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SUPREME COURTSHIP

Even before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released his before-the-corpse-is-cold statement suggesting that the next president should pick Justice Antonin Scalia's successor, it was clear the Republican Senate is not going to confirm whomever President Obama picks. There's too much at stake. A new Democratic justice would shift the balance of power on the big bench. Facing the same dynamics, Senate Democrats would not have approved a nominee put forward by George W. Bush in his last year.

February 17, 2016 | | Other Views


Leave the Scalia chair vacant

It is a measure of the stature and the significance of Justice Antonin Scalia that, upon the news of his death at a hunting lodge in Texas, Washington was instantly caught up in an unseemly quarrel over who would succeed him.

February 16, 2016 | | Other Views


Stomping on constitutional rights

Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.

February 15, 2016 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


Body doesn’t need help to detox and cleanse

DEAR DR. ROACH: It's a new year, and many of my friends are embarking on a detox or cleanse. Is there such a thing as beneficial detoxing and cleansing? If so, how is it done properly, and what are the benefits? -- D.M.H.

February 14, 2016 | | Other Views


How republics perish

If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not.

February 12, 2016 | | Other Views


Political poison in Flint, Michigan

One big difference between the rich and the poor in our country is that the rich don't tend to have their drinking water poisoned by their own governor.

February 12, 2016 | | Other Views


Bloomberg vs. Trump?

The morning of the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump, being interviewed on "Morning Joe," said that he would welcome his "friend" Michael Bloomberg into the presidential race.

February 10, 2016 | | Other Views


MELLO-ROOS TAXES

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 10, 2016 | | Other Views


Working until it’s time to die

"My plan is just to work until I die." That's how my mom sums up her retirement prospects.

February 09, 2016 | | Other Views


America’s hollow paradises

Think back to your favorite vacation. Wouldn't it be delightful if that trip never ended?

February 08, 2016 | | Other Views


Vote for Sanders, then rot in hell?

"There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other," said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in a message to young women voters at a weekend campaign event for Hillary Clinton. Clinton punctuated Albright's comment with her loud, phony laugh. Team Clinton later pointed out that Albright has used that line for years. Clinton herself described the line as "lighthearted," but pointed. Pointed? As in: Vote for Sanders, rot in hell.

February 08, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Donald Trump: Sore loser

It was the shortest speech anyone can remember him giving. He was clearly in a state of disbelief.

February 08, 2016 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


CONDOM-NATION

The San Francisco Unified School District's board is poised to expand its Condom Availability Program for high school students into middle schools. The school district no longer offers Algebra I as an eighth-grade course - Algebra I has been folded into a two-year, eighth-grade and ninth-grade class that is supposed to be more comprehensive. But the board is ready to bring a high school program to middle school by handing out condoms to sixth-graders.

February 08, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


People with autoimmune disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 39-year-old male with systemic lupus. I read your article on artificial and natural immunity and how getting the flu shot helps "prime" the immune system. I have been told by some that priming the immune system with any vaccine is not a good idea in my case, since I could develop antibodies that attack my own body.

February 07, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


The Bernie Sanders sensation

When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sanders speak. The Vermont senator, I added, was pondering a presidential run.

February 06, 2016 | | Other Views


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 11, 2016 | Larry Elder | Other Views


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