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How John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle Helps Us Navigate Social Discord

By Stephen Cooper Rarely since the Great Depression has our country been as polarized and angry as it is today. On television, in newspapers, on social media, around ...

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The Riehl World: Carlsbad Mayor’s Profile in Cronyism

By Richard Riehl A story appearing in the August 26, 2004 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune carried the headline, Flower Fields Manager to Join City Commission. ...

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“March against Sharia” Baited Muslims to Counter-Protest by Equating Sharia to FGM

On June 10, ACT for America conducted so-called “March against Sharia” events in some 20 states and 28 cities across America.  In the announcement on their webpage they ...

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Let Freedom Ring!

It is time for barbecues, fireworks, and/or enjoying Classic Car shows. Parties often include alcohol and can turn from festive to fatal if driving is involved. Before drinking, ...

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Oceanside Station, Third Track – A Letter from the NCTD Executive Director

Dear Stakeholders and Interested People: NCTD has received feedback regarding the operations of trains at the Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) – specifically new operations and staging of trains ...

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A life without parole sentence – not the death penalty – for Hitler

By Stephen Cooper In a blood-thirsty column clamoring for faster executions in the United States, John Steele Gordon, a writer specializing in financial and business history, asserts: “Had ...

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Instead of four Oceanside voting districts, why not five?

Now that the Oceanside City Council is currently on a path to carve up the city into four (4) districts, the question has to be asked, “Why not ...

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The Riehl World: Carlsbad Council Bows to Lawsuit Threat, Approves District Elections

By Richard Riehl Before casting his vote against district elections, Carlsbad city Councilman Mark Packard called the California Voting Rights Act a “bad law.” He explained with furrowed ...

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El Camino Students Working to Prevent more Tragedies

Students Looking for Support at Tonight’s Board Meeting Dear Members of the Oceanside Community, The student body of El Camino High School lost a beloved student, Majesty Prado, ...

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The Riehl World: Issa’s 2016 Report Card Revealed

By Richard Riehl The day after Rep. Darrell Issa cast his vote in favor of the GOP’s 2017 American Health Care Act, I received his first 2018 campaign ...

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The Riehl World: Are Carlsbad’s Good Old Boys Losing their Grip?

By Richard Riehl According to the city’s 2016 Survey, only one in four Carlsbad residents are “very confident” that their city leaders will make the right decisions for ...

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Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates on New Gas and Car Taxes

Sacramento CA— As Governor Brown prepares to sign Senate Bill 1 into law that contains the largest gas tax increase in California’s history, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ...

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Op-Ed: Nothing is fair about Alabama’s “Fair Justice Act”

By Stephen Cooper Tied for seventh among states with the most exonerated defendants according to a February report by the National Registry of Exonerations, Alabama’s unsatisfied; it’d like ...

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Ghoulishness Envelops Arkansas’ Mass Execution Schedule

By Stephen Cooper Ghoulishness envelops Arkansas’ decision to pump deadly drugs into eight men over the next fortnight. Although two of the eight scheduled executions have definitively been ...

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Celebrate Prom and Graduation Safely

Near the end of high school, fancy dresses and stylish tuxedos come out for prom.  Seniors also prepare for college, military, and/or work.  A lesson from my life ...

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