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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

Dec 16, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Nov 4, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Oct 21, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Sep 23, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Aug 26, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Aug 12, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Jul 29, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Jul 15, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Jun 16, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

Jun 3, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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

May 20, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion