How the GOP rigs our elections

How the GOP rigs our elections

Every real problem this country — and this planet — face is replaced by a fantasy problem, which all the powers of government then pretend...

July 21st, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


What I Learned at Pride

What I Learned at Pride

Like many cities, San Diego holds its Pride Parade every summer. As a straight woman who hates traffic and crowds, I’d never gone before. This s...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Are We Tired of ‘Winning’ Yet?

Are We Tired of ‘Winning’ Yet?

Can we stop pretending that leading Republicans care about anything beyond winning and power?To be sure, there are some in the party who are guided by...

July 21st, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  



A Bipartisan Vote to Put the Brakes on War

A Bipartisan Vote to Put the Brakes on War

One of the few things I recall fondly about the Trump campaign — a short list, I’ll admit — was the candidate’s apparent glee ...

July 13th, 2017 |  


“A Decent Respect for the Opinions of Mankind”

“A Decent Respect for the Opinions of Mankind”

The distractions of the Trump presidency, even including Russian attempts to hack our democracy, have swamped events that may in the long run be of fa...

July 13th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


Kim Jong-un, First Diplomacy, Then He Must Go

Kim Jong-un, First Diplomacy, Then He Must Go

I really don’t want to take my column space to write anything else about Kim Jong-un. There is so much going on in America and the world that I ...

July 12th, 2017 |  


What makes a good witness?

What makes a good witness?

Picture it …You’ve been summoned by court order to testify. You step into an unfamiliar place — a courtroom. You swear on the Bible ...

July 12th, 2017 |  


GOP suffering from PROMISE-ITIS

GOP suffering from PROMISE-ITIS

It’s interesting watching Republican legislators struggle with Health Care reform — and other objectives. Or watching pundits respond to t...

July 12th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


Leave a Legacy of Love and Hope

Leave a Legacy of Love and Hope

Last week I traveled to Washington D.C. with my husband, Mark, for his work with the National Coalition of Cancer Survivors. Before the Cancer Policy ...

July 12th, 2017 |  


THEIR VIEW: Encourage Good Media

THEIR VIEW: Encourage Good Media

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don’t think it’s...

July 12th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |