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“Boots on the Ground”

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Come you masters of war. You that build all the guns. You that build the death planes. You that hide behind walls. You that hide behind desks. I just want you to know I can see through your masks.   Bob Dylan A couple of years back I spoke at a dinner of […]

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Called to Serve

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

“We should take very seriously what the dreadful past can tell us about our blindness and predilections. The haunting fact is we are morally free. If everyone around us is calling for Barabbas, it is only probable, never necessary, that some of us join in. Since we have not yet burned the taper of earthly […]

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Francis, Yogi & Joe

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The pope came to America, Yogi Berra died, and the vice president went on “Late Night with Stephen Colbert.” Three different persons. Three different professions. One common characteristic. One common faith. Pope Francis’ state visit became the greatest week in the history of the Catholic Church in America. Catholicism has had a really bad run, […]

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Is That All There Is?

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The words of Peggy Lee’s song are haunting, but they come to mind, not in a philosophical/mystical sense, though they are that, but politically. I’ve been in politics, around politics for 49 years. Beginning with the lieutenant governor’s office in Sacramento in 1966, through Bobby Kennedy’s presidential campaign to five years on Capitol Hill in […]

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Musings at Eighty

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The larger the island of knowledge, the greater the shoreline of wonder. Dr. Ralph Washington Sockman Christ Church, Methodist, New York City (1916-61) As I approached my eighty birthday (July 29), friends said, “This is the big one, the Big Eight O.” But I didn’t see it that way. My family often complains; I am […]

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Religion, Politics & Media

| July 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sometime back I wrote about this here in the Sentinel, but it is for me an important issue, so I am revisiting it. A religion reporter for a major American newspaper wrote a story about an openly gay United Methodist minister who lost her church over her sexual orientation. The reporter wrote the minister was […]

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Is This Any Way to Run a Country?

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

On March 30 the House of Commons dissolved and Great Britain entered five weeks of campaigning to determine a new government. David Cameron’s five years as prime minister in the coalition government was over; it was time for voters to decide who governs next. With the dissolution, May 7 was set as the day the […]

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May Musings – The Mayor & Padres

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

“In the Matter of Kevin Faulconer,” my Sentinel column for last month appears to have displeased some people who admire the mayor. They thought my column was way too one-sided, that my critique of his honor was partial because it failed to point out all the forward looking, progressive things he has done. Perhaps. A teammate of […]

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In the Matter of Kevin Faulconer

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Election Day last year Kevin Faulconer received five votes from the Mitrovich family; which is to say he received five votes from five Democrats. I voted for Kevin because he was once a member of The City Club of San Diego, which means he’s been involved in my three greatest civic causes – strong […]

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Civic Idiots

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is the 40th year of The City Club of San Diego, but despite the fact we’ve presented 1,193 programs in the public interest, and despite The City Club’s standing as one of the America’s top public forums (number three by one rating organization, and the only one west of the Mississippi), The City Club […]

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