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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


TRUMP: THEY LIED

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


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


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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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