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Making smoking in your own home illegal

California Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, has introduced a bill to make it illegal for people to smoke in their own homes - if they live in an apartment or a condo or a multifamily home. When last I wrote about Levine, he was pushing a statewide law to require grocers to charge for bags. Now he's after cigarettes - but only the legal kind. With his new AB 746, Levine is following a trail blazed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who pushed a law prohibiting the restaurant sale of large sugary drinks, which a New York judge overturned.

March 17, 2013 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views

Women in corporate America 2013

Is Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg really complaining - in 2013 - that "only" 14 percent of executive officers are female, that women earn 77 cents compared to a dollar earned by men, and that women hurt their own advancement by failing to "lean in" and become more assertive?

March 15, 2013 | By LARRY ELDER Author | Other Views

'No holds barred' Obama questions?

ABC News really knows how to cause a coffee spit-take. All you have to do is introduce George Stephanopoulos talking to President Obama and put these hyperbolic words on screen: "No Holds Barred."

March 14, 2013 | | Other Views

In defense of speech you hate

Michael Vick was all set to do a book tour to promote himself as a new and improved role model when things got ugly. "Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chance to major markets," his publisher, aptly named Worthy Publishing, said in a statement. "However, once the reported protests escalated into threats of violence against the retailers, Worthy Publishing, Vick and his family decided to cancel the events."

March 13, 2013 | By SUSAN ESTRICH Political Commentator | Other Views

San Francisco: Sanctimony city

Pamela Geller, most famous for fighting what she called the "ground zero mosque" in New York, bought ads on the sides of 10 San Francisco buses that feature hateful quotes from Osama bin Laden, accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad - under the headline "My Jihad."

March 13, 2013 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views

Waterboarding bad, drones good

"Barack Obama of 2007 would be right down here with me arguing against this drone strike program if he were in the Senate," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., declared in the course of his 13-hour Senate "talking filibuster," which delayed a confirmation vote for now-CIA chief John Brennan.

March 12, 2013 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views

Mourning 'populist' Hugo Chavez

Our left-wing media's somber, mourning coverage of Venezuelan despot Hugo Chavez once again demonstrates the double standard journalists reserve for dictators.

March 12, 2013 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views

Immigration & drug-resistant TB

The United States practically eliminated tuberculosis many decades ago with good hygiene and good drugs. But TB is coming back with a vengeance over our open border with Mexico and in a form that is highly contagious, fatal and drug resistant.

March 11, 2013 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Political Columnist | Other Views

Who is waging war on women?

The real war against women is the announced plan of the Obama administration, using outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as the fall guy, to assign women for the first time in American history to fight our nation's enemies in military ground combat. That's real war with real guns, real bullets and real deaths.

March 10, 2013 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Other Views

Eco-friendly efforts cost less than exterminator

The nastiest looking insect I've ever seen crawled out of a hole near a dead stump in my garden the other day. I was weeding there, and I'm sure I disturbed it. To be honest, I was scared. This thing looked like it could bite me and it would hurt. I briefly considered the possibility that it was benevolent. Was it a spider? I tried counting its legs - six, not eight.

March 10, 2013 | BY JILL RICHARDSON Author of ‘Recipe for America’ | Other Views

President Obama the merciless

"President Obama has been among the most merciless presidents in the history of the United States," political science professor P.S. Ruckman wrote on his blog, "Pardon Power," over the weekend.

March 08, 2013 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views

Rand Paul & America’s drone law

I'm not your usual Rand Paul fan. But intellectual honesty is a pretty refreshing trait in Washington, and in this case, it had the added attraction of being a much-needed jolt to a sort of complacency about civil liberties under a nice Democratic administration that seems to have overtaken the left.

March 08, 2013 | By SUSAN ESTRICH Political Columnist | Other Views

Same-sex marriage needs voters' stamp

As a conservative with gay friends, nothing would make me happier than to watch Californians pass an initiative to legalize same-sex marriage - preferably with protections for religious objectors. Polls suggest it would pass today. Then the issue would be settled, and Californians - not a court in Washington - would have determined their own marriage laws.

March 07, 2013 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views

ABC's porn pinup for teen girls

Sometimes it's hard to measure the distance between the supposedly established, respectable press and the seediest corners of hardcore pornography. On March 1, ABC's "Nightline" celebrated a porn star named "James Deen" (real name: Bryan Sevilla). The apparent "news" hook is his role in a forthcoming movie with the ever-more pathetic Lindsay Lohan.

March 07, 2013 | | Other Views

Dennis Rodman gets hammered

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman traveled to communist North Korea, a trip financed by a documentary filmmaker. Rodman appeared neither officially nor unofficially as part of the U.S. government.

March 07, 2013 | By LARRY ELDER Author | Other Views

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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

We need to ‘bear’ this in mind

On August 7, an experienced hiker was found dead and half eaten by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. The offending bear was later ...

August 31, 2015 | JILL RICHARDSON | Other Views

Reasons why dog crates work

DEAR DIDI: I don't understand why people are putting their dogs in a cage these days. We never did that growing up with our ...

August 30, 2015 | Didi McElroy | Other Views

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