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History suggests Fletcher in trouble in San Diego mayoral special election

The Tuesday night decision by members of San Diego’s Democratic Party central committee to endorse City Councilman David Alvarez over Republican assemblyman-turned-independent-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher appears to substantially improve the chances that the Nov. 19 mayoral special election to replace departed

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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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Smear of gay Republican: What will Dems say? Zip 5

March 25, 2013 By Chris Reed The hypocrisy of the power-mad left of California’s Democratic Party has never been more on display than in the attempt to destroy the 2012 mayoral candidacy of San Diego gay libertarian Republican Carl DeMaio.

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San Diego mayor resumes public-employee enrichment schemes 8

March 14, 2013 By Chris Reed Well, that didn’t take long. Bob Filner — a paleoliberal former Democratic congressman who was elected mayor of San Diego in November — is embracing the same sort of ridiculously generous public-employee compensation policies

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Video: Can closing down public pensions save California?

March 1, 2013 CalWatchDog.com writer John Hrabe explains how public-employee unions continue to fight pension reform in San Diego:

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New San Diego Mayor Bob Filner displays anger management problem 5

Feb. 22, 2013 By Chris Reed What happens when a veteran congressman with a history of anger management issues and an apparent disinterest in understanding how city government works becomes mayor of California’s second-largest city? San Diegans are finding out

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In San Diego, is libertarian dream alive, stalled — or dead? 36

Nov. 8, 2012 By Chris Reed San Diegans had an extremely unusual choice for mayor Tuesday, picking between a gay libertarian who’d already turned the city into a hotbed of government experimentation and a 20-year congressman who is a ’60s-ethos

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N.Y. Times continues tradition of inept California coverage 6

Oct. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed The New York Times’ history of poor coverage of California is extreme. It always blames Prop. 13 for the state’s problems. It offers 8,000-word analyses of California’s government dysfunction that never mention the power

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Romney coattails? In California? Maybe 5

Oct. 23, 2012 By Chris Reed After Barack Obama’s 61% to 37% wipeout of John McCain in California in 2008, we were spared the quadrennial tradition of some senior Republican peddling the idea that the GOP had a chance at

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Unions trounced in Wisconsin, California 30

JUNE 5, 2012 By Steven Greenhut The AP headline declared, “Wisconsin voters divided on governor, bargaining,” but that piece reviewing exit polls stood in stark contrast to reality. Voters always are divided to some degree, but Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly rebuked the

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