Commentary

Another end for local publishers

There have been several testimonials already printed about the end of the print edition of The Daily Transcript under the direction of Publisher Bob Loomis and the Revelle family.

August 31, 2015

Requiem for a heavyweight

Rod Serling, Army veteran of numerous pitched battles during WW II in the South Pacific, earned his overdue recognition as a thoughtful writer with the timeless drama of an aging heavyweight fighter facing the end of his career.

August 31, 2015

San Diego: Opportunities lost or untapped potential?

For the first 17 years of my life I lived in Naperville, Ill., a town so small —about 5,000 people in the late 1940’s — that our two-party home telephone number was 14. Answering an on-line security question today about your first phone number simply does not compute when the entire number is 14!

August 31, 2015

Federal regulators look as bad as state PUC

For many years before formal investigations by both state and federal authorities began, it was clear the California Public Utilities Commission consistently favored big utility companies over consumers at every opportunity.

August 31, 2015

Volatile markets, stop-loss orders and goodbye

During the last week or so, the stock market has been on quite the roller coaster, trading within the range of 1,230 points and reaching as low as 15,490 on the Dow Jones industrial average.

August 28, 2015

State CEQA exemptions sully governor’s green reputation

Gov. Jerry Brown has never professed to be the model of political or ideological consistency. In fact, he’s a decades-long advocate of the “canoe theory” of politics, which goes like this: You paddle a little to the left and you paddle a little to the right, and you keep going straight down the middle of the steam.

August 28, 2015

OK, bye

Writing a column about my last column in this newspaper is a bit presumptuous. I’m not a known writer beyond the relatively small pond of San Diego’s business community, and the San Diego Daily Transcript is not the Financial Times or Wall Street Journal.

August 28, 2015

Anti-Semitism issue again confronts UC Regents

Back in June, the president of the University of California promised on national radio that the UC Board of Regents would vote in its next meeting — in July — on whether to adopt the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism.

August 26, 2015
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