 2016 season is a challenge to County Supervisor Dianne Jacob being mounted by fellow Republican Joel Anderson. more

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We do not get our right to vote because we are white, black, gay, straight, male, female, conservative, liberal, a member of a private organization or any other criteria other than what makes us American: citizenship. more

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