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Monday 09/09/2019
A Generation Ignorant Of History
Posted: September 09, 2019

A wise pundit, whose words (but not his name) I recall, recently warned of the dangers that often accompany prosperity. One can easily become complacent and take things for granted. That danger may be upon us. We live in the world’s largest and richest economy with privileges and luxuries that inhabitants of less-favored lands can only dream of. Even those below the poverty line who struggle to make ends meet enjoy comforts and conveniences like air conditioning, computers, medicines, mobile devices, and affordable air travel that were unaffordable or didn’t yet exist a few generations ago in America and still don’t in some countries. Most importantly, we have a Constitution that endows us with rights and freedoms that don’t exist in totalitarian states. But freedom from having to worry about basic survival gives us plenty of time to find fault with the system that gave us these blessings.

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Friday 08/30/2019
Making It Harder To Protect And Serve
Posted: August 30, 2019

As part of Gov. Gavin Newsome’s campaign to turn the Golden State into the liberal capitol of America, he has signed into law a new measure which further restricts the ability of police to protect the public and themselves. The law, AB 392, which takes effect on Jan. 1, will prohibit law enforcement officers from using deadly force except when necessary to save their lives or the lives of others and only when they are in imminent danger and no other non-lethal alternative exists to de-escalate the situation.

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Friday 08/23/2019
The Mayor’s Corner
Posted: August 23, 2019

With summer almost over and kids in Imperial Beach back in school, many families have already taken their annual holiday. Whether you have stayed local for a San Diego staycation or traveled further away, there is nothing better than a summer getaway. Emily and I took a few short trips over the past few months including a visit to Carpinteria where I competed in the California Surf Lifesaving Championships. We have also enjoyed hiking the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area which also includes great mountain biking and camping opportunities.

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A Growing Chance Of Conflict With China
Posted: August 23, 2019

Many Democrats and other anti-Trumpers are still under the delusion that Russia determined the outcome of the 2016 election in Trump’s favor and that the Trump Campaign colluded with the Russians to make it happen. This is so despite no evidence to that effect and a two-year intensive investigation that failed to find any. Still, the president is accused regularly of cozying up to Vladimir Putin in spite of administration policies that are anything but friendly toward Russia. Many actually believe that Russia is our number one enemy.

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Friday 08/09/2019
Reader Responds In Defense Of Serge Dedina
Posted: August 09, 2019

I would like to comment on last week’s Eagle & Times letter written by Imperial Beach resident Mitchell McKay.

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The Mayor’s Corner
Posted: August 09, 2019

My father, Michel Jean Bernard Dedina, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, in Imperial Beach at the age of 86, after our family said our last goodbyes. Thanks to the wonderfully caring and dedicated staff at the Sun & Sea Manor in Imperial Beach for taking care of my dad over the past few months. as well as all of his many friends. This essay about my father was published in my book, Surfing the Border, and I thought I would share it here.

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Leftward Lurch A Losing Strategy
Posted: August 09, 2019

What the Democrat debaters lack in realism they are making up for in entertainment value. You have to be amused by the cranky, old socialist from Vermont who seems to be perpetually mad at everyone. You just have to feel sympathy for poor old Joe who keeps apologizing for almost everything he’s ever said or done, but still gets scolded by the other candidates, especially by California’s freshman senator, Kamala Harris, who gained national attention by disrupting the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and scolding him, too.

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Friday 08/02/2019
More Memorable Moments With Mueller
Posted: August 02, 2019

According to a May Harvard/Harris poll, two-thirds of Americans don’t want Congress to start impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump and 80 percent would rather it focus on real priorities like infrastructure, health care and immigration. Pro-impeachment progressives must not be reading the polls or they just don’t care about the people’s priorities because they just can’t seem to get over their myopic obsession with removing this president from office, even if it costs them the election. That’s good news for the GOP because this obsession is an insult to the 47 percent of the voters who elected him and don’t want their votes invalidated. Why would you insult 62 million voters if you want to win an election?

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