One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.
David Alvarez is San Diego's Jackie Robinson -- a paragon of character and integrity, whose quiet leadership of deeds rather than words seeks neither credit nor acclaim. He could be San Diego's first Latino mayor -- a barrier long overdue to be broken.
This week will be seen as a turning point in the future. Ted Cruz and his band of merry Tea Partiers fought the Obamacare law, with every ounce of energy they could muster. And the law won.
Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!
From: Abigail Werner (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: Bob Filner (email@example.com) Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 Subject: Speec...
Dog-lovers will have to wait for their portion of that headline until the awards part of the column; but as for the cats, I was struck this week by a funny comment on an article I was reading on the continuing civil war within the Republican Party.
Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.
A 67-year-old great-grandmother who worked in the city's Senior Citizens Service Desk accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. It r...
"Recall Bob Filner" campaign co-chair Stampp Corbin says he stands by his tough remarks regarding Irene McCormack-Jackson's choice of Gloria Allred as legal counsel in her lawsuit against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and the city for alleged sexual harassment.
It's time -- it's past time -- for Bob Filner to go. ...
Regret means saying to someone you hurt or injured, "Okay, I get it. I'm sorry, I did wrong. I'll go get treatment. It won't happen again. Can we just move on?"
If you, like John McCain, aren't sure about whom you'll vote for next, it's time to follow the news more closely. You can start by taking our weekly news quiz.
What are we to make of these powerful men behaving badly? Are there lessons we can learn from them? I would suggest the answer is "yes."
For Obama's offensive on the economy to work, a few Democrats need to "have his back" and help him push his initiatives. Starting with the minimum wage -- an issue wildly popular among voters.
Mayor Bob Filner has admitted that he has "failed to fully respect women" and to having a "monster" inside him. He is facing lurid allegations of sexual harassment and possibly assault. Filner harassed me in 2005, when I was serving as his Deputy Campaign Manager.