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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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Letters to the Editor: Darkness cannot exist where good people demand truth

Discrimination and injustice thrive in an atmosphere of silence. When good people feel unsure about offering support and solidarity to those bearing the brunt of bigotry and hate, ...

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OpEd: Gun Owners PAC cite political contributions reveal anti-gun basis of Del Mar fair board members

 Del Mar fair board members who will decide on future of the Crossroads gun show San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment ...

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OpEd: The Deafening Drumbeat of the Unfree

By Stephen Cooper Above the din of disturbing news – that discordant banging you’re hearing, steadily getting louder and louder, that you can no longer ignore – that’s ...

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Op-Ed: Countywide election for assessor-recorder-clerk includes incumbent Ernie Dronenburg

A normally low-profile, countywide political race that often falls under the radar for many voters features Ernie Dronenburg, incumbent for the office of San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk. Dronenburg, ...

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Op-Ed: How My Cyberstalker Helped Me Discover Cell Companies are Exploiting Harassment Victims

By M. O’Neal Imagine you’re being harassed by a cyberstalker. Now, imagine begging your cellphone provider to help you block his number for peace of mind and personal ...

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Op-Ed: Vengeful Alabama to Kill 83-Year-Old Man

By Stephen Cooper Barring intervention by courts or its governor, Alabama will kill an 83-year-old man on April 19; long-incarcerated for the 1989 mail-bomb killings of United States ...

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Op-Ed: Battling the Death Penalty with Baldwin

By Stephen Cooper If you’re thirsting to understand our increasingly cold, jaundiced, at times carcinogenic society, James Baldwin’s singular insight about America and his dizzying, divine command of ...

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Celebrate and Drive Wisely this Prom Season

Prom and Graduation plans can easily derail if dangerous choices are made. In 1992, I was 16 and an athlete at Tracy High School.  My eventful life as ...

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Op-Ed: Alabama has been torturing poor people for a long time.

By Stephen A. Cooper If you have a high-profile lawyer with powerful friends and you’re tortured while on death row in Alabama, everyone in the nation not only ...

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