Commentary

Daniel Coffey

Daniel Coffey is a 22-year attorney with a chemical engineering undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis. A former appointee to the San Diego Park and Recreation Board, Mr. Coffey follows San Diego politics closely as an active member of the community.

On San Diego

The San Diego Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 in Room 310 of the County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway, concerning the Rugged and Tierra del Sol solar projects. The board should wholeheartedly approve these projects.

The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, long deceased, is credited with the observation that "a woman cannot be too rich or too thin.”

Satire as free speech has once again gained notoriety by virtue of human culture’s brutish standby for every affront, real and imagined: mass violence intended to instill terror and dread in other humans.

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. announced very recently that it had reached 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity on the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line, a dramatic step in the right direction toward an electrical system substantially powered by renewable large-scale wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

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.

Within a few weeks the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will make decisions with respect to two large-scale solar projects. These projects use very advanced and productive, locally manufactured Soitec triple-junction solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

A major barrier to adopting electric vehicles is “range anxiety,” a sensible consideration that can become genuine panic when you are the owner of an “empty” electric vehicle looking for that currently very rare thing: an operable public charging station conveniently located where you plan to be, live or work.

The classic “ugly” joke goes: "I was so ugly as a child they hung a pork chop around my neck so the dog would play with me." Who knew that would become a sound municipal governing principle?

The drones are coming! The drones are coming! Let’s face it, we do love our machines.

In deciding Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores, the U.S. Supreme Court recently made Pandora’s box kits available in Hobby Lobby stores nationwide. Each kit allows the purchaser to assemble any number of social ills and statutory marvels and then loose them upon society, all with a full stamp of approval from the nation’s highest court.

Knowing how to properly handle and care for firearms is both important and a grave responsibility. Beginning when I was a relatively young child, my father taught me how to handle firearms. Paramount in this educational process was his fundamental admonition, which had no exceptions: “Never, ever point a gun, loaded or unloaded, at another person!”

It seems what the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution was to the 1930s New Deal and integration of the nation, the First Amendment has become for modern conservatives bent on disintegrating the federal government while waging political and economic war on the middle class and poor.

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