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Everybody thinks it’s way past time for this mayor to get off the crapper and finally weigh in on The Monumental Measures of the Millienium. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

With a few exceptions, last week’s primary election was as thrilling as watching a frozen turkey thaw. more

Jun 15, 2016 12:00 AM , Spin Cycle

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San Diegans became incensed all over again when Esteban Nuñez was released this week after spending less than six years in prison for participating in the stabbing death of Mesa College student Luis Santos. more

Apr 13, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Only two short months ago, Mayor Kevin Faulconer proudly hopped aboard the Marco Rubio train to the White House, becoming one of seven co-chairs for the Florida senator’s presidential campaign in California leading up to the June primary. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Some members of the media received complimentary bottles of local craft beer from Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office last week. On the bottle, as displayed on social media, the mayor’s PR minions had affixed a sticker with drinking-game instruc... more

Jan 13, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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

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A couple months ago, Block had a stock line when asked about rumors that termed-out state Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins was considering a challenge to his re-election plans. more

Sep 2, 2015 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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The call for reform in the way commissioners are placed on the San Diego Ethics Commission board is growing stronger. If supporters of depoliticizing the process succeed, this would be the rare and welcome instance where a problem area is c... more

Sep 2, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor

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

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