Op-Ed

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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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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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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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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Op-Ed: Concerning Our Endless Quest for Self-Improvement

By Stephen A. Cooper, Esq. To counterbalance the competitive pace of the digital age, and the cacophony of self-help gurus—always more voluble at the start of a new ...

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OpEd: Call lethal injection the vile torture it is

By Stephen Cooper In a New Year’s Eve display of liberal newspaper death penalty abolition harmony – buoyed by the release of the Death Penalty Information Center’s (DPIC) ...

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Op-Ed: Alabama’s “Baghdad Bob” of Death Row

By Stephen Cooper By training, retired Air Force colonel Jeff Dunn is not an actor, an anesthesiologist, nor as pointed out when he was tapped by disgraced former ...

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Op-Ed: When racism lurks in the heart of a death penalty juror

By Stephen Cooper “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” This single, sinister question, asked over a sepulchral-sounding musical score, was rhetorical; for after a ...

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