Trump wants the November election to be a referendum on him. It’s not, writes San Luis Obispo columnist Tom Fulks. It’s about the Republican Congress, which has abdicated much of its constitutional and moral duty.
California Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham has a strong record of fighting human trafficking, which amounts to modern-day slavery, says columnist Andrea Seastrand. His opponent, Bill Ostrander, minimizes the extent of the problem.
Since 2013, more than 1,000 polling places have been closed in nine Republican-dominated states. If you don’t think voting is important, try telling that to the disenfranchised, says columnist Tom Fulks.
California can still fund fixes to its roads and pass Proposition 6, repealing the gas tax, writes San Luis Obispo, CA columnist Andrea Seastrand. We should start by repealing the high speed rail project.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Sacramento native Anthony Kennedy wore in his successor Brett Kavanaugh Monday, and his silence on the allegations against the new justice made him complicit in his former law clerk’s ascension to the country’s highest court.
T. Keith Gurnee is running for mayor in the progressive city of San Luis Obispo. Critics say the former Republican is a “shape-shifter” who joined the Democratic Party to enhance his chance of election.
Congressman Salud Carbajal, a Santa Barbara Democrat, has a weak voting record when it comes to legislation protecting the public, says columnist Andrea Seastrand. Law enforcement agencies support Republican candidate Justin Fareed.
The rich and/or powerful were out in full force at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, says San Luis Obispo Tribune columnist Tom Fulks. But he didn’t see a single Republican in the bunch.
After being convicted of rules violations, five California coastal commissioners, including Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell, have been ordered to pay $959,000 in legal fees to opposing counsel. Taxpayers may be on the hook for it.
California’s infrastructure was a model prior to passage of Prop 13 in 1978. Now Proposition 6 threatens to deprive the state of revenue it needs to repair our crumbling highway system, writes Tom Fulks.
A boycott of In-N-Out will not help Democrats in the coming midterm elections in which liberals need to take back Congress. The last thing California needs are more people who are willing to boycott, but not vote.
Bullies like Donald Trump are actually trying to overpower ideas that don’t comport with a worldview – the way they wish it to be – by using verbal violence to try asserting power, says columnist Tom Fulks.
SLO Tribune columnist Tom Fulks is used to warm receptions and lots of questions about California when he travels overseas. He says the attitude toward Americans has changed in the Trump era — and that hurts.
The Democratic leadership of California has been good for the wealthy of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. As governor, John Cox would better represent working people and, with his veto power, would rein in spending.
Singapore may seem idyllic, but it’s an authoritarian state. Under Trump, the United States could head that direction. Look at intolerance for criticism of the government, Tribune columnist Tom Fulks writes.
The Camp Fire began on Nov. 8, 2018, and has since become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Drone footage shows the fire destruction, with home after home lost, in Paradise, California.