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Chris Reed is a regular contributor to Cal Watchdog. Reed is an editorial writer for U-T San Diego. Before joining the U-T in July 2005, he was the opinion-page columns editor and wrote the featured weekly Unspin column for The Orange County Register. Reed was on the national board of the Association of Opinion Page Editors from 2003-2005. From 2000 to 2005, Reed made more than 100 appearances as a featured news analyst on Los Angeles-area National Public Radio affiliate KPCC-FM. From 1990 to 1998, Reed was an editor, metro columnist and film critic at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario. Reed has a political science degree from the University of Hawaii (Hilo campus), where he edited the student newspaper, the Vulcan News, his senior year. He is on Twitter: @chrisreed99.

Liberals inflicted Filner on San Diego

As San Diego once again becomes a national punchline — this time for its lecherous dirty old man of a mayor, not its finances — the fact that the campaign to get Bob Filner to quit is led by his

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San Onofre follies: The man-made power shortage 4

Was the San Onofre nuclear plant shut down because problems with its generator systems were so severe that it posed a risk to the 20 million people in Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside counties? Or was the nuclear

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CA school districts treat troubled kids like cash cows 2

The idea that the people running public schools are “all about the kids” is one of the great canards in California life. Among the many examples that show this is ridiculous: — Absurdly easy, undemanding tenure policies that allow horrible

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L.A. Times continues to keep pro-fracking news from public

The Los Angeles Times has somehow managed to write dozens of stories about hydraulic fracturing — the newly efficient methof of underground energy exploration — without noting the Obama administration says it is safe. This is diametrically opposed to the

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Does obstacle to one bullet train project apply to other, too? 1

The Obama administration continues to push California to build its $68 billion bullet train, a measly 5 percent of which ($3.5 billion) comes from the federal government. After the first segment is built in the Central Valley, however, there is

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Ignore East Coast dolts: San Diego mayor girding for long fight 8

The East Coast media do such an amazingly superficial job of covering California politics that it’s no surprise they’re missing the boat on the Bob Filner scandal in San Diego. This is the same bunch that thought the 2003 recall

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Having no fixed beliefs could pay off for Nathan Fletcher

Sometimes, when lawmakers change parties, it has an obvious logic. When Texas Congressman Phil Gramm, a free-market economist before entering politics, switched from Democrat to Republican during Ronald Reagan’s first term, it made sense. Gramm had little in common with

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How Clintonian: Bob Filner is going to parry like it’s 1998 7

SAN DIEGO — Late last week, Mayor Bob Filner was playing the Hollywood card when it comes to the multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. Filner said he had a problem, pleaded for forgiveness and vowed to get therapy. Hey,

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FBI eyes San Diego mayor; his biggest risk may be perjury rap 9

Happy 237th birthday, America. No, that is not a reference to “The Shining.” Now, onto the news: Well, that didn’t take long. Multiple news¬†outlets are reporting that the FBI and/or the U.S. Justice Department is looking at a San Diego

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Congrats to LAT on success of fracking disinformation campaign

June 9, 2013 By Chris Reed The new Los Angeles Times poll showing sharp skepticism among Californians about hydraulic fracturing — the newly improved oil-gas drilling process that has triggered a brown energy revolution — should trigger fierce pride among

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