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Jeb Bush wants to share

The most recent time I had seen Jeb Bush speak in San Francisco was in January, when he addressed the National Automobile Dealers Association. It is hard to imagine a group more invested in the old-school economy. It was a friendly crowd. The former Florida governor seemed comfortable - and boring. I left feeling as if I'd spent an hour listening to a human BarcaLounger.

July 17, 2015 | Debra Saunders | Other Views

Benefits for divorcees

My wife is starting to get suspicious. Every day, my inbox is crammed with emails from strange women around the country! I don't mean strange as in unusual, but rather as in unfamiliar to me. A good percentage of these women are asking about potential benefits they are due as a wife or widow on an ex-husband's Social Security record. So today, let's concentrate on benefits due divorced women. By the way, the same benefits would be due to dependent divorced husbands. It's just that all my emails come from divorced women, so I am addressing ...

July 17, 2015 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views

We don’t need gas tax hike

It's summertime and that means millions of Americans will soon be cramming in the minivan for family vacation. But Congress may soon be raising the cost of those trips by increasing the federal gas tax.

July 17, 2015 | | Other Views

California’s Latino ed crisis

The Los Angeles Times headline was cheerful: "It's Official: Latinos Now Outnumber Whites in California." The Times said, "As of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos live in California, edging out the 14.92 million whites in the state."

July 16, 2015 | | Other Views

Thankful for neighbors, firefighters

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

July 16, 2015 | | Other Views


DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 85 years old and a Type 2 diabetic. My fasting blood sugars are usually below 100. My physicians seem to worry about low blood sugars, and I am more concerned about slightly elevated blood sugars causing damage to my cardiovascular system and my kidneys. I've had three close relatives die from complications of diabetes, and I know they were not able to control their blood sugars. Is it true that death due to low blood sugars is very rare? Is there evidence that there is an increase in strokes and cardiovascular events with every ...

July 15, 2015 | Dr. Roach | Other Views

California’s Latino ed crisis

The Los Angeles Times headline was cheerful: "It's Official: Latinos Now Outnumber Whites in California." The Times said, "As of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos live in California, edging out the 14.92 million whites in the state."

July 15, 2015 | Larry Elder | Other Views

Nabbing financial felons

Big news from that razzle-dazzle place I call "El Casino Grande" - otherwise known as Wall Street.

July 15, 2015 | | Other Views

Demos & sanctuary cities

Democrats now will say anything to distance themselves from sanctuary city policies, even though they have supported these policies for years. In an exclusive CNN interview lastTuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked about San Francisco's refusal to hand over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement seven-time convicted felon and five-time deportee Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. He stands accused in the fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle as she took an evening stroll on Pier 14 last week. (After telling a local TV station he shot Steinle by accident, Lopez-Sanchez has pleaded not guilty to murder.) Clinton answered, "The city made a mistake ...

July 13, 2015 | Debra Saunders | Other Views

Top 10 questions Delta tunnels boosters don’t want to be asked

1. How will construction of the tunnels over a fourteen-year period help with drought?

July 13, 2015 | By BRIAN SMITH Restore the Delta | Other Views

Making $248 a minute

Florida's Disney World bills itself "the happiest place on Earth." But last year, some Disney World employees made so little they became homeless.

July 13, 2015 | | Other Views

Donald Trump is GOP’s Dark Lord Voldemort

Donald Trump is the GOP's Voldemort, the Dark Lord and villain of the Harry Potter children's book series. To thinking Republicans who don't want to go through another circle of hell like the 2012 presidential primary, Trump is He Who Must Not Be Named. When a partisan mistakenly utters his name, media dementors -- soulless creatures who sail through the airwaves -- pop out from nowhere and suck the oxygen out of the hapless offender. Helpless and filled with dread, some victims die, while others slip into nothingness. The dementors will not relent. They want to turn the primary ...

July 10, 2015 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


DEAR DR. ROACH: Can exposure to infectious mononucleosis trigger or cause rheumatoid arthritis to flare up and become active? I would appreciate your comments. Thank you. -- J.C.

July 09, 2015 | | Other Views

Hold your nose in SF

Downtown San Francisco feels like a large public toilet without enough janitors. More than once this year, I've seen men drop their pants in public places - including at Fifth and Market - to leave a smelly mess on the sidewalk. You can walk for blocks and never escape the stench of stale urine. At lunchtime, I see street people passed out on high-traffic sidewalks, and I am afraid to walk around them.

July 03, 2015 | | Other Views

Quo Vadis, America?

"Natural law - God's law - will always trump common law," said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, "God will have the final word in this matter."

July 01, 2015 | | Other Views

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

ID theft: What to do if it happens

Tax identity theft once again topped the IRS list of tax scams for 2015. CNBC recently reported on a report issued by the IRS Inspector ...

August 31, 2015 | Tom Vermeulen | Other Views

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