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The real winners & losers

The conventional wisdom is that Republicans were the big losers in the shutdown of the government and the near-default. Certainly, that's what the polls show. And Sen. Ted Cruz has become the "poster boy" for a failed strategy that finally ended when the grownups in the Senate hammered out the sort of deal that should have been passed by the House weeks ago.

October 21, 2013 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


Speaking truth to power at MJC

On Sept. 17, Army veteran Robert Van Tuinen decided to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day by handing out copies of the Constitution at Modesto Junior College, where he is a student. If he were at the University of California, Berkeley or another politically correct campus, some liberal students probably would have picked an argument with him and maybe even would have accused him of hate speech.

October 19, 2013 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Bad for the GOP’s political health

Whacking yourself on the head with a ball-peen hammer would be stupid. Doing it again and again? That's insane.

October 19, 2013 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


Goodbye, affirmative action

If Tuesday's argument before the Supreme Court is any indication, a Michigan law prohibiting "preferential treatment" is on its way to being upheld by the United States Supreme Court. The law was held unconstitutional last year by a panel of judges on the United States Court of Appeals because, in their view, the primarily white electorate was taking away from minorities the benefits of an admissions policy that supported racial diversity in the state college and university system.

October 18, 2013 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


BART: Waiting for the Apocalypses

What do you call waiting for the end of a partial government shutdown while waiting to see if Congress raises the debt limit while waiting to see if Bay Area Rapid Transit workers strike and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit workers join them? Waiting for the apocalypses? Or: Bargaining bad.

October 17, 2013 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Runaway Spending concern is anarchy?

A national network reporter, during an interview about about the government shutdown, actually told me: "Democrats believe government should do some things. Republicans don't believe government should be doing anything." Where had we heard that characterization of the GOP?

October 16, 2013 | | Other Views


Farm bill’s wasteful welfare program

Some aspects of American agriculture are quite odd. For example, to meet a farmer these days, you don't need to venture out to the hinterland. Thousands of our farmers are city slickers.

October 15, 2013 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


Kids majoring in techno-mayhem

As video games grow ever more violent and realistic, the latest sign of "progress" is the arrival of female characters you can take into combat in the latest version of the war game "Call of Duty."

October 15, 2013 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


Congress’ bipartisan self-destruction

The Republican Party is paying a steep price for the House Republicans' decision to follow Sen. Ted Cruz's self-destructive crusade to partially shut down the government in a reckless gambit to defund Obamacare.

October 15, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Obama disobeys law of the land

The Democrats are chanting that Republicans must fully fund Obamacare because it is the law of the land, passed by Congress, signed by the president and upheld by the Supreme Court. Therefore, they say, it must be obeyed and can't be altered by Republicans who want to defund it.

October 14, 2013 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


McDonald’s moving McSlow on menu

The fast-food chain swears it will offer plenty of healthy choices at all its restaurants but not

October 14, 2013 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


Shutdown: This is nuts

Actually, as best I can tell, it's not nuts: The FDA folks who are in charge of inspecting nut factories aren't working. Did someone say salmonella? Yes, we have a chicken problem, and it's not clear whether those folks are working, either. Apparently, the CDC has recalled some people to deal with salmonella, but flu is another matter. Seafood and produce from outside the country? That appears to be a no. Stay away from national parks. Waiting on a home loan? Wait. Small-business loan? Nope.

October 11, 2013 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | Other Views


‘Young invincibles’ to mature vulnerables

The founts of wisdom on the Affordable Care Act spent the past year anguishing over whether "young invincibles" - young adults with low medical costs and no health coverage - would buy policies under the act. If young adults instead chose to pay the $95 fine, experts predicted, Obamacare would falter.

October 11, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Reckless default fear-mongering

Never before has an American president threatened and risked the U.S. economy and financial markets the way Barack Obama has in recent days. For his own narrow political ends, Obama and his minions have actually accused the Republican party of deliberately provoking a Treasury debt default because they don't agree with the Obama position on the continuing budget resolution and the debt ceiling.

October 10, 2013 | By Lawrence Kudlow Host of CNBC’s Kudlow & Company | Other Views


Dear John: Enough is enough

Hey there, Mr. Speaker.

October 09, 2013 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | Other Views


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Homeopathic remedies no better than placebo for postnasal drip

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have nonstop postnasal drip. A Web search led me to a site selling homeopathic remedies that they claim are safe, natural ...

April 10, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


HEROIN USERS

Larry Campbell, a former cop and former mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, was appalled as he came to San Francisco to advocate a bill that ...

April 09, 2016 | | Other Views


Can GOP get together in Cleveland?

After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on ...

April 09, 2016 | | Other Views


HBO’s Mapplethorpe fetish

HBO shocked the world on April 4 by unveiling a 100-minute documentary honoring the legacy and legislative career of Sen. Jesse Helms.

April 08, 2016 | | Other Views


Great American Plane Robbery

If you take the word "free" and rip the "r" out of it, what do you get?

April 08, 2016 | | Other Views


What Trump has wrought

As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum ...

April 06, 2016 | | Other Views


National Billboard Association?

Billboards must be living creatures, for they appear to propagate like breeding rabbits.

April 05, 2016 | | Other Views


Tabloid trashing Cruz

The National Enquirer's name in journalism is synonymous with factually unsupported drivel of the lowest kind. It is a sacred truth that no responsible ...

April 04, 2016 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Sundowning may be a response to one’s environment

DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you explain what sundown syndrome is? My mother is 96 and has been diagnosed with it, but said they could do ...

April 03, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


REPUBLICAN RUCKUS

The Wisconsin primary could be an axle-breaking speed bump on Donald Trump's road to the nomination.

April 02, 2016 | | Other Views


The streets of San Francisco

"Sometimes I think we're so liberal that we're OK stepping over dead people on our sidewalks," Daniel Bergerac of the Castro Merchants Association ...

April 02, 2016 | | Other Views


What are Trump’s values?

A man who proclaims he'd like to punch a protester in the face - as Donald Trump did recently in Nevada - isn't fit to ...

March 31, 2016 | | Other Views


Paying for low-wage pollution

Imagine if a corporation set up shop in your community and immediately dumped toxic sludge in your local waterways and buried radioactive waste next to ...

March 31, 2016 | | Other Views


Obamanomics has failed

President Barack Obama, when asked to name an accomplishment for which he is most proud, said, "I'm proud of saving the American economy." Breathtaking.

March 31, 2016 | | Other Views


Global ruling is just not cool

They say that if you get up in the morning and swallow a live toad, nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of ...

March 31, 2016 | | Other Views


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