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Is Charlotte our future?

Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, “This is what democracy ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | Is Charlotte our future? Comments 0 Comments

Banks don’t commit crimes, bankers do

Hey, stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street’s big, money-grubbing banks.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 11:39 p.m. | | Banks don’t commit crimes, bankers do Comments 0 Comments

Moderators: Are they referees or fighters?

The latest Gallup poll confirms that the level of trust in the media has reached another new low. The percentage of Republicans who hold a ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 1:00 a.m. | | Moderators: Are they  referees or fighters? Comments 0 Comments

What to do about Social Security when someone dies

Coincidentally, I received two questions on the same day dealing with the same topic. Each had a relative die and each asked, “What do I ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 10:50 p.m. | | What to do about  Social Security  when someone dies Comments 0 Comments

Are we crazy or what?

This should be a 10-point race, minimum. If this were an election governed by any of the rules of politics that all of us have ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | Are we crazy or what? Comments 0 Comments

How Trump wins the debate

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 1:08 a.m. | | How Trump wins the debate Comments 0 Comments

Memo to GOP ‘Never Trumpers’: Reagan isn’t rising from the dead

A “never Trump” friend I’ve known since law school writes:

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Memo to GOP ‘Never Trumpers’:  Reagan isn’t rising from the dead Comments 0 Comments

Union-made miracle on the Hudson

In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they insist ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Union-made miracle on the Hudson Comments 0 Comments

Preying on our paychecks

Labor Day should be a time for Americans to celebrate the economic achievements of workers with barbecues and beach trips. But with U.S. corporations ...

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Posted: sep. 21, 2016 12:49 a.m. | | Preying on our paychecks Comments 0 Comments

Trump & the press — a death struggle

Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2016 12:11 a.m. | | Trump & the press — a death struggle Comments 0 Comments

Aquila wrong about stars & stripes

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Manteca needs to get on track

Let’s face it; no one likes change, especially when we are in our comfort zone! And that’s what is happening with High Speed ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Manteca needs to get on track Comments 0 Comments

Is BYU the next target?

Any American who has sought refuge from politics by escaping into the world of sports realizes now that there is no escaping politics. In the ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2016 6:36 p.m. | | Is BYU the next target? Comments 0 Comments

California should legalize pot

There’s a reason marijuana laws don’t work: There is no compelling reason for them to work.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2016 12:53 a.m. | | California should legalize pot Comments 0 Comments

Bibi backs Trump on Putin

Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2016 1:18 a.m. | | Bibi backs Trump on Putin Comments 0 Comments

Hillary’s ‘deplorables’? What about Hillary’s ‘generalistic’?

This political season means full employment for pundits, opinion givers, strategists and soothsayers, on cable television and via social media. It’s interesting to watch ...

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Posted: sep. 15, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Hillary’s ‘deplorables’? What about Hillary’s ‘generalistic’? Comments 0 Comments

Last Chance for ‘Deplorables’

Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton ...

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Posted: sep. 14, 2016 12:26 a.m. | | Last Chance for ‘Deplorables’ Comments 0 Comments

Washing our hands of toxins

Some people love to hate government regulations. Many believe they’re just bureaucratic barriers that waste our time. But the Food and Drug Administration just ...

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Posted: sep. 14, 2016 12:26 a.m. | | Washing our hands of toxins Comments 0 Comments

Unhealthy political climate

Is a presidential candidate with Hillary Clinton’s health problems — pneumonia now, but also for some time deep vein thrombosis and a history of blood ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2016 12:25 a.m. | | Unhealthy political climate Comments 0 Comments

What can help low-libido ladies at menopause?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I regularly see information and research for men with hormone issues (testosterone) and resulting problems with impotence, etc. I have not seen ...

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Posted: sep. 11, 2016 7:33 p.m. | | What can help low-libido ladies at menopause? Comments 0 Comments

Tide going out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College.

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Posted: sep. 09, 2016 1:19 a.m. | | Tide going out on Hillary? Comments 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s tall tax tales

Donald is falsely framing his economic policies as good for working families, when he’s really just protecting his own wealth.

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Posted: sep. 09, 2016 1:19 a.m. | | Donald Trump’s tall tax tales Comments 0 Comments

Trump at a black church: What he should have said

Here’s what Donald Trump, at the black church in Detroit, should have said:

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Posted: sep. 08, 2016 1:15 a.m. | | Trump at a black church: What he should have said Comments 0 Comments

Trump in Mexico

Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Mexico, where he met the Mexican president and discussed the many contentious issues between our two countries, reminds me ...

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Posted: sep. 07, 2016 1:00 a.m. | | Trump in Mexico Comments 0 Comments

Taking back our finance system

Instead of griping about the greedheads of Wall Street and the rip-off financial system they’ve hung around our necks, why don’t we Take ...

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Posted: sep. 07, 2016 1:00 a.m. | | Taking back our finance system Comments 0 Comments

Trump & the Hillarycons

In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled “A Choice Not an Echo.”

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Posted: sep. 06, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Trump & the Hillarycons Comments 0 Comments

Hillary is no JFK

The election season is heating up. Donald Trump has pulled back even with Hillary Clinton, and every new economic number is being scrutinized for its ...

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Posted: sep. 03, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | Hillary is no JFK Comments 0 Comments

Get away with daylight robbery

I thought Donnie Trump and his fellow Republicans were big law ‘n order politicians. So, why are they trying to scrap the sheriff and unleash ...

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Posted: sep. 03, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | Get away with daylight robbery Comments 0 Comments

Conquistador Trump

In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk.

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Posted: sep. 02, 2016 1:08 a.m. | | Conquistador Trump  Comments 0 Comments

Those national anthem haters

The Black Lives Matter movement is two years old, so it’s a little odd that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has suddenly become ...

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Posted: sep. 02, 2016 1:07 a.m. | | Those national anthem haters  Comments 0 Comments

QB Colin Kaepernick’s fight against ‘racism’

Recent polls find a majority of Americans believe that “race relations,” since the election of the first black president, have gotten worse, not better. Colin ...

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Posted: sep. 01, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | QB Colin Kaepernick’s  fight against ‘racism’ Comments 0 Comments

Obama churns out pardons

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, President Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal drug offenders. In his first term, Obama endured the sting of critics like ...

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Posted: sep. 01, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Obama churns out pardons Comments 0 Comments

Federal hy-pot-crisy

For a few brief months, it looked like America might take a step closer to sanity. And then came the news: the Obama administration will ...

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Posted: aug. 31, 2016 12:39 a.m. | | Federal hy-pot-crisy Comments 0 Comments

The Clinton Foundation fiasco

The Clinton Foundation has become a serious problem for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Everyone knows the Clintons made a mockery of the promises they made ...

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Posted: aug. 31, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | The Clinton Foundation fiasco Comments 0 Comments

No learning from mistakes

Some people do not learn from their mistakes. Anthony Weiner is one. The husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin resigned from Congress in 2011 ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | No learning from mistakes Comments 0 Comments

Their war, not ours

The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display.

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Posted: aug. 30, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | Their war, not ours Comments 0 Comments

Help for IBS

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 92 and in exceptional health. I have irritable bowel syndrome, and my digestive system goes through a cycle of constipation ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2016 8:44 p.m. | | Help for IBS Comments 0 Comments

Drones help farmers save every drop

LOS BANOS  (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird’s-eye view of ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2016 8:08 p.m. | | Drones help farmers save every drop Comments 0 Comments

Foreseeable sinkhole!

There have been so many “last time” in our lives that we never paid attention too. Often we take things for granted, like the last ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2016 1:24 a.m. | | Foreseeable sinkhole! Comments 0 Comments

Lesson of ‘The Snake’

Earlier this month in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump entertained his vast crowd of supporters by reciting the lyrics to a song called “The Snake.” The ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2016 1:15 a.m. | | Lesson of ‘The Snake’ Comments 0 Comments

Sweet news: Strawberry season not quite over yet

It’s still strawberry season, but not for long. Several strawberry fruit stands are done for the year and are busy planting the next crop.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2016 12:16 a.m. | | Sweet news: Strawberry  season not quite over yet Comments 0 Comments

St. Anthony’s preps for harvest festival

Some things that are old are new again at St. Anthony of Padua’s annual harvest festival. And a few of the attractions will be ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2016 12:15 a.m. | | St. Anthony’s preps for harvest festival  Comments 0 Comments

Surgery best option for ruptured appendix

DEAR DR. ROACH: A co-worker of mine recently had a ruptured appendix. The doctors did not remove it, but instead gave him heavy doses of ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 8:37 p.m. | | Surgery best option for ruptured appendix Comments 0 Comments

Echoes of boot camp

Even though it has been nearly fifty years since I joined the United States Marine Corps, the memories, shared experiences with my fellow recruits, and ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 8:35 p.m. | | Echoes of  boot camp Comments 0 Comments

Don’t kill death penalty

Opponents of California’s death penalty have been highly successful at thwarting executions since the state resumed executions in 1992 after a 20-year hiatus. Their ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Don’t kill death penalty   Comments 0 Comments

Is Comedy Central racist?

Comedy Central frustrated racial bean counters across America when it abruptly canceled “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” for the obvious reason: It “hasn’t ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2016 12:26 a.m. | | Is Comedy Central racist?  Comments 0 Comments

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

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