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Zen and the Art of Running for Congress

Peter Navarro runs for Congress and tells all

CHAPTER 29: Buried in Chicago When I die, I want to be buried in Chicago — so I can stay politically active. — Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) On August 26, 1996, I took off in ...

A Complete Idiot's Guide to Corporate Welfare

Why did the city use $250,000 of taxpayers' money to get the National Baptist Convention to come to San Diego? Blame MERF. Why was Alcoholics Anonymous promised a similar quarter-million-dollar gift if they held their ...

One of the Rottenest People

T.T., 36, matronly, with a sweet face and a soft, wondering voice, doesn't match the expected image of a recovering manic-depressive acid-head, pill-popper, and heroin addict. It is hard to picture her fencing clothes to ...

Cab scam

The cost of San Diego taxi cab permits, as traded on the black market, have abruptly shot up to as much as $60,000 apiece. As a result, sources say, big-time cab owners are doing everything ...

Trek to the rocky summit of Blue Angels Peak near Jacumba.

East of Jacumba, pressed against the California-Baja California border, is a series of scenic peaks and valleys in the Jacumba Mountains affording vistas of two counties (San Diego and Imperial) and two nations. Although American ...

Do they put plastic in fast food shakes?

Hi, Matt: Recently my husband and I were sitting in our parked car and romantically slurping up Wendy's Frostys. I felt the mood was somewhat shattered when he wondered aloud whether Wendy's, like McDonald's, adds ...

Why are basketball players called "cagers?"

Matt: No one's ever been able to tell me why basketball players are called "cagers." Can you? -- Wes, San Diego Dear Matthew Alice: Why is a football called a pigskin? Best I can tell, ...

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