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No candidate is perfect

Let me tell you something people don't often say when arguing about presidential candidates on Facebook: No candidate is perfect.

February 22, 2016 | JILL RICHARDSON | Other Views


I view Apple with almost as much loathing as I save for overzealous federal prosecutors. My last Apple phone was a lemon. The "Genius Bar" isn't. When I hear Apple extol its vaunted regard for privacy, I think of all the invasive personal questions my iPhone used to ask before I could download a free app. That was before I switched to Android. Liberated from 1 Infinite Loop - that's is Apple headquarters' precious Cupertino street address - I am free of owners' cultish reverence for all things iPhone.

February 22, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views

Concerns of Recurrent tias

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a 69-year-old woman friend who has been having TIAs for over a year. She averages one a week. Doctors are puzzled. They last 15 to 20 minutes, with drooling and numbness on the left side. I am very worried about what is going to happen. Is this normal for an older person? Aren't TIAs a prelude to a major stroke? What do you think should be done? -- Anon.

February 21, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

What happened to health & safety first?

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 20, 2016 | | Other Views

Trump Is right on trade

Republican hawks are aflutter today over China's installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea.

February 19, 2016 | | Other Views

Bankrolling latest trade deal push

A New York Times article about Barack Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: "Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, Study Says."

February 19, 2016 | | Other Views


It's one thing to disagree with the decision to go to war in Iraq. That, believe it or not, was once a minority view. According to a Gallup poll taken in March 2003, the night after the Iraq war began, 76 percent supported President George W. Bush's decision. Two months after the invasion, a Gallup poll found 79 percent of Americans thought the war was justified - about half of those said, "The war will be justified regardless of whether (weapons of mass destruction) are found."

February 18, 2016 | | Other Views


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


Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 10, 2016 | | Other Views

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Pressure builds for Trump to change federal ethanol mandate

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump embraced the federal mandate for ethanol in fuel -- as many politicians, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W ...

January 22, 2018 | Debra Saunders | Other Views

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