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The Lesson of Kim Davis

Raising her arms in a sign of victory, Kim Davis - the now-famous Kentucky clerk who was jailed for contempt when she refused to obey a court order that she (and every clerk in the state) issue licenses to same-sex couples - was released from jail this week. Her freedom came not because the district judge concluded she was right, but because Davis' office deputies were in fact granting licenses consistent with the court order in her absence.

September 10, 2015 | Susan Estrich | Other Views

Newsom is no Kim Davis

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee complained on ABC's "This Week" that both Gavin Newsom and Kim Davis broke marriage laws but there's a double standard. The GOP presidential hopeful put it this way: "You've got Democrats who ignored the law when it was the law to have traditional marriage. Gavin Newsom, in San Francisco as mayor, performed same-sex weddings even though it was illegal. Did he ever get put in jail? He most certainly did not."

September 10, 2015 | Debra Saunders | Other Views

Chikungunya not likely cause of chronic diarrhea

DEAR DR. ROACH: In January 2014, I was bitten by a mosquito in the Caribbean and came down with the Chikungunya virus, which I still have. I took naproxen for about three months for the Chikungunya from April to July 2014. In August, I started having chronic diarrhea, which continues to this day. I have approximately three watery diarrhea attacks per day and must go to the bathroom ASAP three to four times over the period of an hour or two, with each attack.

September 10, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

Trump’s no outlier

There are those who would have you believe that Donald Trump is an aberration among Republican presidential contenders - the black sheep uncle who shows up half-drunk at family gatherings, insults the guests, scandalizes the women, and otherwise brings dishonor to the clan.

September 09, 2015 | | Other Views

Bond never stopped agitating

The late civil rights activist Julian Bond, who passed away last month, lived his life as a tireless champion of the oppressed and maligned, a battle-worn warrior for civil rights, equality, and social justice. Bond fought the good fight, and at the still-youthful age of 75, he completed his course.

September 09, 2015 | | Other Views

Islam’s conquest of Europe

"Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide," wrote James Burnham in his 1964 "Suicide of the West."

September 07, 2015 | | Other Views

Escape hatch for corporate cons

"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying.

September 07, 2015 | | Other Views

The risk and reward of blood sugar control goals

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read about a follow-up study on the ACCORD population that showed that after a few years of follow-up, people in the tight blood-sugar-control arm had fewer heart attacks and need for stents. Can you comment on this? I want to know if I should keep my A1c lower. -- S.B.

September 06, 2015 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

Dog behaves in class, not at home

DEAR DIDI: I have a 5 year old Standard Poodle. We have taken many AKC classes and he always excels in a class environment. He has titles and graduates with honors. His behavior at home, however, is not exemplary. We are not sure how this is possible or what to do about it. -Stumped in Manteca

September 06, 2015 | Didi McElroy | Other Views

GOP whiffs again on health care

In advice to baseball rookies, Hall of Fame star Ted Williams said: "If you don't think too good, don't think too much."

September 06, 2015 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


One can be excused if he thought he witnessed a heckler, not a reporter, being ejected from a recent Donald Trump press conference.

September 06, 2015 | Larry Elder | Other Views

Manteca looks at affordable housing wrong

There is an affordable housing crisis on paper, but that's it.

September 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


"We're here not only for Kate, to keep her memory alive, but to have something done," a shellshocked James Steinle pronounced at a Tuesday news conference on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. On July 1, Steinle, his daughter, Kate, and a friend were taking an evening stroll on Pier 14. Kate Steinle, 32, took a selfie. Moments later, a bullet pierced her aorta. She died in a hospital. The San Francisco district attorney charged an immigrant who was here illegally and who had seven felony convictions and five prior deportations with first-degree murder. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who ...

September 05, 2015 | | Other Views

Do cops’ lives matter?

Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops.

September 04, 2015 | | Other Views

Have your Coke & guzzle it too

Good news about obesity: A new scientific organization is coming to grips with this bulging national problem.

September 04, 2015 | | Other Views

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Having a cow over flatulence

With the election season in full swing, a number of sobering issues have entered the discussion, including taxes, race relations, and foreign policy. But California ...

October 04, 2016 | | Other Views

‘Hilary: The Movie’

Hillary Clinton has promised that in her first 30 days as president she will propose a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court ...

October 03, 2016 | | Other Views

You, too, could vote for Donald Trump

The political press corps has known Bob Stern as the straight-arrow president of Los Angeles' Center for Governmental Studies who helped Jerry Brown create the ...

September 30, 2016 | | Other Views

Hillary’s Red Army march of tax-hike destruction

You've got to hand it to Team Hillary Clinton. Its message discipline is awesome -- at least in terms of taxes. It reminds me of ...

September 30, 2016 | | Other Views

Trump right on trade predators

Is America still a serious nation?

September 30, 2016 | | Other Views

Let the people roar: Trump won the night

We all have theories as to how Donald Trump got this far. Mine is that Trump has done well among white high school graduates because ...

September 27, 2016 | | Other Views

Is Charlotte our future?

Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, "This is what democracy ...

September 26, 2016 | | Other Views

Banks don’t commit crimes, bankers do

Hey, stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street's big, money-grubbing banks.

September 26, 2016 | | Other Views

Moderators: Are they referees or fighters?

The latest Gallup poll confirms that the level of trust in the media has reached another new low. The percentage of Republicans who hold a ...

September 26, 2016 | | Other Views

What to do about Social Security when someone dies

Coincidentally, I received two questions on the same day dealing with the same topic. Each had a relative die and each asked, "What do I ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views

Are we crazy or what?

This should be a 10-point race, minimum. If this were an election governed by any of the rules of politics that all of us have ...

September 23, 2016 | | Other Views

How Trump wins the debate

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.

September 23, 2016 | | Other Views

Memo to GOP ‘Never Trumpers’: Reagan isn’t rising from the dead

A "never Trump" friend I've known since law school writes:

September 22, 2016 | | Other Views

Union-made miracle on the Hudson

In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they insist ...

September 22, 2016 | | Other Views

Preying on our paychecks

Labor Day should be a time for Americans to celebrate the economic achievements of workers with barbecues and beach trips. But with U.S. corporations ...

September 21, 2016 | | Other Views

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