Opinion


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The Democratic Party’s way forward is representing the homefolk

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Editor’s note: A column by Democrat Stew Jenkins will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Republican Mike Brown. “I’m a gun tot’n, Christian Democrat,” said the... (Continue reading)

Off limits: Of Mice and Men and the death penalty

OPINION by STEPHEN COOPER Seventy years after its publication, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men continues to stimulate debate, pro and con, about the death penalty. But justifying capital punishment was the last thing on... (Continue reading)

Trump, Merle Haggard and promises that must be kept

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. Recoiling from the defeat of Hillary Clinton,... (Continue reading)

Passing laws to break laws

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE In its paroxysm of over-the-top liberalism, the new Democratic supermajority in California’s state legislature is introducing a package of bills to protect sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants. The legislature is poised... (Continue reading)

SLO County Democrats: mastering the road ahead

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Editor’s note: A column by Democrat Stew Jenkins will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Republican Mike Brown. Shock! Democrats are tired of focusing on the... (Continue reading)

SLO County reform and community resurgence

OPINION by MIKE BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. In 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board... (Continue reading)

Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk?

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER I was horrified to read that Milo Yiannopoulos has been invited by the Cal Poly College Republicans to speak at the Spanos Theater on January 31. This self-described “alt-right” conservative has... (Continue reading)

Hate and hypocrisy

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE San Luis Obispo Tribune Editor Sandra Duerr’s admonition against hate speech was both timely and appropriate, but it was also hypocritical. Duerr’s article focused upon two forms of hate– racism and... (Continue reading)

Money down the drain at the South County sewer plant

OPINION by JULIE TACKER While expenses at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District continue to climb under a new administrator, the public is seeing little or no benefit and a decrease in transparency.... (Continue reading)

Talking turkey at Thanksgiving in the year of Trump

Opinion by Steve Brody, Ph.D. Whether here in SLO County or New York City, a good therapist doesn’t tell you what you want to hear. He tells you what you need to know. So after... (Continue reading)



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