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The measles are back

No, it's not a rock group. You're lucky if you can't remember. It's a disease that was gone, and now it's back. So, by the way, is whooping cough, another dreaded childhood disease that had been effectively wiped out.

September 29, 2014 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | OPINION


Unconditional love for all her 31 kids

What's right with the world?

September 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Deciding which startups are OK

I've never used Airbnb. I'm not proud of my failure to dive into the sharing economy. I know it's largely a function of middle age - I don't want to sleep in a stranger's spare bedroom, even if it's cheap - and of years of parlaying hotel rewards programs to my advantage. My first reaction when I heard about ride service startups Uber and Lyft was that they enjoy an unfair advantage over cabbies, who have to jump through hoops and pay huge fees to do what "sharing" kids do on the fly.

August 16, 2014 | | OPINION


A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for "Goofiest Politicos in America."

August 16, 2014 | | OPINION


Memo to Cowsills:Cover my head with hair? If that were the only place, I’d be happy

I admit I'm a candidate for the missing link.

August 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Greetings from the IRS: Infernal Retribution Service

Greetings.

May 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Obama’s media co-conspirators

How does President Barack Obama, a man of such keen intelligence, with such promise to "change" America, find himself in so much serious trouble?

May 26, 2013 | | OPINION


This Bud’s for you: Less beer, more can

Anyone who says that America has lost its innovative edge in technology and manufacturing hasn't chugged a can of Bud recently. The buzz is back, baby!

May 26, 2013 | | OPINION


Larry Page and his goog- goog- googley eyes

Get ready for the invasion of the Barneys.

May 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


‘TV will be a lot less gay’

The annual network list of canceled primetime shows cannot be pleasing to the progressives who measure shows based on their cultural and political usefulness. "TV Will Be a Lot Less Gay Next Year," the commissars complained at Slate.com. They counted 11 canceled shows that featured regular gay characters.

May 20, 2013 | | OPINION


Boys & girls should shower separately

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 20, 2013 | | OPINION


Is City of Manteca ‘doing the right thing?’

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 04, 2013 | | OPINION


A water plan for all of California from Garamendi

Name the fifth largest river on the Western Hemisphere's West Coast.

April 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Reasons for higher government costs can often be found in our front yards

Manteca - by all standards in the Central Valley - has a minimal flooding problem.

December 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Standing at work is better than standing in an unemployment line

Back in the 1990s, a Ford executive was showing off a new line of robots that assemble vehicles to a United Auto Workers representative.

June 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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Finding out about life in Death Valley

Black Friday was a tad grey for me - as in Grey Canyon.

December 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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