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Arne has left the building

On the last day of 2015, the longest serving member of President Obama's Cabinet, Arne Duncan, quietly stepped down from his official position as what the Washington Post called "the most powerful education secretary in U.S. history." The federal government now provides about 10 percent of the money spent on public schools, and Duncan used that money, to an extent like never before, to impose his will on local schools.

January 12, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views

Psa test has a place in treating prostate cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column on PSA screening for prostate cancer. As an oncologist who specializes in prostate cancer, I wanted to add that it is important for patients to understand that 1) screening is very different from diagnosis and treatment, and 2) that the PSA test is a very good and accurate test that does exactly what it is supposed to do: measure the level of PSA in people with prostate cancer. I've heard so many patients, even with metastatic prostate cancer, saying, "I read in the news that PSA is a bad test and ...

January 11, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

Armed militia, law both wrong

Weeks before Ammon Bundy and his pals showed up at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest five-year federal prison sentences imposed on two Oregon ranchers, a friend alerted me to the ranchers' story. Thanks to federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws, the government was sending Dwight and Steven Hammond, who had served earlier sentences, back to prison for the same crime. The draconian sentencing that warped the drug war had bled into home on the range.

January 11, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views

What to do about canine possession aggression issues

DEAR DIDI: We have a beautiful 8 month old male bulldog. He is sweet and very sociable with our family and friends. However, he has one issue that is very disconcerting. We can give him treats by hand and he takes them gently, but if we go near his bowl he growls and lifts his lips. My husband attempted to take the bowl from him for being rude and he bit him. He will also act this way over meat bones but not toys. We feel like he is bipolar, or a Jekyl and Hyde. Is there any way to ...

January 11, 2016 | | Other Views

Treatment available for pseudogout

DEAR DR. ROACH: In your recent column on pseudogout, you didn't discuss treatment. I had it earlier this year, and after a while it went away. It was very painful. Is there any medication to help it? -- D.B.

January 10, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


For Xi Jinping, it has been a rough week.

January 08, 2016 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views

Perfect portrait of corporate crime

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here's one worth a thousand times that.

January 08, 2016 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views

Just saying yes

The New Year seems to have come and gone too fast, and in the hopes of holding on to that spirit for just a day or two longer, I offer this simple story.

January 06, 2016 | | Other Views

A sure cure for ‘affluenza’

In 2013, Americans learned about a new epidemic - affluenza. As psychologist G. Dick Miller explained the phenomenon, children of wealthy parents are taught not the golden rule but "we have the gold, we make the rules." The unsympathetic carrier of the affliction - Ethan Couch, Miller's client, then 16 - pleaded guilty in 2013 to manslaughter charges after he killed four innocent people in a drunken driving accident. Prosecutors recommended that Couch serve 20 years in prison. The sentencing judge said she was not moved by the "affluenza" defense, but nonetheless, she chose to sentence the son of privilege to 10 ...

January 05, 2016 | | Other Views

Looking forward to 1st election to vote

2016 is here and that means that we are now in an election year.

January 04, 2016 | LAWRENCE SILVEIRA | Other Views

The Donald vs. Big Bill

Not satisfied with hurling sexist invectives at Hillary Clinton, the Donald has turned his ire on her husband, the former president, claiming he has "a terrible record of women abuse."

January 04, 2016 | Susan Estrich | Other Views

Attack on American jobs

When I heard that the Omnibus spending bill that President Obama signed a week before Christmas includes a provision allowing more foreign guest workers, my first reaction was disbelief. We were repeatedly told by Republican leaders that the must-pass spending bill contained only what was absolutely necessary to pay our troops, bondholders and Social Security recipients, and we couldn't risk shutting down the government with provisions to defund Planned Parenthood or prohibit Obama's executive actions.

January 04, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views

Drooping eyelid common after cataract surgery

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old woman who had successful cataract surgery two months ago. However, it left me with swollen eyelids and noticeable pouches under both eyes. My doctor advised that some people have a reaction like mine. I was told that the swelling should abate by six months. The healing was excellent, and I see fine, with the exception of the drooping eyelids. The seniors I know who had cataracts out and lenses in did not have a reaction like mine.

January 03, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

Winners & losers: 2015

Her are my winners and losers and the best and the worst of the year.

January 02, 2016 | | Other Views

January often best month to file for Social Security

I write a column similar to this one about this time every year. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself because it contains a very important message for people planning to retire in 2016.

January 01, 2016 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views

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Give food to homeless so they can booze it up

Ever wonder - if you're one of those people who give panhandlers money or food - what the result of your "good deed" is?

March 13, 2018 | Jim Joe | Other Views

Homeless watching on a typical Manteca Saturday

Spring is in the air.

March 12, 2018 | | Other Views

Pi Day is silly, but π itself is fascinating stuff

Math students everywhere will be eating pies in class this week in celebration of what is known as Pi Day, the 14th day of the ...

March 11, 2018 | DANIEL ULLMAN | Other Views

What is best bowl for dogs?

DEAR DIDI: There are so many types of dog bowls available. Plastic, porcelain, stainless steel, raised on stands.....what do you recommend? I have a ...

March 11, 2018 | Didi McElroy | Other Views

The ‘perfect diet’ is an elusive target

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you recommended "a diet based mostly on plants and legumes, with nuts, some fruits, whole grains and almost ...

March 11, 2018 | | Other Views

Put teeth into laws against turning Manteca into a dump

Let's be honest.

February 27, 2018 | | Other Views

If press secretary Sarah Sanders were to smack the press . . .

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is constantly hammered by "Gotcha!" questions from reporters in the briefing room. This was dramatically underlined when the ...

February 26, 2018 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views

What is best way to feed your dogs

DEAR DIDI: Should my dogs be on a set feeding schedule of some kind or is it ok to just leave a bowl of food ...

February 25, 2018 | Didi McElroy | Other Views

Pregabalin and pregnancy

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 13 weeks pregnant, and I am on pregabalin (prescribed off-label for anxiety). I asked my GP if it is safe ...

February 25, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

‘Notch Babies’ now reaching century mark & they are still mad!

There is a group of very old people out there who, for decades now, has been misled into believing that they are being cheated out ...

February 24, 2018 | | Other Views

Two Senate committees cast more shadow on FBI probe tactics

In the last two weeks, cable news has been consumed with the feud between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. The committee released ...

February 09, 2018 | Debra Saunders | Other Views

I’m a hit with the ladies!

Don't tell my wife, but if my inbox is any indication, I'm a big hit with the ladies! I have a hunch I ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views

What the joyous solitude of early hermits can teach us about being alone

In today's world, loneliness seems to have reached epidemic proportions. Countless studies have highlighted the serious and negative impact that loneliness has on our ...

February 09, 2018 | | Other Views

Take ‘racist xenophobe’ quiz: Who said this about illegal immigration?

Which alleged "racist xenophobe" made these statements about illegal immigration?

February 08, 2018 | | Other Views

Take ‘racist xenophobe’ quiz: Who said this about illegal immigration?

Which alleged "racist xenophobe" made these statements about illegal immigration?

February 08, 2018 | | Other Views

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