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Monday, August 21, 2017

Why the Chargers Should Stay in San Diego

How culture and society shape our view on sports America’s philosopher John Dewey found little need in religious dogma despite having been brought up in a church going family. The professor from the University of...

Pope Francis to Address Joint Session of Congress

Historic first inside the beltway Coming on the heels of unprecedented social change, including the legalization of Gay marriage in the United States, the Holy Pontiff has been invited to speak before the United States...


Charleston Tragedy Offers Lessons in Forgiveness

While the relatives of the victims who were so mercilessly shot in Charleston, South Carolina have offered forgiveness to a cold blooded killer, a defining moment in African-American history lives in present day America....

Presidential Primary Election One Year Away

It’s never too early to shed light on the more interesting facets of politics. One year from now, California voters will cast ballots for President all the way down to County Central Committee members....


Every Mother is Special Unless you are a Male Seahorse

Mother’s Day became an official United States holiday in 1914 but the concept of honoring motherhood has been around since the ancient Greeks. President Woodrow Wilson had designated the second Sunday in May as...

Attention: Smokers, Are you killing fish without knowing it?

“Since filters trap the toxic stuff in cigarettes that causes cancer and other health problems, it is not surprising that research shows that they can be toxic to aquatic life.” (Sierra, Explore, Enjoy and...


Recent Conference on Civility Falls Short on Specifics

A few weeks ago, the fourth annual Community Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue was held in Linda Vista at the Joan P. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the USD campus. The...

The Politics of Discontent and the Mark of Bigfoot

Lurking in the political wilderness lies an illusion of sorts, a mystery to most voters, it merits closer scrutiny and deliberation. A type of shell game runs amok, candidates are scurrying about and glad...


Squaremont: Toasting an Old Friend

Have you ever received a St. Patrick's Day greeting card wishing you the luck of the Irish? Grinning Leprechauns, rainbows, four-leaf clovers and a pot of gold... Historically, the luck of the Irish meant bad...

Swank’s Take on Valentine’s Day

How many remember this verse from Janice Ian’s poignant recording, “At Seventeen?” "To those of us who knew the pain/Of Valentines that never came…" I remember putting Valentine cards into pink and red heart-covered boxes we...