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This fiscal cliff vote that happened on New Year’s Day — who the heck was representing the Imperial Valley? With Bob Filner gone, where was Juan Vargas? Didn’t he win the election to fill the seat? Can an entire district go without...
Tags: Dennis Cardoza, Politics, Bob Filner, Elections, Juan Vargas
I had planned to write on local government this week to continue looking at the problem of unsustainable budgets. Alas, the farce played out last week in “saving” us from the federal “fiscal cliff” is too important to ignore. Our...
Vista Latina: Hispanic population continues to grow in Imperial County while other demographics declineStaff WriterAs a child, Juan Ulloa saw differences in how people thought of themselves based on their situations in life. There was a difference between Mexican and Spanish, a class distinction based on power, economics and the color of your skin, he said....
Staff Writer, Copy EditorThere was a time when Calexico resident Daniel Ramirez blindly cast his vote along party lines. Currently, as someone who votes “principles over party,” he said he is not pleased with his voting options come November. A registered Democrat,...
“Flight” is a fine movie, with a terrifying first third followed by a heart-breaking but ultimately life-affirming second two-thirds. Denzel Washington and British actress Kelly Reilly give breathtakingly real performances, and Don Cheadle...
For the first time in nearly 80 years, one party is in control of both houses of the California Legislature. Such an uncommon occurrence grants what amounts to absolute power on the Democrats in this state to raises taxes, override vetoes, bypass...
Tags: Politics, Government, Executive Branch
Americans have sent a clear message with these petitions of secession, which have now come from angry citizens from all 50 states. That message? We’re sore losers and we want everyone to know it. A friend posed the idea that had Mitt Romney won...
Tags: Politics, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Elections
You don’t have to hit me over the head with a 2 by 4. OK, you’re right, you usually do. Consider myself bludgeoned. The election last week was nothing short of a good old-fashioned whipping. Both across the nation and in this once-great...
Tags: Politics, Republican Party, Elections, Polls
The chaos, anger and, ultimately, the sadness so apparent in the afterglow of this election — presidential and otherwise — is far worse than anything that preceded it. At least when it was ongoing the crazy rhetoric and bile spewed from all...
Crisp Crispycreme, as someone I know recently called him, is my new hero. Crispycreme, who is better known as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and who is as round as the name The Township of Parsippany, N.J., is long, last week praised President Barack...
Our country is deeply divided, split right down the middle on most every issue. There is likely one point where Americans, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents can all agree on: All sides must come together to solve the issues facing our country....
The entire miserable presidential election season could be summed up by CNN’s coverage of the first debate between Obomney. Meh. In shades of yellow and green, four unremarkable years and the expectation of four more of the same were distilled by...
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