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Democrats: From temper tantrum to self-delusion

Hard to believe, but Hillary Clinton’s campaign team thinks they lost because Donald Trump ignited America’s inner bigot, which caused the KKK and ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | Democrats: From temper tantrum to self-delusion Comments 0 Comments

The real wall we need to build is in DC

Building a wall, per se, won’t address what is really fueling a mass “illegal” immigration from south of the border.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:12 a.m. | | The real wall we need to build is in DC Comments 0 Comments

Living in the twilight

It used to be, back when I first started in politics, that I subscribed to every newspaper I could, and I had read them all ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | Living in the twilight Comments 0 Comments

Trump calling out Xi Jinping?

Like a bolt of lightning, that call of congratulations from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to President-elect Donald Trump illuminated the Asian landscape.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | Trump calling out Xi Jinping? Comments 0 Comments

A Civil War Christmas

The American Civil War, despite its savagery and enormous loss of life, still was the cause for many changes to our nation, which has been ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | A Civil War Christmas Comments 0 Comments

Fake news versus junk news

The big “fake news” stories of 2016 were the polls. Most showed Donald Trump losing big in November, thus cable news ran countless renditions of ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | Fake news versus junk news Comments 0 Comments

State’s river flow plan flawed on many levels

Visionary investments in dams, canals and facilities made generations ago by local farmers have allowed our two irrigation districts – Oakdale and South San Joaquin – to ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 11:59 p.m. | | State’s river flow plan  flawed on many levels Comments 0 Comments

Wonders if her dog is stuck up

DEAR DIDI:  My dog seems excited when I grab her leash to go for a walk but when we actually get out there she acts ...

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Mild neuropathy may be result of medication side effect

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have slight numbness and tingling in my feet and lower calves in both legs. It feels almost like my feet are ...

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Clinton vs. Trump II, 2020

Every sane person expects Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s attempt to overturn the election with her vote recount effort to crash and burn. Given ...

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A republican ban on internet gambling would repeat a costly democratic mistake

Debra Saunders is off this week. The following column is by Veronique de Rugy.

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 9:03 p.m. | | A republican ban on internet gambling would repeat a costly democratic mistake Comments 0 Comments

There are nondrug options for sleep aids

DEAR DR. ROACH: In your recent column on sleep aids, I noticed that you said nothing about nondrug preparations. Some people find that chamomile helps ...

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The Third Reich isn’t on the way

Perhaps you’ve noticed that some of the most illiberal people in America these days ... are liberals.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 10:24 p.m. | | The Third Reich isn’t on the way Comments 0 Comments

Populist-Nationalist tide rolls on

Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office ...

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An ‘America First’ Trump Trade Policy

Donald Trump’s election triumph is among the more astonishing in history.

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Tsunami media never saw coming

I’m going to take a wild guess and say that nobody in what passes for the mainstream media saw the tsunami coming, the wave ...

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Bing bing, bong bong, bing bing

What an election year. I feel like I’ve been transported through a cosmic squirrel hole and into a baffling political universe where facts are ...

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‘Sanctuary’ Means Career Criminals Can Run and Hide

Donald Trump understood something that many Washington insiders missed. Many Americans and some naturalized citizens bristle at elected officials constantly defending the rights of non-Americans ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:36 a.m. | | ‘Sanctuary’ Means Career Criminals Can Run and Hide Comments 0 Comments

It’s a slow process to come off steroids

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica about five years ago, and I took prednisone for about a year. I was fine until ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | It’s a slow process to come off steroids Comments 0 Comments

Democrats and the Nazi card

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the odds-on favorite to become the Democratic National Committee’s chairman, had a long association with the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2016 12:18 a.m. | | Democrats and the Nazi card Comments 0 Comments

The hilarious ‘Hamilton’ hubbub

Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in New York during the transition, and he took his family to Broadway to see “Hamilton,” the hot hip-hop Founding ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2016 12:18 a.m. | | The hilarious ‘Hamilton’ hubbub Comments 0 Comments

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Some Thanksgivings are easy. When my children were younger, I just could not believe how lucky I was: two beautiful children, kinehora (in Jewish, that ...

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Posted: nov. 23, 2016 10:58 p.m. | | Thoughts on Thanksgiving Comments 0 Comments

Memo to the President-elect

Dear Mr. President-elect,

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A besieged Trump presidency ahead

After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

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Academics stunned by Trump’s win … and that’s a bad thing

A friend of mine recently told me about a troubling experience his daughter had at a California community college. She had to endure a political ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 11:30 p.m. | | Academics stunned by Trump’s  win … and that’s a bad thing Comments 0 Comments

The cracked crystal ball of liberal celebrities

Before the shock of President Donald Trump wears off, let’s remember to tip our hats to Tinseltown. What would we do without it? The ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 1:07 a.m. | | The cracked crystal ball  of liberal celebrities Comments 0 Comments

‘Sanctuary’ means career criminals can run and hide

Donald Trump understood something that many Washington insiders missed. Many Americans and some naturalized citizens bristle at elected officials constantly defending the rights of non-Americans ...

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Posted: nov. 21, 2016 1:07 a.m. | | ‘Sanctuary’ means career  criminals can run and hide Comments 0 Comments

Our president-elect

No one is more supportive of young people involved in politics than I am. Year after year, I not only teach my own students but ...

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Posted: nov. 19, 2016 1:19 a.m. | | Our president-elect Comments 0 Comments

Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 12:43 a.m. | | Manteca council has commitment problem Comments 0 Comments

Just because ‘our guy’ won

Just because “our guy” won, Economics 101 hasn’t been repealed.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2016 12:43 a.m. | | Just because ‘our guy’ won  Comments 0 Comments

Building a new populism in Era of Donald Trump

Imagine you’re standing in line for the American Dream.

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Posted: nov. 17, 2016 1:33 a.m. | | Building a new populism  in Era of Donald Trump Comments 0 Comments

‘60 Minutes’ grills the new president

Donald Trump is a persistent critic of the media and is attacked for not granting them enough access. But three days after the election, there ...

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Posted: nov. 16, 2016 12:23 a.m. | | ‘60 Minutes’ grills  the new president Comments 0 Comments

Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’

However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the ...

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Year of the fact-checker?

CNN’s Brian Stelter sent around an Election Day email declaring “This is the year of the fact-checker.” He joked, “Trump made fact-checking great again.”

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Turning the page

Donald Trump is the President-elect, and hate crime has been institutionalized. Throughout the nation, the populist has now taken the Torch of Freedom from Lady ...

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Posted: nov. 12, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | Turning the page Comments 0 Comments

‘Herding’ blinded pollsters

How did the national polls, which overwhelmingly predicted a Hillary Clinton victory, get the presidential election so wrong? A Capitol Weekly election postmortem panel Thursday ...

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Posted: nov. 12, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | ‘Herding’ blinded pollsters Comments 2 Comments

Memo to Trump: ‘Action this Day!’

“In victory, magnanimity!” said Winston Churchill.

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Posted: nov. 11, 2016 12:16 a.m. | | Memo to Trump:  ‘Action this Day!’ Comments 0 Comments

Enjoying Hollywood’s doomsaying

The election has passed, and the American people gave the spoiled celebrities of Hollywood the heave-ho. Despite all of their earnest YouTube lectures and pro-Hillary ...

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Posted: nov. 11, 2016 12:16 a.m. | | Enjoying Hollywood’s doomsaying Comments 0 Comments

I hate to say I told you so, actually, I Really don’t mind

The day after one of the greatest political upsets in world history, I dug out my July 2016 exchange with “David,” an Ohio left-wing retired ...

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Posted: nov. 10, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | I hate to say I told you so, actually, I Really don’t mind  Comments 0 Comments

Congratulations, America!

As you read this Election Day has come and gone. This means our Constitutional system of government is still intact. No person, or party, or ...

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Posted: nov. 08, 2016 9:50 p.m. | | Congratulations, America! Comments 1 Comment

A sign of the future

Michael Eggman stopped by Manteca on Monday.

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Posted: nov. 08, 2016 12:57 a.m. | | A sign of the future Comments 2 Comments

Voting for Gary Johnson

If I were a Democrat, then I’d be as furious with my fellow partisans for nominating Hillary Clinton as I am at my fellow ...

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Posted: nov. 07, 2016 12:49 a.m. | | Voting for Gary Johnson Comments 2 Comments

For joint pain, give your meds time to work effectively

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 70-year-old woman, in generally good health, and am having trouble with my right hip. I have had both knees ...

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Posted: nov. 06, 2016 7:30 p.m. | | For joint pain, give your meds time to work effectively Comments 0 Comments

Early voter gets remorse

As I write this, more than 27 million Americans already have voted in the Nov. 8 election. California voters can submit their ballots 30 days ...

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Posted: nov. 05, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | Early voter gets remorse Comments 1 Comment

CNN: Clinton News Network

Rush Limbaugh found just the right analogy for the CNN cheating scandal, where (now) former CNN analyst Donna Brazile fed “town hall” questions to Hillary ...

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Posted: nov. 05, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | CNN: Clinton News Network Comments 1 Comment

Hillary’s high crimes & misdemeanors

If Hillary Clinton is elected president on Tuesday, and if what Bret Baier is reporting from FBI sources on Fox News is true, America is ...

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Posted: nov. 04, 2016 1:15 a.m. | | Hillary’s high crimes  & misdemeanors  Comments 0 Comments

John Kasich and his fellow Republican ‘Never Trumpers’

Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, just announced his decision.

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | John Kasich and his fellow Republican ‘Never Trumpers’ Comments 0 Comments

Not so FAST, Mike Restuccia

Every citizen has the right to endorse anyone for public office, but public officers walk a fine line when endorsing a candidate for elected office ...

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | Not so FAST, Mike Restuccia Comments 2 Comments

Landslide? Not so fast

So we have one candidate who definitely supports the Constitution and one who takes 24 hours to decide whether he does (tough one). We have ...

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Posted: nov. 02, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | Landslide? Not so fast Comments 0 Comments

Hillary’s Watergate?

After posting Friday’s column, “A Presidency from Hell,” about the investigations a President Hillary Clinton would face, by afternoon it was clear I had ...

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Posted: nov. 01, 2016 12:13 a.m. | | Hillary’s Watergate? Comments 1 Comment

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