There’s one point in the death penalty debate on which both sides agree: The death penalty system is broken. Those who support the death penalty say that it provides closure for the victim’s families and gives the strongest sentences to those guilty of the worst crimes. Those who oppose it say it risks executing innocent […]
Prominent Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson talked about what’s fueled – and continues to fuel – his activism.
Voters will face a myriad of choices in the upcoming November election. Voice of San Diego’s Sara Libby and Ry Rivard aimed to demystify those choices at Politifest last month, burning through all 17 state initiatives in just an hour. Ballot measures they covered included marijuana legalization, a ban on single-use plastic bags and a […]
One of the biggest crowds at Politifest was at the debate over Measure C, the Chargers’ plan to build a convadium in East Village. City Councilman Chris Cate, architect Rob Quigley and former San Diego Economic Development Corp. CEO Julie Meier-Wright argued against the measure; while Chargers adviser Marcela Escobar-Eck, the San Diego Stadium Coalition’s Jason Riggs and Save Our Bolts’ Thomas Powell made […]
Measure A would raise the county’s sales tax and use the money to invest in freeways, transit and open space preservation. Moderated by Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts, City Councilman Todd Gloria and County Supervisor Ron Roberts argued in support of the measure and Nicole Capretz, executive director of Climate Action Campaign, Oceanside’s Deputy […]
Politifest’s most raucous debate was over Measure K, a ballot measure that would require mandatory runoffs in the city.
Watch our two Politifest keynote speeches, given by conservative political commentator Reihan Salam and activist DeRay Mckesson.
School board candidate LaShae Collins talks about how she’d try to improve Southeastern San Diego schools.
A debate over Measure K, a ballot measure that would require mandatory runoffs in the city, was punctuated by tense exchanges and little consensus.
Technology and data can be an effective route to more civic engagement, according to a panel that gathered Saturday at Politifest.