Tag: Bob Filner

November Notes: Bob Filner & Baseball

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the news hit that former mayor Bob Filner had pleaded guilty to a series of false imprisonment and battery charges involving three women, it was a stunner. Of course the plea led the U-T San Diego, but also the Los Angeles Times, and earned a double byline story in The New York Times. When […]

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Of Politics & Poetry

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

In writing against an early deadline and lacking the gift of prophecy I do not know whether Bob Filner is still mayor, but if he is every day he remains in office compounds the city’s untenable situation. If he’s gone than God bless him for going and finally doing the right thing, but if not […]

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In The Matter of Mayor Filner

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have called for Mayor Filner’s resignation, a difficult decision given our shared history, but in the end, a necessary one. I made my decision on the evening of July 16, and the following afternoon, after struggling within over language, issued the following statement (which was posted on the Sentinel’s Web site): “It is with […]

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Bob Filner & The Politics of Change

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Nicolo Machiavelli The Prince (1532) Since this column bears my name you may assume what you read in this space is indeed […]

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