@sdutIdeas editorial/opinion director • @spj_tweets western region director • past @sdspj president • T. = Throw out the rule book. (Thoreau, actually.)

Are we Protecting our Black Boys!?

storify.com — I am a wife, sister, cousin and niece of a black man! This social issue has me worrying nightly that someone that I know can be next. I am a woman who wants to one day be a mother to a black boy, but the idea scares me now due to the system he will be raised in.

Faulconer's Spanish comments the talk of San Diego

sandiegouniontribune.com — San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer officially joined the mayor's race Wednesday with brief remarks in English and Spanish. It was his use of Spanish that got people talking on Twitter. People lauded and criticized it, but his Spanish-language remarks shouldn't come as a surprise. First, Faulconer has addressed reporters in Spanish previously.

3 lessons worth learning on Saint Patrick’s Day

erlc.com — Unless you worship in a tradition marked by the calendar of saints-like many of our Lutheran and Anglican brothers and sisters-chances are you're not sure what exactly to do with Saint Patrick's Day. Go ahead and register me as a Protestant of the Baptist sort, one typically not committed to the liturgical calendar and feast days.

San Diego Chargers, San Onofre shutdown letter subjects

sandiegouniontribune.com — The unjustified shutdown of San Onofre was engineered by Gov. Jerry Brown. He, the PUC chairman and the CEO of Edison International are the guilty ones. The heat exchangers produced by Mitsubishi were going to be replaced at no cost. So what was the real reason this multibillion-dollar investment was scrapped?

Would you root for the San Diego Raiders?

sandiegouniontribune.com — If the Chargers move to Los Angeles, should San Diego look to land another NFL team? And more specifically, would you root for the San Diego Raiders? The question was too provocative not to ask this week before the NFL meetings in Houston changed the course, potentially, of four major American cities.

Camera+ ~ photo by SDuncovered

Would you want a gun store near your child's school?

sandiegouniontribune.com — There's something you should know about this column before you read any further: No one wanted to talk to me about it. Not the principal of Murray Manor Elementary School in La Mesa. Not the owners of a gun shop so close that a student could hit it from campus with a baseball.

Rate your level of Star Wars fandom: Force awakens or sleeps?

sandiegouniontribune.com — A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away is suddenly next week in thousands of movie theaters. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" debuts Thursday, Dec. 17. Many people already have their tickets. Some started waiting in line 12 days before the premiere. Others intend to stay far, far away.

What's in the Newtown shooter's name?

sandiegouniontribune.com — I stood on a stage Monday morning with my hands on my six-year-old daughter's shoulders and her hands on a reading award she had just received. I thought of the parents who would never read another book to those 20 children in Connecticut. I took my hands off her.

Acknowledge pilots

heraldlive.co.za — IT has come to my attention that in the article about the dramatic sea rescue ("Dramatic sea rescue", November 27) you did not mention the brave, skilled pilots of the "C Charlie flight" that operated the two BK117 helicopters. These men and women should be acknowledged for their incredible work over our beautiful city.
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Sep 25, 2016

@CarloCBS8 @alamo889 News departments and opinion departments are distinct entities. One's job is to be unbiased. One is to express opinion.

Sep 24, 2016

At the Verizon store. Oh, hello iPhone 7. 😍

Sep 24, 2016

RT @NateSilver538: Panic? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Clinton's in better shape than she was a week ago, but worse than she was 2 weeks ago. https://t.co/gFkkHHJgbL

Sep 24, 2016

@ConorDougherty That was a lovely, deeply moving story about your mom, bud. Thanks for sharing it.

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