Author: John Loughlin

  • Speaker Toni Atkins and Senator Marty Block Visited OB Town Council

    Speaker Toni Atkins and Senator Marty Block Visited OB Town Council

    Speaker Atkins, Lt James Gartland, Jeff Hatfield, President San Diego Lifesaving Association & Senator Block (Photo: Susan Peinado) Speaker Toni Atkins and Senator Marty Block took part in the protest against ALEC on Wednesday July 22, 2015 and that evening both appeared at the Ocean Beach Town Council (OBTC) meeting to speak and hand out certificates of appreciation to […]

  • What Can Be Better For People Than TPP/TTIP?

    What Can Be Better For People Than TPP/TTIP?

    During discussion of granting President Obama Fast Track Authority to ‘negotiate’ the Trans-Pacific Partnership two friends recently asked me: why is TPP wrong for the U.S., for U.S. workers and businesses? where are the ideas to provide something better? [Jump below the line for the short answer ☟] A lot of the discussion has covered the potential loss […]

  • Power to the People

    Power to the People

    The never-ending austerity that Europe is force-feeding the Greek people is simply not working. Now Greece has loudly said no more. As most of the world knew it would, the financial demands made by Europe have crushed the Greek economy, led to mass unemployment, a collapse of the banking system, made the external debt crisis […]

  • Political Alzheimer’s

    Political Alzheimer’s

    Every year around the time of the Winter Solstice the Pope gets together with the leaders of his ‘party’, the Roman Curia. This year Pope Francis spiced up the proceedings by outlining fifteen failings, or ailments, he’d like to see addressed. Many of these can be applied equally well to our own San Diego County […]

  • Ballot Initiatives this November 2014

    Ballot Initiatives this November 2014

    In San Diego over the last few months we’ve seen how the ballot process is used to overturn the rule of representative government. The repeal of an increase of a levy on commercial construction that funds affordable housing projects, the overthrow of the Bario Logan Community Plan, and the minimum wage increase and earned sick […]

  • July 18 – Net Neutrality FCC Deadline For Comments Extended

    July 18 – Net Neutrality FCC Deadline For Comments Extended

    The deadline for the first round of comments to the FCC on the subject of Net Neutrality has been extended to Friday, July 18. According to John Oliver, the only two words that promise more boredom in the English language are “featuring Sting.” He went on to explain that Net Neutrality is “actually hugely important.” This short video […]