The Case for Carl DeMaio Is Not That He’s a Peacemaker
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.
Scott Lewis | September 11, 2014 |
From a Battle Abroad to a Wage Battle Back Home
On its face, the minimum wage battle isn't strictly a veterans issue. But about 6 percent of the minimum wage earners in San Diego are veterans - people who fought for their country, then transitioned into much lower-paying jobs.
Shawn VanDiver | September 8, 2014 |
What the Attacks on Peters’ Bipartisan Budget Moves Get Wrong
Rep. Scott Peters is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles plan. We need more members of Congress who have the guts to look at the substance of real solutions.
Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson | September 5, 2014 |
Don’t Think Ferguson Could Happen in San Diego? Think Again.
We should struggle through a thoughtful and objective analysis of what’s happening in Missouri, start a community dialogue about what we find and dig deep together to come up with innovative San Diego solutions to seemingly intractable societal challenges.
Dwayne Crenshaw | September 3, 2014 |
It Takes a Village to Pull Off Even No-Brainer Campaign Finance Reforms
Maty Adato | September 3, 2014 |
Let Me Pay the Post Office to Stop Trashing My House
Reps. Susan Davis and Scott Peters want those who have the luxury of having a bunch of garbage delivered daily to their mailboxes to keep it. Issa wants them to have to walk at least to their curb to get their advertising. Unfortunately, none of them will let me pay to get rid of it.
Scott Lewis | August 29, 2014 |
We’ll Have to Do Better than a ‘Sustainable’ San Diego
Sustainable development can mitigate the causes of climate change, but it doesn’t address the consequences we’re already seeing. More than sustainable, San Diego’s approach to climate change needs to be resilient.
Cameron Bernhardt | August 28, 2014 |
New Teachers Bear the Burden of All Kinds of Public Policy Failures
San Diego Unified is right to consider low teacher experience a factor in lopsided suspension rates. But teachers aren't solely to blame — they often have to cope with the fallout from issues beyond their control, like a lack of affordable housing, unemployment and underserved neighborhoods.
Oscar Ramos | August 26, 2014 |
In the Battle of Taxis vs. Rideshares, Customers Win
Jim Madaffer | August 19, 2014 |
The Government’s Upping Its Phone-Tracking Game
The government is invisibly collecting data on Bluetooth equipped smartphones along roadways. It's logical to assume this collection will expand to other public areas, and smartphones make a tantalizing tool for precise tracking.
Michael Robertson | August 13, 2014 |
Diapers and Tampons Help Men, Too
Two recent proposals to boost low-income moms address some common themes: both would improve the health of women and children, and help working moms stay working. They share something else, too: a torrent of hateful reactions aimed solely at women.
Sara Libby | August 12, 2014 |
Reducing Red Tape – at the Expense of Residents
A slew of recently approved "mixed use" projects totally ignore a requirement for commercial projects to have off-street parking. These new gated communities have minor commercial space and little to no parking, abusing the intent of the city's land use code, if not the letter of the law.
David Little | August 4, 2014 |
No, the New La Jolla Schools Agreement Isn’t Elitist
Christie Ritter | August 1, 2014 |
Time to Rethink Our Less-Than-’Satisfactory’ Teacher Evaluation System
Steve Rodriguez | July 9, 2014 |
That ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ School Budget Prediction Was a Dud
John Evans | July 2, 2014 |
Yes, Full-Service Transit Can Work. Just Look at Lemon Grove.
Mary Sessom | June 30, 2014 |
Blunting Climate Change in Our Neck of the Woods
If we hope to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, we must start locally. The Board of Supervisors can do just that by showing residents it understands its responsibility to protect what remains of the Cleveland National Forest.