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Trump eviscerates liberal media: What took so long?

It was riveting. In his first solo press conference, President Donald Trump spent much of the hour berating the media for what Trump called anti-Republican ...

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Enemy of the American people

The president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, on Friday declared that the news media is the “enemy of the ...

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Planned Parenthood and the pandering press

Every time you hear the network anchors and reporters act outraged about President Trump calling on “friendly” reporters and the fact that there’s something ...

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Banksters are free at last

Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new president and Congress?

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Trump-Putin detente dead?

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 1:13 a.m. | | Trump-Putin detente dead? Comments 0 Comments

Billionaires tampering with Constitution

A corporate-backed lobbying group is pushing a slate of amendments to transfer power from people to big business.

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Team Trump’s first scalp

WASHINGTON — Gen. Mike Flynn provided the first scalp in the Trump administration in record time — he served as White House National Security Adviser for 23 ...

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Deep state targets Trump

When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, “If it comes to it, prefer the deep ...

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John F. Kennedy: What would he think of his party?

President Ronald Reagan said: “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” Actor and former president of the National Rifle Association Charlton ...

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Left playing with fire?

To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the ‘60s and ‘70s, it is starting to look like “deja vu all ...

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It’s 1984 in Trumplandia

Tromp-tromp-tromp — troops are marching to battles. Boom-boom-boom — bombs are blowing up communities. Whoooosh — poisonous gas is being released.

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Effects on the body of regular blood donation

DEAR DR. ROACH: My blood type is O-negative. I am well aware that O is the universal donor blood type. I have tried to donate ...

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Preparing dog for birth of your child

Dear Didi: My husband and I just found out that we are pregnant. It will be our first child. How do we prepare our dog ...

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Audi and Snoop Dogg during the Super Bowl

The exciting recent Super Bowl meant that fans paid more attention to the game than to the commercials. But there were some doozies, including the ...

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Short circuit: Bill aims to deep-six 9th District

How big is the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals? The San-Francisco-based circuit is so big that it represents nine states, including Nevada, 20 ...

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Great manipulators at Time

Time magazine has singled out White House strategist Steve Bannon for its Darth Vader cover treatment. Shown is a picture of Bannon looking like a ...

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Moral supremacy & Mr. Putin

Is Donald Trump to be allowed to craft a foreign policy based on the ideas on which he ran and won the presidency in 2016?

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Would Donald tax a fellow Trump?

Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed to those greedy corporate executives who’ve shipped middle-class jobs out of country, or I’ll slap ...

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Coming clash with Iran

When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red ...

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America’s construction carnage

Try this the next time you find yourself standing on a Wall Street corner. Ask the first power suit you see why Wall Street’s ...

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Gender-fluid Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, used to be derided as a “traditional, values-based” organization, whose oath spoke of a “duty to God” and ...

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2017: The year protests by conservatives became news

It shouldn’t be considered remarkable that all three major broadcast networks offered a news story on the tens of thousands who came for the ...

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The first firestorm

That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate ...

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Benefits and side effects of your medicines are best enumerated by your doctor and pharmacist

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 86-year-old white male. I am currently taking tamsulosin 0.4 mg and finasteride 5 mg. What benefits do these ...

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Posted: jan. 29, 2017 6:51 p.m. | | Benefits and side effects of your medicines are best enumerated by your doctor and pharmacist Comments 0 Comments

Why dog parks are a bad idea

Dear Didi:  The new dog park in Manteca has opened and the weather is finally sunny.  We are considering taking our dog but also are ...

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What is Trump doing & what does he think he’s doing?

Hang on, friend. This is going to be a bumpy ride.

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What Trump’s wall says to the world

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” wrote poet Robert Frost in the opening line of “Mending Walls.”

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Under President Trump, the media rediscovers its purpose

Only hours into his new job, White House press secretary Sean Spicer attacked the media for what he called “dishonesty” and “deliberately false reporting.” He ...

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Posted: jan. 26, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Under President Trump, the media rediscovers its purpose Comments 0 Comments

Trump: ‘We must think big and dream even bigger’

In all the media back and forth over President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, most have missed a central point: His address was infused with ...

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Posted: jan. 24, 2017 11:03 p.m. | | Trump: ‘We must think big  and dream even bigger’ Comments 0 Comments

America for Americans

As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations ...

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Snoozing at teachers who abuse children

On Jan. 13, a judge in Houston, Texas, sentenced Alexandria Vera to 10 years in prison. Her crime? The 25-year-old teacher at Stovall Middle School ...

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Of reclusiveness and agoraphobia, only one is diagnosis

DEAR DR. ROACH: How does one differentiate between reclusiveness and agoraphobia? I realize both are medical terms/diagnoses. -- T.H.

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Getting dogs to change their ‘business’ habits

Dear Didi:  My husband and I adopted a 4 year old dog from the animal shelter and we named him Max.  He is very sweet ...

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And then I cried

I made it through election night, and the morning after, and the endless portmortems. I kept reminding myself of what Hillary Clinton said at the ...

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New president, new world

“Don’t Make Any Sudden Moves” is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has ...

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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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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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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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Enemies see an opening

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

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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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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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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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Dangers of big philanthropy

It’s the season of giving.

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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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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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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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