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The umbrage factory

America is a country of strivers. Alas, having attained so much success, many Americans now strive to be offended. Polite agreement to disagree is gone. Now people log on to social media where they discover words that offend their delicate sensibilities. Then they make sure everyone knows they are aggrieved. Sometimes the perennially offended even win a trophy for their troubles - such as the scalp of ESPN analyst and former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling.

April 23, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Dishonoring General Jackson

In Samuel Eliot Morison's "The Oxford History of the American People," there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman.

April 22, 2016 | | Other Views


Rebels without a clue

JAYBerns: jobless, angry, young Bernie Sanders supporters.

April 21, 2016 | | Other Views


Love finds a way in Oakland

In this age of hypersensitivity, the more trivial an issue is, the more controversy surrounds it. This month, Oakland's City Council voted 5-3 to adopt "Love Life" as the city's motto. Supporters of the new slogan meant well - and really who can object to an exhortation to love life? But in an age where everything is overcomplicated, the snappy marketing phrase is fraught with potholes and politics. And because it's Oaktown - racial politics.

April 21, 2016 | | Other Views


CHINESE STUDENTS

High school seniors are eagerly watching their mail this month, hoping for the "fat envelope" indicating acceptance by the college of their choice. Unfortunately, more American students are receiving the "thin envelope" because college acceptance rates are continuing their decade-long decline.

April 20, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Being imprisoned by debt

At 36, Marcus White has spent half of his life in prison. Today he's no longer behind bars, but now he's imprisoned by something else: debt.

April 20, 2016 | LIBERO DELLA PIANA | Other Views


Is GOP risking suicide?

Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes. He is poised to sweep three of the five largest states in the nation -New York, Pennsylvania and California.

April 19, 2016 | | Other Views


Bathroom ‘Freedom Fighters’

Back in the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen and other rock stars formed Artists United Against Apartheid and performed a song proclaiming "Sun City" that referenced an entertainment resort in a region of South Africa. The song mocked the Reagan administration's constructive engagement policy to end apartheid. And rock stars also routinely performed in the totalitarian Soviet Union, believing that was incredibly constructive.

April 18, 2016 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Why Dems love Bernie

Why do Democrats love Bernie Sanders? OK, it's not just because he's "cute" (as some younger voters are calling him). In point of fact, could someone tell me when 74-year-old bald Jewish men became America's symbol of "cute"? Larry David pulls it off, but I'm not so sure about Bernie Sanders.

April 18, 2016 | | Other Views


America’s imperial overstretch

This week, SU-24 fighter-bombers buzzed a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic Sea. The Russian planes carried no missiles or bombs.

April 15, 2016 | | Other Views


36 tweets to consider

1) "Political correctness" is just a fancy term for not telling the truth.

April 14, 2016 | | Other Views


A sweet tax in Great Britain

As Americans prepare to meet this year's April 18 deadline to file our taxes, there's talk of taxes across the Pond, too.

April 13, 2016 | | Other Views


Why are voters angry? Check out the tax code

Perplexed about why Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are so popular?

April 12, 2016 | | Other Views


Will Trump be swindled?

In the race for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump would seem to be in the catbird seat. He has won the most states, the most delegates and the most votes -- by nearly two million.

April 12, 2016 | | Other Views


Left-wing abortion extremism

Donald Trump, when asked, "Do you believe in punishment for abortion?" said, "There has to be some form of punishment." "For the woman?" asked MSNBC's Chris Matthews. "Yeah," said Trump. Hours later, Trump walked it back, and said: "The doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim." But the bell was not to be un-rung.

April 11, 2016 | Larry Elder | Other Views


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Pow wow: Preserving family tradition

Ramona Valadez greeted Richard Virgil with a big smile and a warm hug. The warm welcome followed the introduction and recognition of the guests who ...

July 05, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Other Views


Annual physical often a hands-on experience

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old female in fairly good health. I take statins to keep my cholesterol under control, and am being followed ...

July 05, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Leaving dogs outside overnight

DEAR DIDI: I am hoping you can help solve a disagreement that my husband and I have been having. We love your column and your ...

July 05, 2016 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


Brexit, Clinton and the political barrage to come

I predicted it.

July 02, 2016 | | Other Views


Trump & the free traders

In Tuesday's indictment of free trade as virtual economic treason, The Donald has really set the cat down among the pigeons.

July 01, 2016 | | Other Views


Manteca doesn’t need master plans

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

July 01, 2016 | | Other Views


Embracing socialism despite track record

One of life's enduring mysteries is why the left - against overwhelming evidence to the contrary - insists on more taxation, more government spending and more ...

June 30, 2016 | | Other Views


Fascists against freedom, unite Fascists against freedom, unite

Everyone expects neo-Nazis to be thuggish and simpleminded. They're losers who need a movement that tells them they are winners, so they troll for ...

June 30, 2016 | | Other Views


Court case shows need for change in state law

There was a recent case before the Stockton court involving a local grower who employed a man for over 20 years whom we will call ...

June 28, 2016 | | Other Views


Nike welcomes you to Half Dome

Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park's famous Half Dome peak - only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging ...

June 28, 2016 | | Other Views


After Brexit, a Trump path to victory

Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace.

June 28, 2016 | | Other Views


Drafting our daughters

Ever since Donald Trump effectively won the Republican presidential nomination by decisively defeating Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary, Congressional Republicans led by House Speaker ...

June 27, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Exercise can give insufficient vein valves a leg up

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 69-year-old woman in excellent health. I take valsartan and doxazosin for high blood pressure. I am concerned because I ...

June 26, 2016 | | Other Views


What is right 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 ...

June 26, 2016 | | Other Views


Dems’ selective outrage about lenient sentences

Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney Michele Hanisee was gobsmacked when California lawmakers raged against the light sentence meted out to a former Stanford student convicted ...

June 25, 2016 | | Other Views


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