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Don’t be an “Intexicated Driver”

“c u soom”.  By rear ending a vehicle, the typo was made. Sadly, teenage crashes increase this time of year.  Drinking and cell phones are some problems. Many drivers ...

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Op-Ed: Why Twitter brings out my worst self (and perhaps yours)

By Stephen Cooper As a full-time freelance writer – having transitioned from law practice at midlife, accursed with all the selfish, self-doubting sensibilities that kind of crisis entails – Twitter ...

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Op-Ed: Keith Tharpe and the Death Penalty’s Racist Roots

By Stephen Cooper Recently, the appalling spectacle of a black man condemned by a Georgia jury, a jury that included a racist bigot, reentered the American consciousness; if ...

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Op-Ed: Supreme Court Screw-Up Sullies U.S. Constitution

By Stephen Cooper Giving a speech at Georgetown University, late Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., said: “[T]he Constitution is a sublime oration on the dignity of man.” However, ...

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Op-Ed: Alabama Executions: Strictly a Christian Affair

By Stephen Cooper Over 60 years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote that “[t]he basic concept underlying the Eighth Amendment is nothing less than the dignity ...

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Perils of Political Hype for O’side Voters

Think deeply before you vote people, lest the forces of greed make a mess out of this city “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens ...

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Is Oceanside City Council doing the will of We The People?

…..What amazes me is how the “new” City Council is moving toward dismissing the recommendations of their very own PLANNING COMMISSION…….Staff Report Recommendations to not go ahead with ...

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Op-Ed: How Congress Listens; why they fail

By John Ruffu Our free speech when we march on DC or on our local streets holding signs is “meaningless free speech” when our representative is “shut out” ...

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Is O’side City Council being fiscally responsible?

This city rocks! And I for one would not like to see it go onto the “fiscal rocks”. It seems there is a continuous stream of local announcements ...

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Op-Ed: Candidates Vie for Appointment to Oceanside City Council

North County’s largest city is still reeling from the results of the recent Midterm General Election. Newly created council districts lead to a face-off between incumbent Council-members in ...

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Op-Ed: When will journalism grapple with the ethics of interviewing mentally ill arrestees?

By Stephen A. Cooper When, in a December 2016 column for The Hill, I accused the New York Times, the venerable “Gray Lady” of American journalism, of violating basic journalistic ethics in ...

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OpEd: The prospective gassing of human beings in Alabama is an abomination

By Stephen A. Cooper When, in October 2016, I wrote “[d]eath row inmates in Alabama are human guinea pigs” because the state’s capital punishment regime — specifically its barbaric, often ...

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Jail isn’t Jolly

Be merry!  It’s time for people to gather for their holiday parties.  For some, it is a time to overindulge with food and drinks. Despite numerous driving distractions, like cell ...

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Thank You to the Community for Making 6th Annual Hiyas Awards Gala a Huge Success

Now it can be told, the 6th Hiyas Awards was a huge success and set a record in FACO history with the highest number of awardees, unparallelled glamour, ...

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Op-Ed: Gun Owners Political Action Committee Announces November 6th Endorsements

San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, has announced its endorsement of North County candidates for the Nov. 6 election. According ...

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