Articles Tagged With ‘Opinion’




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Every war is a war against a child

BY DAWN ORTIZ-LEGG “Every war is a war against children.”  The elegant simplicity and hard truth of that statement is what made Howard Zinn a remarkable man. He embodied dissent in nearly every aspect of... (Continue reading)

Something smells in Los Osos

BY PIPER REILLY Los Osos, California, population 14,500, is about to lose it’s drinking water source due to local government mis-management and agency irresponsibility. Current well tests show the average nitrate levels are one half... (Continue reading)

The curse of Cuesta College

BY DAVID CONGALTON Baseball buffs are familiar with the “Curse of the Bambino.” True believers insist that the Boston Red Sox went 86 years without winning a World Series as punishment for selling Babe Ruth,... (Continue reading)

The climate change hoax

By MATT KOKKONEN Global warming is probably one of the most contentious issues currently. Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” documents his belief that humans are the cause of this warming and of an impending... (Continue reading)

When the Tribune gets it wrong

By JOHN SALISBURY “Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,” as penned by Mark Twain, seems an appropriate reply to the Tribune’s unfortunate and erroneous “Big Buzz” article from December 3. Our business has... (Continue reading)

What to do about Diablo Canyon?

BY JANE SWANSON The San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP) opposes PG&E’s application for 20 year operating license extensions for Diablo Canyon units 1 and 2, filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on... (Continue reading)

The politics of pollution

BY JOEY RACANO The ride to San Diego is always worth it, and last October was no exception. The golden hills of San Luis Obispo gave way to the windy passes of Gaviota. They, in... (Continue reading)

Thankful for Planned Parenthood

BY BILL DENNEEN Santa Maria, until just recently, had the highest teenage pregnancy rate of any city in the entire industrialized world. I called it a “pregnancy-epidemic”.  One of the reasons is all  local hospitals... (Continue reading)

What price glory?

BY ALEXI JENKINS In the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln argued that the family members of those who died fighting for the Union should “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain” and... (Continue reading)



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