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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 half-drunk at family gatherings, insults the guests, scandalizes the women, and otherwise brings dishonor to the clan.

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 battle-worn warrior for civil rights, equality, and social justice. Bond fought the good fight, and at the still-youthful age of 75, he completed his course.

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 tight blood-sugar-control arm had fewer heart attacks and need for stents. Can you comment on this? I want to know if I should keep my A1c lower. -- S.B.

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 has titles and graduates with honors. His behavior at home, however, is not exemplary. We are not sure how this is possible or what to do about it. -Stumped in Manteca

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


JORGE RAMOS

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


PIER SHOOTING

"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 news conference on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. On July 1, Steinle, his daughter, Kate, and a friend were taking an evening stroll on Pier 14. Kate Steinle, 32, took a selfie. Moments later, a bullet pierced her aorta. She died in a hospital. The San Francisco district attorney charged an immigrant who was here illegally and who had seven felony convictions and five prior deportations with first-degree murder. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who ...

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 on cops.

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 General as "a bigger and more expansive problem than anyone ever thought, and the IRS isn't doing enough to fix it." "This involved thieves getting your identity, filing bogus tax returns on your behalf and then collecting inflated refunds and making off with the money". The Inspector General said that "The IRS expects to pay out up to 21 billion dollars in bogus refunds to thieves across the country." Of course, the IRS takes ...

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 euthanized.

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 dogs. They were perfectly happy outside and now my trainer is recommending that I crate my dog inside to potty train her. How is a cage indoors better than letting her have the entire backyard to run in? - Manteca Dog Owner

August 30, 2015 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


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Are our children stats?

Last Thursday at the request of Supervisors, Moses Zapien, and Chuck Winn, I attended the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Special Session on Education ...

August 15, 2016 | | Other Views


Find support group for lingering pain of post-polio syndrome

DEAR DR. ROACH: My dad is 89 and had polio when he was 6. He had to learn to walk again. Over the years, I ...

August 14, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Disney-fication of national parks

It's summer vacation time and gasoline is quasi-cheap. So why not pile the family into the mini-van and pay a visit to the historic ...

August 12, 2016 | | Other Views


Trump doesn’t threaten President Obama’s legacy

It's an article of faith that President Barack Obama needs Hillary Clinton to win to "preserve his legacy."

August 11, 2016 | | Other Views


Will drama win debates?

The first of three presidential debates won't happen until Sept. 26. Today, nearly six weeks beforehand, I safely can make these predictions. Hillary Clinton ...

August 11, 2016 | | Other Views


The nutty nominee

Is the Donald really getting "nuttier"? That's what the New York Post said today, claiming insiders as their source. I don't actually know ...

August 10, 2016 | | Other Views


Who got us into these endless wars?

"Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy," warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. "The consequences of a ...

August 09, 2016 | | Other Views


Dangerous think tanks ahead

Monday's front-page New York Times story "Scholarship or Business? Think Tanks Blur the Line" reports that while think tanks in general "are seen as ...

August 09, 2016 | | Other Views


Loving America by finding fault with it

I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who'd worked all over the world in the U.S ...

August 08, 2016 | | Other Views


Trump is our nation’s Carcinoma

Ruben Navarrette, a national recognized syndicated writer, published a syndicated column, "Have We Lost Sight of an American Hero?" which appeared in the Ventura County ...

August 08, 2016 | AL MONCADA | Other Views


High cholesterol one risk factor among many for heart disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: My doctor recently suggested I start taking a statin. After reading some of the recent literature, it appears that statin therapy is ...

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


Laser lights & your family dog

DEAR DIDI: I have an 8 month old black lab. She has so much energy. We read your column faithfully each week and value your ...

August 07, 2016 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


They take your assets, then let you beg to get them back

Republican political consultant Mike Madrid isn't used to getting calls from the ACLU, and yet he has found himself working with the civil liberties ...

August 06, 2016 | | Other Views


Trump’s road still open

At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives.

August 05, 2016 | | Other Views


Where is the ‘Hillary lied, people died’ crowd?

The same clueless nitwits who, with no evidence, cried "Bush lied, people died!" are now ignoring overwhelming evidence of Hillary Clinton's violation of the ...

August 04, 2016 | | Other Views


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