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Chris Reed

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.

East Coast front opens in Filner war on women

Wednesday was a very bad day for Bob Filner, who was purportedly in his third day of an intensive two-week rehabilitation for his sexual-harassment addiction. The worst development for the San Diego mayor was the word from several political pros

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Report: Grand jury could push Filner out

County grand juries are often derided in Southern California for the spotty quality of their work, at least when it comes to their reports on government agencies. But in San Diego, they could ride to the rescue if other efforts

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Santa Ana: No link between pay, performance

A Voice of OC story details the extraordinary pay that the city of Santa Ana lavishes on its top managers: “According to city documents, [newly hired City Manager David] Cavazos would earn $558,625.85 his first year, $515,395.08 his second year

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Hypocrite Matt Damon: No CA public schools for his kids

It doesn’t get much more hypocritical than this. Actor Matt Damon, who berated a Reason think thank staffer in 2011 for daring to question the quality of teachers at public schools, thinks California’s public schools aren’t good enough for his

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BART fight spurs anti-union backlash — from Democrats

The prospect that well-paid Bay Area Rapid Transit system workers with lavish benefits and little-known perks might inconvenience rich white-collar liberals in the San Francisco area has finally triggered an intraparty battle of the kind that California Democrats have somehow

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LAT: GOP falling apart. Real story is much more striking

The Republican Party may have just seen its second straight feckless presidential campaign. Yet it has what The New York Times calls “firm hold” of the House of Representatives. And 2014 is shaping up as “unpleasant” for Democrats hoping to

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Strategic error in Filner recall bid? Maybe

The Bob Filner saga continues to unfold in San Diego. The biggest news is that a gay-baiting gay activist is apparently backing off what once looked like a clear attempt to sandbag a nascent recall of the grabby mayor. This

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Why are costly BART perks ‘little-known’? Media

The Bay Area Rapid Transit System is central to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and has been for decades. That’s why so many are concerned about the chance that the BART strike resumes Monday. So all you

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L.A. Times’ smug Benghazi narrative destroyed

The Sept. 11-12, 2012 attacks on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, killed two San Diego County residents — CIA contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods — and a San Diego native, information officer Sean Smith, in addition to U.S. Ambassador

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Filner: Was it wrong to grope aides?

SAN DIEGO — The saga of serial groper Bob Filner took a hilarious turn Wednesday when it was revealed that the mayor’s lawyer says San Diego taxpayers should foot the bill for any damages resulting from his sexual harassment because

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