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In search of a cause?

"If the Cold War is over, what's the point of being an American?" said Rabbit Angstrom, the protagonist of the John Updike novels.

October 23, 2015 | | Other Views


Who can corral the crazy caucus?

House Republicans are in turmoil.

October 23, 2015 | | Other Views


So how has medical pot reduced crime?

I get that marijuana works for some who are sick.

October 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Overreaching on PC

Is there such a thing as being too politically correct in San Francisco? Yes - but a public official has to overreach drastically to hit that mark. Everett Middle School principal Lena Van Haren did just that when she chose to withhold the results of her school's Oct. 9 student council election because students had elected too many white kids. "It's not OK for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white," Van Haren told the San Francisco Chronicle's Jill Tucker as her decision made national news. On Monday, Van Haren finally ...

October 22, 2015 | | Other Views


Trick or treat?

Many Americans are stocking up on treats for neighborhood children in scary costumes, but you may want to think twice before opening the door to strangers this Halloween. That same weekend, from October 30 to November 2, the Obama administration plans to release 6,000 felons from federal prison.

October 21, 2015 | | Other Views


Battle over renting homes

Both proponents and opponents of San Francisco's "Airbnb measure" -Proposition F - see the November ballot initiative as a David vs. Goliath contest. Both sides also see themselves as David. And both sides have a point.

October 21, 2015 | | Other Views


Democrats without borders

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, speaking in San Francisco, a town infamous for its sanctuary city policies, said last month that sanctuary city rules are "not acceptable" and "counterproductive." Where, then, does Johnson stand on the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, introduced by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., to withhold some federal grants from sanctuary cities?

October 20, 2015 | | Other Views


How you feel is as much a guide as heart rate

DEAR DR. ROACH: I learned from the American Heart Association's website that when exercising, one should stay between 50 percent and 85 percent of his or her maximum heart rate. But my cardiologist just shrugged off this warning and said that as long as one is not out of breath, he or she doesn't have to worry about this "less than 85 percent" formula. It also intrigues me that sometimes we see people in their 70s or even 80s running marathon races. In that case these "reckless people" certainly will exceed their 85 percent MHR. Doesn't that ...

October 19, 2015 | | Other Views


Paul, steer clear of Speakership

The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him.

October 19, 2015 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views


Which type of flu shot is best?

DEAR DR. ROACH: For the 2015-2016 flu season, we find a trivalent vaccine (three influenza virus), quadrivalent vaccine (four influenza virus) and high-dose trivalent recommended for seniors 65 and older. As a member of the senior group, I would like your opinion on the best choice. Why do they still supply the trivalent when the quad protects against four flu viruses? The high-dose trivalent is only for seniors, but the quad seems to be a better choice. This is confusing; please help us understand. -- J.H.

October 18, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Changing a dog’s name

DEAR DIDI: My husband and I recently adopted the most amazing dog from Pets N Pals in Lathrop, CA. We absolutely adore him but we are not fond of the name he came with. He is three years old so we worry about changing his name. What, exactly, are the repercussions if we do? New Doggy Mommy in Stockton

October 18, 2015 | | Other Views


Trump vs. Sanders

Barack Obama sought as his legacy to bring an end to the two longest wars in U.S. history. On Oct. 15, he, again, admitted failure.

October 16, 2015 | | Other Views


Reverend who won the airwaves

Toward the end of his life, civil rights champion and Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall was asked how he wanted to be remembered. "He did the best he could with what he had," Marshall replied.

October 16, 2015 | | Other Views


Comcast rolls over for Hillary

In June, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. On the first weekend in October, the NBC Universal in-kind contributions really kicked in: a star turn on "Saturday Night Live," a Sunday morning interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, and a Monday town hall meeting on the "Today" program.

October 14, 2015 | | Other Views


SF is haven for felons

As he runs for re-election in November, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon faces no opposition. The cozy position was unlikely, when you consider that Gascon arrived in the city as a pro-death penalty Republican from Arizona in 2009 after then-Mayor Gavin Newsom picked him to be chief of police. Today he's the rare prosecutor who has sent a message to career criminals in the country illegally: San Francisco will make the feds really work to deport them.

October 13, 2015 | | Other Views


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Chronic fatigue syndrome has a new name, possibly a new test

DEAR DR. ROACH: For two years, I have had symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Like many of my fellow sufferers, I continually feel bad, but ...

April 22, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Many Dems can’t forgive Comey for Clinton’s loss

Lanny Davis, the former White House counsel to President Bill Clinton and avid supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, was just finishing his book ...

April 22, 2018 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


The woman who landed the plane

For years, people such as myself have been arguing that gender discrimination doesn't just hurt women: It hurts all of us, our economy, our ...

April 22, 2018 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


So exactly what is hell?

The recent dispute over whether Pope Francis denied the existence of hell in an interview attracted wide attention. This isn't surprising, since the belief ...

April 20, 2018 | JOANNE M. PIERCE | Other Views


DeVos needs an education on ethics

Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, imperiousness, and incompetence?

April 20, 2018 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


A funny thing happens to Trump’s rivals — they start turning Into Trump

An odd thing is happening in President Donald Trump's America. Over time, his rivals turn into their own versions of The Donald. No greater ...

April 20, 2018 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Madueno is best challenger to Denham

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

April 19, 2018 | | Other Views


What is the real message from Epstein-Barr antibodies?

DEAR DR. ROACH: After decades of feeling fatigued, I started working with a naturopathic doctor. She ordered a saliva test for my total cortisol output ...

April 15, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Sick new game from corporations: Lottery tabs instead of pay raises

Today's corporate captains like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as geniuses of modern innovation.

April 15, 2018 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


It’s up to grown-ups to stop bullying, not kids

Bullying's been in the news a bit lately, in part because of the Parkland shooting.

April 15, 2018 | JILL RICHARDSON | Other Views


Sacramento shooting: Why bodycam footage might not clear things up

Stephon Clark, an African-American man, was killed by Sacramento police in his grandmother's backyard last month, setting off protests and conflict over the police ...

April 13, 2018 | | Other Views


Zeroing in on Facebook’s anti-conservative leaning

Two days of congressional hearings with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg underlined how American perceptions of media power are changing. After 2012, Democrats and their media ...

April 13, 2018 | | Other Views


Is Trump standing down in Syria?

Wednesday morning, President Trump jolted the nation with a tweet that contained both threat and taunt:

April 13, 2018 | | Other Views


For Trump’s son-in-law, prison reform is personal

President Donald Trump wants to help federal inmates "who have served their time get a second chance." That's what he said in his 2018 ...

April 08, 2018 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Time for the college blues again

In those days, you could tell by the size of the envelope. A thick envelope, full of registration materials and welcoming letters, meant you got ...

April 08, 2018 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


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