Politics

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Contemplating the hypocrisy of Newt Gingrich

Just having some random thoughts, comparing Newt "The Grinch" Gingrich to Bill "Slick Willy" Clinton:

Bill: Cheated on wife, worked through problems and remained with Hillary; status of happiness level of marriage: unknown

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: California law protects our families

There are thousands of children being raised by non-biological parents, and they deserve to be treated fairly. Friday, a California appeals court ruled that these families are protected under California law.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Assemblymember Toni Atkins reacts to Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address

Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address struck an important balance between acknowledging the immediate challenges faced by our state while also maintaining a long term vision of California as a place of innovation and opportunity.

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COMMENTARY: Are we not all God's children?

I am your child. Your grandchild. Your sibling. I am your relative.

I grew up with you. I goofed around with you on the playground. I went to your birthday parties and celebrated the holidays with you.

I went to school with you. I joined social clubs with you. I played sports with you. I had your back in school.

I befriended you in college. I served on student government with you. I befriended your wife, and the two you of you gave me the great honor of being your son’s godfather.

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COMMENTARY: Anti-gay Evangelicals endorse homophobic Rick Santorum

As so-called moderate Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney builds momentum in his bid to be the GOP nominee, the party’s homophobic wing dominated by anti-gay Evangelicals has rallied behind Rick Santorum.

A roster of known anti-gay hate groups who dominate the Religious Right joined Evangelicals at a ranch in Texas on Friday night, eventually voting to support Santorum over Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bonnie Dumanis responds to Mayor's State of the City address

Editor's Note: District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is a candidate for mayor of San Diego. She released the following letter in response to the State of the City address delivered by Mayor Jerry Sanders.

Mayor Sanders is right – it’s time to take San Diego to the next level. It's critical that we build on the Mayor's accomplishments and not lose the forward momentum he has created.

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COMMENTARY: What did we learn from the New Hampshire primary?

Mitt Romney is on a roll, winning both the Iowa Republican Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Still, he has yet to win a majority of the votes in either state, showing that the majority of Republican voters are not quite sold on him as their nominee.

COMMENTARY: Rick Santorum's repressive sexual politics rooted in the fourth century

Following his eight-vote near miss in the Iowa caucuses, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is the man of the hour. Many people have commented on his profoundly conservative views on human sexuality. Santorum has clearly supported making abortion criminal and repealing all same-sex marriages, which he once compared to man on dog sex.

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COMMENTARY: What did we learn from Iowa's GOP caucuses?

What do the Iowa GOP caucuses tell us about the 2012 presidential race?

1. The Republicans aren’t happy with their choices of candidates, and the party is splintered in a fight over ideology rather than issues. None of the seven candidates won 25% of the Iowa vote.

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COMMENTARY: Lawsuit details appalling treatment of transgender asylum seeker in U.S. detention

The appalling treatment of a transgender asylum seeker held in U.S. detention has drawn a lawsuit from the ACLU.

The suit is against the federal government, local government and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and charges that they failed to protect Tanya Guzman-Martinez from sexual violence, assault and other mistreatment.

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