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Making Sense Of It

By Larry Stirling

Say it ain't so, Joe

After 14 years of sustained professionalism as The Daily Transcript’s editor, Mr. Joe Guerin, is moving to KPBS.

'Because we ran out of birdshot'

On the 50th anniversary of the late Mario Savio’s Free-Speech Movement, it is humorous to recall the colloquy among liberal legislators and law-enforcement representatives during subsequent hearings.

Old Town freeloaders

Ever since that brilliant, gorgeous goddess Ms. Diane Powers turned a sleepy, Old Town State Park motel in to San Diego’s top tourist draw, nearby private merchants have been on the gravy train, at taxpayer’s expense.

Thomas Piketty: Pied Piper of the left

Thomas Piketty, PhD teaches economics at the Paris School of Economics.

President Obama to seniors: 'Drop Dead!'

Actions speak louder than words and the actions of President Barack Obama sponsoring, and the votes of the Congressional Democrats (and Democrats alone) enacting “Obamacare” clearly say to seniors: “Drop dead!”

So, here are some suggestions for the mayor

I read this week that Mayor Faulconer has initiated a suggestions-award program for city employees.

Why isn’t Tonto rich?

I recently spent a week exploring the sprawling Navajo and Ute Mountain Ute “Indian” Reservations that constitute major portions of each of the southwestern states that touch at the Four Corners Monument: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.

The mother of all droughts is here — now what?

To paraphrase the late, disgusting dictator Saddam Hussein, the mother of all droughts has finally arrived.

Who made this mess?

While stationed in Korea as an Army officer, I remember being paid in Military Payment Certificates (MPCs), not U.S. dollars.

Think twice about carrying a gun

A panel of the 9th Federal Circuit Court in Peruta v. County of San Diego (actually the county sheriff) surprised nearly everyone by upholding our Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

So … who owns the country?

“Congress shall have Power to … (E)xercise like authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings:…”

SOHO’s $340 million hole in our tax base

You have to hand it to Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO): They, as President Obama likes to say, “punch far above their weight class.”

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Larry Stirling

Larry Stirling graduated from San Diego State University in 1964. He then enlisted in the United States Army, was commissioned, and served 20 years as an infantry officer; four on active duty and 16 years ...

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