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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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The Riehl World: Will 2018 Election Curb Carlsbad Cronyism?

By Richard Riehl There’s a sign that “times they are a-changin” in North County’s little Village by the Sea after Cori Schumacher was elected to the Carlsbad City ...

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John Steinbeck’s To a God Unknown: How to Be a Writer In the Age of Donald Trump

By Stephen Cooper It’s easy to read John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize, and as Stephen King describes in his best-selling book On Writing, ...

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The Riehl World: Carlsbad Leaders Use Alternative Facts to Bring Big Brother to the City

By Richard Riehl Fifty-one stationary cameras, in 14 locations, together with six mobile devices added to the ones already installed on two police cars, will soon capture the ...

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Women Surviving the Streets

By Arnold Burgos On February 17, 2017, an unnamed homeless woman was found lifeless in the doorway of a Mission Life Church in Fresno California. Her lifeless body ...

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John Steinbeck’s Road Map For Resisting Donald Trump

By Stephen Cooper A recent blog post of the National Book Critics Circle asked members “at this time of cultural shift” in the dawning era of Donald Trump ...

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