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Lots of smoke, Hillary

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 1:27 a.m. | | Lots of smoke, Hillary Comments 0 Comments

Hidden homeless population

Most children in the United States spend their school days dreaming of their next birthday party or worrying whether they’re popular enough. Not America ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 1:27 a.m. | | Hidden homeless population Comments 0 Comments

Trump speaks, media translates

“Do you ever get tired of defending Donald Trump?” a critic asked.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Trump speaks, media translates Comments 0 Comments

Patti Hearst pardon

Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Patti Hearst pardon Comments 1 Comment

Investigative journalism?

When the Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there’s no telling what student ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 12:23 a.m. | | Investigative journalism? Comments 0 Comments

The Jorge Toscano success story

Entrepreneurialism is not for everyone; you have to be born with the spark.  

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:48 a.m. | | The Jorge Toscano success story Comments 0 Comments

It’s obit time in August

It took a long time, but every record must eventually get broken, and no one is happier about this one than me: Finally, a presidential ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | It’s obit time in August Comments 0 Comments

Insanity once more: Clinton economic plan

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. That ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | Insanity once more:  Clinton economic plan Comments 0 Comments

Jerry Brown & abuse of eminent domain

As mayor of Oakland in the 2000s, Jerry Brown supported redevelopment. Then he returned to the governor’s office in 2011 and inherited a $25 ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2016 1:08 a.m. | | Jerry Brown & abuse  of eminent domain   Comments 0 Comments

Trump buddies up to Putin

Please, people — stop denigrating Donald Trump as a foreign policy ignoramus.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2016 1:08 a.m. | | Trump buddies up to Putin Comments 0 Comments

It ain’t over till it’s over

“I did it my way,” crooned Sinatra.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | It ain’t over till it’s over Comments 0 Comments

When suspect is armed black & the cop is black

After the death of a young black man by a Milwaukee police officer, riots, looting and fires followed. In one instance, as a gas station ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 1:45 a.m. | | When suspect is armed black & the cop is black Comments 0 Comments

Challenges of ‘leaving no trace’

I just got back from hiking 95 miles in the Sierras. (Yes, just like that Reese Witherspoon movie Wild, only far fewer miles.)

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 1:44 a.m. | | Challenges of ‘leaving no trace’ Comments 0 Comments

Real existential threats

On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2016 12:19 a.m. | | Real existential threats Comments 0 Comments

No need to police SF prosecutors for this case

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi told The San Francisco Chronicle’s Karen de Sa it was “positively medieval” for District Attorney George Gascon’s ...

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Posted: aug. 16, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | No need to police SF prosecutors for this case Comments 0 Comments

Reefer madness & politics

For the first time since 1988, both major parties’ nominees — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump — say that they have never smoked or experimented ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 1:33 a.m. | | Reefer madness & politics Comments 0 Comments

Are our children stats?

Last Thursday at the request of Supervisors, Moses Zapien, and Chuck Winn, I attended the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Special Session on Education ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | Are our children stats?  Comments 0 Comments

Find support group for lingering pain of post-polio syndrome

DEAR DR. ROACH: My dad is 89 and had polio when he was 6. He had to learn to walk again. Over the years, I ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 8:14 p.m. | | Find support group for lingering pain of post-polio syndrome Comments 0 Comments

Disney-fication of national parks

It’s summer vacation time and gasoline is quasi-cheap. So why not pile the family into the mini-van and pay a visit to the historic ...

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Posted: aug. 12, 2016 1:27 a.m. | | Disney-fication of national parks Comments 0 Comments

Trump doesn’t threaten President Obama’s legacy

It’s an article of faith that President Barack Obama needs Hillary Clinton to win to “preserve his legacy.”

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | Trump doesn’t threaten  President Obama’s legacy   Comments 0 Comments

Will drama win debates?

The first of three presidential debates won’t happen until Sept. 26. Today, nearly six weeks beforehand, I safely can make these predictions. Hillary Clinton ...

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 1:34 a.m. | | Will drama win debates? Comments 0 Comments

The nutty nominee

Is the Donald really getting “nuttier”? That’s what the New York Post said today, claiming insiders as their source. I don’t actually know ...

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Posted: aug. 10, 2016 1:21 a.m. | | The nutty nominee Comments 0 Comments

Who got us into these endless wars?

“Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy,” warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “The consequences of a ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2016 12:40 a.m. | | Who got us into  these endless wars? Comments 0 Comments

Dangerous think tanks ahead

Monday’s front-page New York Times story “Scholarship or Business? Think Tanks Blur the Line” reports that while think tanks in general “are seen as ...

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Posted: aug. 09, 2016 12:39 a.m. | | Dangerous think tanks ahead Comments 0 Comments

Loving America by finding fault with it

I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S ...

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Trump is our nation’s Carcinoma

Ruben Navarrette, a national recognized syndicated writer, published a syndicated column, “Have We Lost Sight of an American Hero?” which appeared in the Ventura County ...

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High cholesterol one risk factor among many for heart disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: My doctor recently suggested I start taking a statin. After reading some of the recent literature, it appears that statin therapy is ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2016 6:12 p.m. | | High cholesterol one risk factor among many for heart disease Comments 0 Comments

Laser lights & your family dog

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

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Posted: aug. 07, 2016 6:11 p.m. | | Laser lights & your family dog Comments 0 Comments

They take your assets, then let you beg to get them back

Republican political consultant Mike Madrid isn’t used to getting calls from the ACLU, and yet he has found himself working with the civil liberties ...

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Posted: aug. 06, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | They take your assets, then  let you beg to get them back Comments 0 Comments

Trump’s road still open

At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives.

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Posted: aug. 05, 2016 1:23 a.m. | | Trump’s road still open  Comments 0 Comments

Where is the ‘Hillary lied, people died’ crowd?

The same clueless nitwits who, with no evidence, cried “Bush lied, people died!” are now ignoring overwhelming evidence of Hillary Clinton’s violation of the ...

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Posted: aug. 04, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | Where is the ‘Hillary  lied, people died’ crowd? Comments 0 Comments

Media’s convention tilt is unmissable — again

It’s an ironclad principle. Media coverage of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic conventions is a laboratory exercise to demonstrate how shamelessly partisan our political ...

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Posted: aug. 03, 2016 1:03 a.m. | | Media’s convention tilt  is unmissable — again Comments 0 Comments

Is Libertarian ticket serious?

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, and his running mate, Bill Weld, a former Massachusetts governor, bill themselves as the “credible ...

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Posted: aug. 03, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | Is Libertarian ticket serious? Comments 0 Comments

Trump: Peace candidate?

With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the ...

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Posted: aug. 02, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | Trump: Peace candidate? Comments 0 Comments

Populism Republicans can support

What if organizers and volunteers joined forces to run a nationwide campaign to replace today’s corporate-owned congress — all at once?

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Posted: aug. 01, 2016 1:47 a.m. | | Populism Republicans can support Comments 0 Comments

The Hillary Recession

This economy may be perilously close to recession. That was the message of the second-quarter real GDP report and its meager 1.2 percent growth ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2016 1:46 a.m. | | The Hillary Recession Comments 0 Comments

Can’t make this stuff up

Mercifully the political conventions for the two parties are over for this laughable partisan brouhaha season which the electorate is forced to endure every four ...

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Posted: jul. 31, 2016 9:16 p.m. | | Can’t make  this stuff up Comments 0 Comments

Who’s your mommy?

Hillary Clinton’s advantage going into the final evening of the Democratic National Convention was her nonstop determination. The former first lady and secretary of ...

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Posted: jul. 30, 2016 12:54 a.m. | | Who’s your mommy? Comments 0 Comments

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland: Divided we stand in USA

Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2016 1:03 a.m. | | Philadelphia vs. Cleveland:  Divided we stand in USA Comments 0 Comments

Donald Trump uncensored

Apparently, the Republican nominee for president just can’t stand being outside the spotlight. Or maybe he’s been making such statements all along, only ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2016 1:03 a.m. | | Donald Trump uncensored Comments 0 Comments

She can repent in prison

“If the word ‘Manson’ was not attached to Leslie, she would have been out 20 years ago,” attorney Richard Pfeiffer told me about his client ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2016 12:57 a.m. | | She can repent in prison  Comments 0 Comments

WikiLeaks reveals media collusion

The radical leftist collective known as WikiLeaks tried to ruin the Democratic convention by posting a trove of Democratic National Committee emails that easily proved ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | WikiLeaks reveals media collusion Comments 0 Comments

LOL at the DNC

Democrats have every reason to rage against the Democratic National Committee: Newly leaked DNC memos confirm that Donald Trump was right when he said the ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:54 p.m. | | LOL at the DNC Comments 0 Comments

Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: “All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 8:53 p.m. | | Will Putin get a Pulitzer? Comments 0 Comments

Bell’s palsy a possible side effect of having had chickenpox

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 55. I was having numbness on the left side of my face, and my left eyelid started to droop. I ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 6:37 p.m. | | Bell’s palsy a possible side effect of having had chickenpox Comments 0 Comments

Ins and outs of training a service dog

DEAR DIDI:  I have a wonderful 2 year old Labradoodle that everyone just loves. I would like for him to be certified as a service ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 6:36 p.m. | | Ins and outs of training a service dog Comments 0 Comments

Trump’s Two Homers: Pence and Promise for a Declaration of War

Donald Trump hit two home runs this week. The first, immediately following the horrific terrorist truck attack in Nice, was his statement in a media ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:09 p.m. | | Trump’s Two Homers: Pence and Promise for a Declaration of War Comments 0 Comments

Absolving Black Lives Matter in Dallas

When white racist Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, it was very easy for President ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 9:09 p.m. | | Absolving Black Lives Matter in Dallas Comments 1 Comment

Brexit stuns the globalists

Britain’s decision to “leave” the European Union (EU) ended the career of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned hard to “remain” in that ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 12:45 a.m. | | Brexit stuns the globalists Comments 0 Comments

Ginsburg v. Trump

“I can’t imagine what this place would be -- I can’t imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president,” Justice ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 12:45 a.m. | | Ginsburg v. Trump Comments 0 Comments

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