Scott Lewis (scottlewis)
Small protests are often invisible. If you pen protesters into a “free-speech zone” they become part of the landscape of an event. Countless protests never even make the news. Other times, a small protest can catalyze a large discussion. That’s what happened when a group of people in Murrieta blocked a bus full of Central American youth who had made their way to the United States.
Carl DeMaio warned fellow members of his party to offer some kind of alternative to a minimum wage hike that would resonate with the working poor. But so far, San Diego Republicans have stopped short of offering a vision for what they'd do to help lift people out of poverty.
When a second staffer for Carl DeMaio's congressional campaign came forward with sexual harassment allegations, it was devastating for the candidate. As DeMaio works to rebuild his reputation, his defense hinges on a broken urinal.
When, exactly, Bosnich left Carl DeMaio's team has become one of the central mysteries to emerge in the scandal that consumed the 52nd District race. The biggest problem with Bosnich's story is his own timeline.
Replicating the success in Encanto of two-person first-responder teams, the California Innocence Project's hero status, what's launched us into BuzzFeed fame for justice worth ridicule, and what we learned this week.
Several former staffers of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio said they'd ever seen or heard of him doing anything like what another ex-staffer, Todd Bosnich, alleges. But they all acknowledge he can be an extremely difficult person to serve, and some are no longer supporting him because of the way they were treated.
DeMaio said the police have cleared him of wrongdoing, but that only provoked more questions. SDPD is staying tight-lipped, as is District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who has endorsed DeMaio in the past.
A long-simmering feud between DeMaio and the consultants who ran his 2012 mayoral campaign has boiled into the public view. Now it threatens to become a bigger distraction for DeMaio, who is in a tight race for Congress against incumbent Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.
DeMaio's instinct is to fight. He can't help it. And yet, his message has been that he can end the "dysfunction" and "divisiveness" in Congress. The case for him is better understood when you look back at his impact in San Diego.