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A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security Reform Act of 2016. I would call it the One-Sided Social Security Reform Act of 2016. And that's because, like just about every Social Security reform proposal I have seen sponsored by a Republican, it is lopsided. It proposes an array of benefit cuts and not a single suggestion to raise revenues.

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security Reform Act of 2016. I would call it the One-Sided Social Security Reform Act of 2016. And that's because, like just about every Social Security reform proposal I have seen sponsored by a Republican, it is lopsided. It proposes an array of benefit cuts and not a single suggestion to raise revenues.

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


After fiery derailment Union Pacific OKs changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The nation's largest freight railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery oil train derailment in Oregon and the discovery of more than 800 potential safety violations across its sprawling network.

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Congress targets labeling almond milk as milk per se

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Got milk? Twenty-five bipartisan members of Congress say if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as milk.

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Stocks higher in slow pre- holiday trading

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street traders sometimes root for year-end "Santa Claus rallies," but on Friday, hardly a creature was stirring as stocks finished slightly higher on the quietest full day of trading in more than a year. Health care companies brought in most of the gains.

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Another Trump tweet jab, again in the defense private sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares Lockheed Martin slipped while rival Boeing's rose Friday after a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump appeared to pit the two defense industry giants against one another in a bid to lower prices for government contracts.

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Splurging not an option for many workers scraping by

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his expectations in check.

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Using security deposit for last month’s rent

Q: I am always eager to read your columns on real estate law and feel obligated to respond to one of your recent columns. I understand you are not advocating breaking local landlord/tenant laws which generally require a tenant to pay the last month's rent and for the landlord to return the deposit, minus any damage expenses.

December 23, 2016 | | HOME SCENE


Creating today’s top shower design

Love the look of sleek, elegant shower spaces featured in popular home-improvement magazines and TV shows? You don't need to be a design expert to update your favorite bathroom with touches of modern luxury and influences of European simplicity. To create a fashionable, functional and fabulous shower, follow these three rules.

December 23, 2016 | | HOME SCENE


Smart storage ideas to squeeze extra space from your bathroom

Shampoo bottles, makeup tools, lotions, linens and laundry - the bathroom is one of the most frequented rooms in the home and clutter can collect quickly. Stop the chaos before it gets out of control by implementing some smart storage solutions. With these simple ideas, your bathroom will be the most functional and fashionable room in the house.

December 23, 2016 | | HOME SCENE


Assyrians celebrate family, food

For the Assyrian community in Turlock, Christmas traditionally means two things: enjoying delicious food and spending time celebrating with family and friends.

December 23, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Stephen Scott Boudreau

Stephen Scott Boudreau, 49, entered into rest suddenly on December 18, 2016 in Manteca. He was born in Denver, Colorado on July 23, 1969 to the late Lewis and Gladys Boudreau.

December 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Chanukah Menorah lighting on Monday at Library Park

Congregation Beth Shalom, The Center for Jewish Life in greater Stanislaus County and the Central Valley based in Modesto, are holding a public lighting ceremony of the Chanukah Menorah in downtown Manteca on Monday, Dec. 24.

December 23, 2016 | | NEWS


Europe’s future on the line

The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.

December 23, 2016 | | Other Views


Terrorists wage war on Christmas

2016 hasn't been a hot year for discussions of a rhetorical war on Christmas in our malls or public schools. Maybe we've tuned out the secular hostility in our culture. We've gone from banning Linus reading from the Gospel of Luke to banning Christmas to banning Santa Claus to banning even the thought of a holiday, since it might not be for others.

December 23, 2016 | | Other Views


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Planned Parenthood and the pandering press

Every time you hear the network anchors and reporters act outraged about President Trump calling on "friendly" reporters and the fact that there's something ...

February 22, 2017 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Banksters are free at last

Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new president and Congress?

February 22, 2017 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


Permits needed to access secured evacuation areas

Permits to access restricted areas falling under the mandatory flood evacuation in south Manteca are being made available all day today at the Lathrop-Manteca Fire ...

February 22, 2017 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO Bulletin Correspondent | NEWS


Lathrop wins 1st-ever playoff game at home

LATHROP - Lathrop made it a point to defend its home court Tuesday.

February 22, 2017 | | High School Sports


Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

The Associated Press

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with ...

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago

Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve ...

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan's staff.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Florence Larue Hunter

Florence Larue Hunter, 92, a resident of Bethany Home, Ripon, California, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 18. Florence was born ...

February 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Margaret Eichenberger

Margaret Eichenberger, 72, entered into rest on January 20, 2017 in Modesto, CA. She was born on January 27, 1944 in Janesville, Wisconsin.

February 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Trump-Putin detente dead?

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals.

February 21, 2017 | | Other Views


Aggressive door-to-door sales

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 21, 2017 | | Letters


DeBrum didn’t make right appointment

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 21, 2017 | | Letters


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