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On Obama’s watch

Ninety-five percent of black voters in 2008 voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama. Surely a “progressive” black president would care about, empathize with and understand black ...

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Dirty-energy supporters cower

Some of corporate America’s biggest climate-change deniers — from Exxon-Mobil to the Koch Brothers — are dreading a potent storm that’s gaining strength and headed ...

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Could Trump win?

The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and ...

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The presidential money primary

The results of the first election of the 2016 presidential race are already in. It’s the money primary, controlled not by voters, but by ...

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The presidential money primary

The results of the first election of the 2016 presidential race are already in. It’s the money primary, controlled not by voters, but by ...

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Could Trump win?

The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and ...

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Heart finds a way around bundle branch block

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a female, age 70, who is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. I have no problems with ...

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Seeking sanctuary sanity

July 1 was one of those evenings when you feel blessed to be in San Francisco, especially if you are strolling along Pier 14. But ...

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Laser lights & dogs

DEAR DIDI: I have an 8 month old German Shepherd. She has so much energy! We read your column faithfully each week and value your ...

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Adrenal nodules can produce hormones

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband’s recent CT scan of his stomach and digestive system with and without contrast revealed that he has nodules on ...

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Failure of insanity defense

Was James Holmes — convicted on Thursday of the 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theatre — nuts?

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Calcium sources differ, needs remain the same

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 64-year-old woman with a thin frame who was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis. In the past 10 years, my bone ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 12:37 a.m. | | Calcium sources differ, needs remain the same Comments 0 Comments

Wisconsin’s grocery dictators

Republicans may like to rail against big government. But here in Wisconsin — where conservative lawmakers just introduced a bill to dramatically restrict what people can ...

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Failure of insanity defense

Was James Holmes — convicted on Thursday of the 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theatre — nuts? 

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Wisconsin’s grocery dictators

Republicans may like to rail against big government. But here in Wisconsin — where conservative lawmakers just introduced a bill to dramatically restrict what people can ...

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Heavy questions about health

The media and even some experts continue to miss the boat on obesity. Consider this recent example.

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SF: Repeat offenders, come & stay

San Francisco is not likely to change its ill-conceived sanctuary-city policy because City Hall must bow to progressives who don’t believe in deporting undocumented ...

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Heavy questions about health

The media and even some experts continue to miss the boat on obesity. Consider this recent example.

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SF: Repeat offenders, come & stay

San Francisco is not likely to change its ill-conceived sanctuary-city policy because City Hall must bow to progressives who don’t believe in deporting undocumented ...

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Mideast Game of Thrones

As President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is compared to Richard Nixon’s opening to China, Bibi Netanyahu must know how Chiang Kai-shek felt ...

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Health information: What does your doctor share?

DEAR DR. ROACH: If I share confidential information with my doctor, how much of that information is reported to my insurance company? I am required ...

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The nanny tax: Don’t overlook it

If you have a household employee, the nanny tax rules apply to you. Essentially, a household employee is somebody that does work in or around ...

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Thunder Valley & Great Wolf: 2 peas in pod

Who in their right mind we book a room at a resort hotel not near any tourist attractions but one that is located south of ...

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Snake oil won’t cure inequality

At last, America’s political leaders now feel the pain of the poor and empathize with the millions of working families slipping out of the ...

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Sore jaw suffer seeks sleep solution

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been living with TMJ pain on my right side. I believe my situation is unique in that I experience the ...

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Snake oil won’t cure inequality

At last, America’s political leaders now feel the pain of the poor and empathize with the millions of working families slipping out of the ...

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Arc of justice bends like a rainbow

Until 2010, CBS television’s daytime lineup included As the World Turns, a long-running soap opera. Times change. Now a real-life human drama of profound ...

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Jeb Bush wants to share

The most recent time I had seen Jeb Bush speak in San Francisco was in January, when he addressed the National Automobile Dealers Association. It ...

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Benefits for divorcees

My wife is starting to get suspicious. Every day, my inbox is crammed with emails from strange women around the country! I don’t mean ...

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We don’t need gas tax hike

It’s summertime and that means millions of Americans will soon be cramming in the minivan for family vacation. But Congress may soon be raising ...

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California’s Latino ed crisis

The Los Angeles Times headline was cheerful: “It’s Official: Latinos Now Outnumber Whites in California.” The Times said, “As of July 1, 2014, about ...

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Thankful for neighbors, firefighters

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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MAKING SENSE OF THE ACCORD TRIAL RECOMMENDATIONS

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 85 years old and a Type 2 diabetic. My fasting blood sugars are usually below 100. My physicians seem to ...

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Posted: jul. 15, 2015 8:29 p.m. | | MAKING SENSE OF THE ACCORD TRIAL RECOMMENDATIONS Comments 0 Comments

California’s Latino ed crisis

The Los Angeles Times headline was cheerful: “It’s Official: Latinos Now Outnumber Whites in California.” The Times said, “As of July 1, 2014, about ...

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Nabbing financial felons

Big news from that razzle-dazzle place I call “El Casino Grande” — otherwise known as Wall Street.

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Demos & sanctuary cities

Democrats now will say anything to distance themselves from sanctuary city policies, even though they have supported these policies for years. In an exclusive CNN ...

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Top 10 questions Delta tunnels boosters don’t want to be asked

1. How will construction of the tunnels over a fourteen-year period help with drought?

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Making $248 a minute

Florida’s Disney World bills itself “the happiest place on Earth.” But last year, some Disney World employees made so little they became homeless.

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Donald Trump is GOP’s Dark Lord Voldemort

Donald Trump is the GOP’s Voldemort, the Dark Lord and villain of the Harry Potter children’s book series. To thinking Republicans who don ...

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NEARLY ALL ADULTS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY MONO

DEAR DR. ROACH: Can exposure to infectious mononucleosis trigger or cause rheumatoid arthritis to flare up and become active? I would appreciate your comments. Thank ...

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Hold your nose in SF

Downtown San Francisco feels like a large public toilet without enough janitors. More than once this year, I’ve seen men drop their pants in ...

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Quo Vadis, America?

“Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in ...

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Romance trumps process

San Francisco changed America. When then-Mayor Gavin Newsom opened City Hall to same-sex marriages during the 2004 Winter of Love, he had determined to “put ...

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Snake oil won’t cure inequality

At last, America’s political leaders now feel the pain of the poor and empathize with the millions of working families slipping out of the ...

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Obamacare economics

The judicial decision to uphold all of the president’s health care subsidies may be very disappointing, but the economics of Obamacare are far worse ...

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | Obamacare economics Comments 0 Comments

Love & hate in Dixie

“I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you.”

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Meaning of Charleston

Almost immediately after a white killer gunned down nine black worshippers at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, out came the politics.

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Metformin can cause night sweats

DEAR DR. ROACH: As a preventive measure for prediabetes, my doctor recommended I take 500 mg of metformin twice a day (morning and evening). I ...

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Suicide bill: A natural death?

When SB 128, which would legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, passed the California Senate, supporters hailed the measure’s success as a sign ...

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Who do you side with?

There’s nothing as depressing as asking young people whether they plan to participate in the election and hearing them tell you they have no ...

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