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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


NORTH KOREA

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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Would Donald tax a fellow Trump?

Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed to those greedy corporate executives who've shipped middle-class jobs out of country, or I'll slap ...

February 07, 2017 | | Other Views


Coming clash with Iran

When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that "we are officially putting Iran on notice," he drew a red ...

February 05, 2017 | | Other Views


America’s construction carnage

Try this the next time you find yourself standing on a Wall Street corner. Ask the first power suit you see why Wall Street's ...

February 04, 2017 | | Other Views


Gender-fluid Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, used to be derided as a "traditional, values-based" organization, whose oath spoke of a "duty to God" and ...

February 03, 2017 | | Other Views


2017: The year protests by conservatives became news

It shouldn't be considered remarkable that all three major broadcast networks offered a news story on the tens of thousands who came for the ...

January 31, 2017 | | Other Views


The first firestorm

That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate ...

January 31, 2017 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views


Benefits and side effects of your medicines are best enumerated by your doctor and pharmacist

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 86-year-old white male. I am currently taking tamsulosin 0.4 mg and finasteride 5 mg. What benefits do these ...

January 29, 2017 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Why dog parks are a bad idea

Dear Didi: The new dog park in Manteca has opened and the weather is finally sunny. We are considering taking our dog but also are ...

January 29, 2017 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


What is Trump doing & what does he think he’s doing?

Hang on, friend. This is going to be a bumpy ride.

January 28, 2017 | | Other Views


What Trump’s wall says to the world

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote poet Robert Frost in the opening line of "Mending Walls."

January 27, 2017 | | Other Views


Under President Trump, the media rediscovers its purpose

Only hours into his new job, White House press secretary Sean Spicer attacked the media for what he called "dishonesty" and "deliberately false reporting." He ...

January 26, 2017 | | Other Views


Trump: ‘We must think big and dream even bigger’

In all the media back and forth over President Donald Trump's inaugural speech, most have missed a central point: His address was infused with ...

January 24, 2017 | | Other Views


America for Americans

As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations ...

January 24, 2017 | | Other Views


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