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Trump’s word is worthless

Any day now, Donald Trump may walk back his Monday call for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." If so, he won't change his mind because he regrets insulting Muslim Americans - no small number of whom, unlike Trump, have served in the military -- or because his rhetoric threatens to isolate this country when it needs allies, especially in the Middle East. He'll change his mind because he never really means anything he says.

December 11, 2015 | | Other Views


Playing ‘Hide the Money’?

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

December 11, 2015 | | Other Views


Wishing terrorism away

When asked why President Barack Obama insisted on pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said: "I think that the pursuit of the agreement is based on the President's hope that over a 10-year period with the sanctions being lifted that the Iranians will become a constructive stakeholder in the international community. That -- that as their economy begins to grow again, that - that they will abandon their ideology, their theology, their revolutionary principles, their meddling in various parts of the region. And, frankly, I believe that's very unrealistic."

December 10, 2015 | Larry Elder | Other Views


America, France turn right

In Sunday's first-round of regional elections in France, the clear and stunning winner was the National Front of Marine Le Pen.

December 08, 2015 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views


Pink ribbons & corporate PR

Must everything be commercialized - even cancer?

December 08, 2015 | | Other Views


Are Trump and Putin right?

Monday, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosted a spirited discussion with Donald Trump on whether he was right in asserting that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated as the towers came down on 9/11.

December 04, 2015 | | Other Views


Who’s sorry now? A health giant CEO

America's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group Inc., is losing so much money on the Affordable Care Act exchange policies it sells in 34 states that CEO Stephen Hemsley apologized to investors in New York on Tuesday. "It was for us a bad decision," Hemsley said, according to Bloomberg News. UnitedHealth stayed out of the Obamacare market in its first year. "In retrospect, we should have stayed out longer," Hemsley added. UnitedHealth may get out of the individual market in 2017.

December 04, 2015 | | Other Views


God Bless America

With images of the carnage in Paris and the shuttering of Brussels flashing on every screen, it is hard to take to heart the president's urgings not to give in to fear. A global terror alert does not help. The front-page pictures of all the homegrown terrorists make it harder still. How could these young men have grown up among us, as Americans, and be full of such hatred that they would choose, as we are being warned, targets where they can kill as many people as possible?

November 27, 2015 | | Other Views


CNBC biased? You don’t say!

Question: What did Reince Priebus not know about CNBC - and when did he not know it?

November 27, 2015 | | Other Views


War with Russia?

Turkey's decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act.

November 25, 2015 | | Other Views


About college microaggressions

When students protesting "microaggressions" took over an administrative building at Occidental College in California, they issued 14 demands. The school agreed to all except the first, which required the firing of its president. Similar protests took place concurrently at other colleges nationwide.

November 25, 2015 | | Other Views


Will Europe man up?

If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown.

November 24, 2015 | | Other Views


Competing Thanksgiving tales

Thanksgiving is here. Let's eat!

November 24, 2015 | | Other Views


About that frozen embryo

I'm more than a little reluctant to write this column. Whatever I write will be interpreted through another lens: that of the abortion debate. One of the many bad consequences of a debate that has now lasted more than four decades is that we can't talk about anything without first trying to fit it within the abortion debate, which is not necessarily the only or best way to look at it.

November 23, 2015 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


Ratings Trump respect at NBC

Donald Trump is like a contagion who infects everyone around him. Once you've kissed, you can never wipe his saliva off your face. Consider the venerable (in its own view) NBC. This year, the network fired Trump, only to find it is Trump Lite.

November 23, 2015 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


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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


Treason is a common liberal accusation that’s tossed about

At a speech in Cincinnati, President Trump heard someone in the audience yell "treasonous" as he mentioned the Democrats' pouting at the State of the ...

February 07, 2018 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Trump stays off twitter to avoid killing off State of Union buzz

There is a pattern to State of the Union addresses: The president declares the state of the nation is glowing; the opposition party reacts with ...

February 07, 2018 | | Other Views


A rigged game only Amazon will win

In September, the giant retail monopolist Amazon announced its intention to build a second corporate headquarters in Someplace, North America.

February 04, 2018 | | Other Views


US has too many enemies.

If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end, and NATO engulfed in the worst ...

February 04, 2018 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views


Had ‘news’ media done its job, Obama would not have won

A photojournalist withheld publication of a 2005 photograph of a smiling then-Sen. Barack Obama with a beaming Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic, anti-white leader of the ...

February 01, 2018 | | Other Views


Dreamers vs. fetuses

The Democrats blinked in the first round of the government-shutdown fight over immigration, but they promise to regroup and fight again for immigrants living in ...

January 24, 2018 | | Other Views


Law, order, and the Dreamers

Put yourself in the shoes of a typical "Dreamer" - one of the hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth brought here as small children.

January 24, 2018 | | Other Views


Rethinking the ‘Goldwater Rule’

Maybe it's time America's psychiatrists reconsider their Goldwater Rule.

January 22, 2018 | | Other Views


Pressure builds for Trump to change federal ethanol mandate

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump embraced the federal mandate for ethanol in fuel -- as many politicians, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W ...

January 22, 2018 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Pap tests are named for the doctor who developed the technique

DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently discussed Pap smears. What is the root meaning of the term? Is it a medical test invented by a Dr ...

January 21, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


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