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Important Disclose Act has a chance in 2015

If there’s one main reason for the distrust many Californians feel for government and elected officials at all levels, it may be the way special interests regularly pour millions of dollars into election campaigns while managing to mask or obscure their identities.

December 19, 2014

The release of Cuban entrepreneurialism is here

My good friend Loop and I visited Cuba in June of 2010. We weren’t supposed to, but we wanted to see the country before what we felt was to be the inevitable opening of that nation to normalized relations with the United States. It was like time travel to 1960.

December 19, 2014

Revitalized SD Opera opens a varied season

After enduring a threatened closing, San Diego Opera will open its 50th season in January with grand opera and other musical events. I usually identify a theme that is common with the operas, but the 2015 season covers so many subjects that I cannot identify a common one.

December 18, 2014

A child in a manger can teach a 21st-century nation

Christmas 2014 is nearly upon us. In remembering Christ, especially the lessons offered in his Sermon on the Mount, we are reminded of our frailty, humanity and mortality.

December 18, 2014

The time to be jolly is now

Let's see, there's summer, fall, winter, spring and uh, jolly. For the uninformed, the jolly season started around Thanksgiving and goes all the way until Christmas. Or what used to be called Christmas. Now it’s called the holiday season, to make certain that no one is offended.

December 17, 2014

Jeb Bush: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's water boy

Allow me to unite America's left, right and center in just three words: No, Jeb, No.

December 17, 2014

What will 2015 bring local taxpayers?

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association was happy to see stability return to our region this year. San Diego elected a new mayor with a positive vision for the city and compromise reigned in several key policy decisions.

December 17, 2014

Student vote exposes extent of campus anti-Semitism

Few disputes fought out by student governments have been as acrimonious as the battles raging intermittently across this state on whether to push University of California regents and trustees of other universities to join an international campaign against Israel. This movement seeks to boycott Israeli companies and academics, demands divestment from companies doing business there and demands trade sanctions.

December 16, 2014
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