By Doug Porter
This week’s edition of Looking Back at the Week features articles, commentaries, columns, toons and other work by San Diego Free Press regulars, irregulars, columnists, at-large contributors.
Twenty San Diegans contributed videos, poems, essays and analysis this week.
(Brother Brent Beltrán is having technical difficulties, so I’m substituting today. Any mistakes or omissions are still entirely his fault. You can send him all your hate mail though; he likes that.)
Bob Dorn wrote eloquently about his short and bittersweet time in getting bounced off a jury.
Eric Garcia drew an editorial cartoon depicting Trump’s (aided by the Tea Party) assault on the 14th Amendment
Frank Gormlie shared many insights about his summer camping trip.
Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes’ Geo-Poetic series included a video/poem entitled: Colonel Sanders and the Tombs of the Kings.
Jeeni Criscenzo’s My Niche column talked about Living with ADHD in a distractive world.
Jim Miller’s Under the Perfect Sun column focused why teaching should be about the public good, not another arrow in the neo-liberal economic arsenal.
John Lawrence wrote about the American Winner Take All electoral system.
Junco Canché drew an editorial cartoon about The Donald’s slim-to-nothing chances with the Latino vote.
The Progressive San Diego series, an ongoing travelogue of intriguing and historically relevant places around town, visited The Big Kitchen Cafe in Golden Hill.
Guest writers this week included:
Andrew J. Mackay and Bryan Kim, explaining what’s going on with the striking workers at Greenpeace.
City Council candidate Jose Caballero, suggesting San Diego should use its street rehab program to lay the wiring for Municipal Internet.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, writing about working conditions in nail salons.
Marshall Hutton, writing on behalf of SD350.org, giving SANDAG a good talkin’ to for trying to take the easy way out of mitigating climate change.
Richard Riehl, pleading for a public vote on preserving open space in Carlsbad
The Starting Line column (written by yours truly) covered the news and tried to make sense out of stuff, including:
Monday: San Diego Unified School District trustees’ squirrely politics
Tuesday: The snake oil being hawked by proponents of pension reform
Wednesday: The proud history of protest commemorated on Women’s Equality Day
Thursday: Bigotry on the streets of San Diego, ala Trump
Friday: An NLRB ruling that could boost union organizing