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Trump ‘disrespects’ the intel community?

President Barack Obama and his team still engage in a hissy fit over Donald Trump’s questioning Obama’s place of birth. To even raise ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 12:58 a.m. | | Trump ‘disrespects’  the intel community? Comments 0 Comments

Inaugural address or rally?

At nearly 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, Donald J. Trump spoke to the world after TV networks declared him the victor in the presidential ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 11:23 p.m. | | Inaugural address or rally? Comments 0 Comments

Hollywood vs. ‘fascist’ election

Critics of the Hollywood left chuckled when Hillary Clinton lost the election. Those dramatic videos full of celebrity ardor for the Clintons flopped. Rarely has ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 11:23 p.m. | | Hollywood vs. ‘fascist’ election Comments 0 Comments

King’s Dream still isn’t reality

Not long ago, I saw a comment on an online article about the rise in protests for black civil rights. “We gave you a president ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2017 8:29 p.m. | | King’s Dream still isn’t reality Comments 0 Comments

Reagan and Trump: American nationalists

Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2017 8:28 p.m. | | Reagan and Trump: American nationalists Comments 0 Comments

Enemies see an opening

“Fake news!” roared Donald Trump, the work of “sick people.”

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | Enemies see an opening Comments 0 Comments

Living wage, minimum wage both wrongheaded

What future will America have when so many of her citizens lack the ability to engage in critical thinking, refuse to connect the dots, and ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 10:18 p.m. | | Living wage, minimum wage both wrongheaded Comments 0 Comments

Can speculation be defined as news?

At the dawn of 2017, let us offer a philosophical question for the news media. If the scourge of the new year is “fake news ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 10:30 p.m. | | Can speculation be  defined as news?  Comments 0 Comments

Freedom of association is great ... for liberals

The secular-left website Slate recently warned on Twitter that “’Religious Freedom’ legislation will be everywhere in 2017.” “Religious freedom” is in scare quotes, a warning ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Freedom of association  is great ... for liberals Comments 0 Comments

Dangers of big philanthropy

It’s the season of giving.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | Dangers of big philanthropy Comments 0 Comments

Man without a mandate

It’s hard to patch together a mandate out of an election that most pollsters believe could have been won, maybe even easily, by another ...

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Posted: jan. 09, 2017 1:09 a.m. | | Man without a mandate Comments 0 Comments

Laser treatments ‘probably not effective’ against nerve damage

DEAR DR. ROACH: Due to diabetes and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, I have nerve damage to both feet. I was on was Lyrica, and ...

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Posted: jan. 08, 2017 6:50 p.m. | | Laser treatments ‘probably not effective’ against nerve damage Comments 0 Comments

Why do dogs eat cat poop?

DEAR DIDI: We absolutely adore our Aussie. Her name is Precious. Unfortunately, Precious has a not so precious habit.  She likes to eat cat poop ...

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Posted: jan. 08, 2017 6:49 p.m. | | Why do dogs eat cat poop? Comments 0 Comments

What’s a good question?

What should reporters ask President-elect Donald Trump at his first post-election press conference scheduled for Jan. 11? The answer isn’t as simple as it ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | What’s a good question? Comments 0 Comments

Is liberal democracy an endangered species?

“As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy,” writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, “it is illiberal ...

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Posted: jan. 06, 2017 1:03 a.m. | | Is liberal democracy  an endangered species?  Comments 0 Comments

It’s now out with the old

The holidays are never easy for anyone except the Hallmark family, but this year seemed especially disquieting: Donald Trump acts like he’s still playing ...

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Posted: jan. 06, 2017 1:03 a.m. | | It’s now out with the old Comments 0 Comments

Replace Obamacare with the free market

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s major campaign promises is to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.

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Posted: jan. 05, 2017 1:04 a.m. | | Replace Obamacare  with the free market Comments 0 Comments

Reducing inequality in Trump Era

In a lot of ways, 2016 was a big year for reducing inequality.

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Posted: jan. 04, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Reducing inequality in Trump Era Comments 0 Comments

Gentlemen farmers’ gold-plated tractors

Let’s talk tractors — the sturdy workhorses of agriculture.

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Posted: jan. 04, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Gentlemen farmers’ gold-plated tractors   Comments 0 Comments

Can Trump & Putin avert Cold War II?

In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on ...

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Posted: jan. 03, 2017 12:22 a.m. | | Can Trump & Putin  avert Cold War II? Comments 0 Comments

Stanford rape judge demonstrates need for judicial independence

When Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner, a Stanford freshman convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, to ...

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Are muzzles really necessary at vet’s office?

DEAR DIDI: My husband and I are in disagreement about using muzzles on dogs.  Our dog does not like having one put on at the ...

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Posted: jan. 01, 2017 9:49 p.m. | | Are muzzles really necessary at vet’s office? Comments 0 Comments

Bras’ don’t increase cancer risk

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read that wearing a bra increases the risk of breast cancer, since a bra prevents drainage of lymphatics in the breast ...

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Posted: jan. 01, 2017 9:49 p.m. | | Bras’ don’t increase cancer risk Comments 0 Comments

Different kind of journalism

There is standard progression in the world where journalism and politics intersect. After years of reporting and watching newsrooms shrink, many journalists go to work ...

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Posted: dec. 30, 2016 11:53 p.m. | | Different kind of journalism Comments 0 Comments

Winners & losers of 2016

Populism took the elites by surprise in 2016, so a review of this year’s cultural winners and losers must begin with a very long ...

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Posted: dec. 30, 2016 11:53 p.m. | | Winners & losers of 2016 Comments 0 Comments

No middle ground in 2016

Fed up with Europe’s union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.

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Posted: dec. 30, 2016 8:47 p.m. | | No middle ground in 2016 Comments 0 Comments

Israel first or America first

Donald Trump has a new best friend.

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Posted: dec. 30, 2016 1:10 a.m. | | Israel first or America first Comments 0 Comments

Pentagon’s $125 billion cover-up

Let’s say you ask somebody a question. They give you an answer you don’t like, so you pretend you didn’t hear it ...

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Posted: dec. 30, 2016 1:05 a.m. | | Pentagon’s $125 billion cover-up Comments 0 Comments

Obama crowns himself to a third presidential term

Still shell-shocked from his party’s Nov. 8 beating, President Barack Obama said, “I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it ...

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Posted: dec. 29, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Obama crowns himself to a third presidential term Comments 1 Comment

Women deserve access to tampons

For many women, getting a period for 3 to 8 days every month can be hellish — everything from bleeding, cramps, and fatigue to the humiliating ...

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Barack backhands Bibi

Did the community organizer from Harvard Law just deliver some personal payback to the IDF commando? So it would seem.

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Posted: dec. 27, 2016 11:38 p.m. | | Barack backhands Bibi Comments 0 Comments

The Year of ‘Post-Truth’

“Post-Truth.” The Oxford English Dictionary named this its word of the year for 2016.

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Posted: dec. 27, 2016 12:58 a.m. | | The Year of ‘Post-Truth’ Comments 0 Comments

Economy needs attention now, & taxreform is key

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition continues to go smoothly. Actually, better than smoothly — confidently. More than confidently — transcendently.

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Posted: dec. 25, 2016 11:46 p.m. | | Economy needs attention now, & taxreform is key Comments 0 Comments

Caring ball for troops a success

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Posted: dec. 25, 2016 11:46 p.m. | | Caring ball for troops a success Comments 0 Comments

Europe’s future on the line

The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the ...

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Posted: dec. 23, 2016 12:50 a.m. | | Europe’s future on the line Comments 0 Comments

Terrorists wage war on Christmas

2016 hasn’t been a hot year for discussions of a rhetorical war on Christmas in our malls or public schools. Maybe we’ve tuned ...

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Trump Team reaches out to Marine vet ‘out of ammo’

Last week, I received this email from Rennae:

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Posted: dec. 22, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | Trump Team reaches out to  Marine vet ‘out of ammo’ Comments 0 Comments

Crony capitalism and Rick Perry

Rick Perry has taken quite a tumble since being governor of Texas. He was a twice-failed GOP presidential wannabe and then ended up being a ...

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Posted: dec. 22, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | Crony capitalism and Rick Perry Comments 0 Comments

The real saboteurs of a Trump foreign policy

The never-Trumpers are never going to surrender the myth that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and ...

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Posted: dec. 20, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | The real saboteurs of a Trump foreign policy Comments 0 Comments

When it is too cold to walk an indoor dog?

DEAR DIDI: We have a male pitbull that is 3 years old. He is gray colored and a mostly indoor dog.  We take a 2 ...

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Posted: dec. 18, 2016 6:09 p.m. | | When it is too cold to walk an indoor dog? Comments 0 Comments

Lightheadedness may be due to ‘pacemaker syndrome’

DEAR DR. ROACH: In October 2014, I had my aortic valve replaced, and a pacemaker was put in. I was put on 100 mg of ...

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Posted: dec. 18, 2016 6:09 p.m. | | Lightheadedness may be due to ‘pacemaker syndrome’ Comments 0 Comments

The people of San Joaquin County have spoken; let’s hope state regulators will listen

The mission of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is to balance water allocation and water quality protection for California.  With its latest river ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | The people of San Joaquin  County have spoken; let’s hope state regulators will listen Comments 0 Comments

Trump is taking on Wall Street

Actor Jack Nicholson says he finally understood the meaning of the word irony when his mother called him an SOB.

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Foreign meddling in our vote? It’s simply payback time for USA

Even in an election year as shot through with conspiracy theories as this one, it would have been hard to imagine a bigger bombshell than ...

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Posted: dec. 16, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | Foreign meddling in our vote?  It’s simply payback time for USA Comments 0 Comments

Power of the President

For decades, political science students have been taught the late Richard Neustadt’s battle-tested maxim that the power of the president is the power to ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2016 12:54 a.m. | | Power of the President Comments 0 Comments

Rangel doesn’t blame ‘whitelash’

Donald Trump once called the Rev. Al Sharpton “a con man,” meaning that Sharpton plays the race card less out of sincerity and more as ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2016 12:53 a.m. | | Rangel doesn’t blame ‘whitelash’ Comments 0 Comments

A general misunderstanding

Last week’s media chew toy involved the number of former generals President-elect Donald J. Trump has nominated for his cabinet. The ABC News website ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | A general misunderstanding Comments 0 Comments

Will Trump defy McCain?

When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin’s Russia, was Donald Trump’s choice ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2016 10:55 p.m. | | Will Trump defy McCain? Comments 0 Comments

Our one-party state

Donald J. Trump did America a huge favor by winning the White House in November. If Hillary Clinton had won, there would have been little ...

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Posted: dec. 09, 2016 12:49 a.m. | | Our one-party state Comments 0 Comments

Trump could learn from Hamilton

By now you’ve probably heard that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by fellow theater-goers at a performance of the musical Hamilton, an unlikely ...

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Posted: dec. 09, 2016 12:48 a.m. | | Trump could learn from Hamilton Comments 0 Comments

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