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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.

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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Filner accuser heads San Diego school system

The Associated Press and the state media have done a good job on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s pathetic sexual-harassment scandal, including the latest coverage of public accuser No. 8, who came forward Tuesday afternoon. This is in contrast with

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CA media still eager for higher taxes

The way that Sacramento beat reporters judge developments is so much different than the way a typical California adult would. Consider what the Los Angeles Times’ Marc Lifsher wrote about the agenda of Gov. Jerry Brown after the Legislature ended

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Scam to help Filner avoid/delay recall?

What was this past week’s biggest development on the Bob Filner front? What single event happened that will have the most long-term consequences in the hilarious/sad scandal of the San Diego mayor whose name will now forever be a synonym

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The ultimate example of how CA is rigged

California isn’t the Golden State, it’s the Public Employee State. Nothing makes the case more succinctly than what’s now unfolding at UC Davis, where thuggishness by a government employee could lead to a big payoff, not harsh punishment. “DAVIS, Calif.

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Government held to far lower standard than private sector

The gap between the standards seen in the private sector and the public sector have never seemed bigger. In the corporate world, post-Enron, we see steady pressure on companies to put out honest numbers that play fair with shareholders and

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CA residents most likely to go from poor to rich

A massive statistical analysis of upward and downward economic mobility in the United States that is getting big play on The New York Times website is loaded with fodder for interesting comments about American life. Here are the key conclusions

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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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