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George Mitrovich

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The Beginning of the End

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The larger a country, the less easy for its real opinion to be ascertained, and the less difficult to be counterfeited; when ascertained or presumed, the more respectable it is in the eyes of individuals. — James Madison, “Public Opinion”, 1791 Recently Donald Trump did something so outrageous, so vile, so reprehensible, so unethical, so […]

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My Life in Books & Literature

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
My Life in Books & Literature

Twenty years ago, maybe, I spoke on “My Life in Books & Literature.” I gave the speech three times – at Barnes & Noble at Grossmont Center and La Jolla, and to a women’s book club at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. The first went extremely well. The second, not so much. The […]

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Churches & Civil Society

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Churches & Civil Society

By George Mitrovich On Christmas Eve at the Church of the Resurrection (United Methodist) in Leawood, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, an offering was taken for the church’s many charities, including a school built in Lebanon for some of the 750,000 Syrian children whose schools have been destroyed in Syria’s civil war, The senior […]

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The Importance of Jackie Robinson

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Importance of Jackie Robinson

By George Mitrovich Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia one-hundred years ago, January 31, 1919. He would grow up to become the “most important black man in American history.” That was the view of the late Buck O’Neil, founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, who often pointed out that […]

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The Things That Seem and Those That Are

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich I wasn’t doing a January column. Too much going on with planning programs for The City Club of San Diego (four programs before February’s end), The Denver Forum’s big farewell luncheon for Governor John Hickenlooper, January 3 (the governor is leaving office after sixteen years as Denver’s mayor and Colorado’s chief executive, […]

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Thank You, Donald Trump

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Texas friend of mine, a distinguished attorney and author of significant books, emailed me a link to an op-ed on Brett Kavanaugh he had written for the Dallas Morning News. My friend is a confessing Christian and Methodist, as am I. We take Jesus seriously and strive to be faithful to His teachings, but […]

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On the Doing of Good Deeds

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich There was a time, say ten or fifteen-years ago, okay, twenty, maybe 30, when I was the media-go-to-Democrat in San Diego. Not surprising, as I have had a very high public profile for someone who never ran for elective office, but also as someone involved in a great many public undertakings, from […]

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There’s Nothing Normal About Normal Heights

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
There’s Nothing Normal About Normal Heights

By George Mitrovich We lived in Kensington for more than 30-plus-years, a San Diego community known for its Spanish architecture and English named streets. Kensington comes as close to a gated community as a community can become without being gated, as there are only four street entrances into Kensington off Adams Avenue, and its streets […]

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Will the Majority Win?

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich I am a devoted watcher of MSNBC, the “liberal” cable television network, that ironically helped elect Donald Trump president by giving him hour-by-hour, day-by-day, saturation coverage during the 2016 campaign, and did so to the virtual exclusion of the 15 other Republican candidates who were running. The New York Times estimated Trump […]

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Who Speaks for The Majority?

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich On Sunday, June 24, Jeremy W. Peters of The New York Times, wrote 1,891 words on how 90 percent of Republican voters embrace Donald Trump; not just embrace him but are furious because media abuses their president, misrepresents their president, is unfair to their president, and lies about their president — never […]

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