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Embracing socialism despite track record

One of life’s enduring mysteries is why the left — against overwhelming evidence to the contrary — insists on more taxation, more government spending and more ...

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Fascists against freedom, unite Fascists against freedom, unite

Everyone expects neo-Nazis to be thuggish and simpleminded. They’re losers who need a movement that tells them they are winners, so they troll for ...

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Court case shows need for change in state law

There was a recent case before the Stockton court involving a local grower who employed a man for over 20 years whom we will call ...

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Nike welcomes you to Half Dome

Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging ...

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After Brexit, a Trump path to victory

Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace.

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Drafting our daughters

Ever since Donald Trump effectively won the Republican presidential nomination by decisively defeating Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary, Congressional Republicans led by House Speaker ...

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Exercise can give insufficient vein valves a leg up

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 69-year-old woman in excellent health. I take valsartan and doxazosin for high blood pressure. I am concerned because I ...

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What is right bowl for dogs?

DEAR DIDI:  There are so many types of dog bowls available. Plastic, porcelain, stainless steel, raised on stands.....what do you recommend?  I have a ...

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Dems’ selective outrage about lenient sentences

Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney Michele Hanisee was gobsmacked when California lawmakers raged against the light sentence meted out to a former Stanford student convicted ...

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Has Trump found formula?

Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall.

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Trump’s 3 challenges: Himself, media & GOP

After finally getting the endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Donald Trump frittered the goodwill away. Trump ...

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The Department of Justice and God (Arabic) be praised

“I pledge allegiance to (omitted) may God protect him (Arabic), on behalf of (omitted),” said the man who killed 49 innocent people in an Orlando ...

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Late-night pulpit for banning guns

The mass shooting in Orlando really infuriated liberals all over again about the lack of gun control —including liberal journalists and comedians. NBC “Nightly News ...

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Hillary’s the one!

Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar ...

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Who knew? The Trump dilemma

Who knew that being a suspected terrorist might cost you a seat on that flight to San Jose — but not an assault weapon?

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Obama on Orlando: It’s all about the guns

It did not take long for President Barack Obama to inject a plea for more gun control in his reaction to the Orlando terror massacre ...

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How not to take blood pressure

DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, I had my annual checkup and nervously had to wait a while. The doctor’s assistant came in and proceeded to ...

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Walking dogs at times on hot days can be ill-advised

DEAR DIDI:  With summer coming can you please remind people about walking their dogs at certain times of the day? -Very Concerned Dog Lover in ...

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Sierra: 40M dead trees & counting

CRESSMAN — California’s drought and a bark beetle epidemic have caused the largest die-off of Sierra Nevada forests in modern history, raising fears that trees ...

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Is Islamic terror America’s future?

If the cliches hold -- nothing succeeds like success, the past is prologue -- this generation will not likely see an end to the jihadist terror that ...

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Hillary wants to bring back Bill

This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Clinton is the one who recently stunned me.

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Stanford offender got life sentence

The victim fought back with words of rage. “I thought there’s no way this is going to trial; there were witnesses, there was dirt ...

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Islam & the West: An irreconcilable conflict?

On Saturday night, Omar Mateen was a loner and a loser.

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Gagging on the gig economy

No doubt you’ll be thrilled to learn that we now live and work in a “gig economy.”

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What Sotomayor said was worse that Trump

Donald Trump should apologize. 

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Diet, alcohol and gout

DEAR DR. ROACH: After two major bouts of gout, my husband was treated with Medrol and colchicine, and has resorted to a low-purine diet in ...

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Fingerprinting Is racist?

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms ...

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Why Trump must not apologize

“Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.”

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Civics lesson needed in San Jose

“My nose is broken. I have bruises and scratches all over. I got knocked in the head a lot,” Santa Clara’s Juan Hernandez, 38 ...

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‘Self-Inflicted’ email mess

Dana Milbank and Ruth Marcus are both Yale-educated reporters-turned-columnists at The Washington Post. They view the world through the same lens. This sometimes means they ...

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From elephant to tortoise

As usual, the GOP primary was sewn up before California’s June 7 primary. By late May, Donald Trump had the 1,237 delegates needed ...

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Donald & La Raza judge

Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?

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Posted: jun. 07, 2016 1:20 a.m. | | Donald & La Raza judge Comments 1 Comment

Bathroom bills’ don’t help women

The time has come for me to play my Woman Card.

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Are the Clintons the real housing-crash villains?

We are going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It’s a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl ...

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Posted: jun. 06, 2016 1:40 a.m. | | Are the Clintons the real  housing-crash villains? Comments 1 Comment

Tonsil stones explained

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you share some information about tonsil stones? I had never heard of them until I took my 15-year-old granddaughter to the ...

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Push in Sacramento to let felons vote in jail

California lawmakers seem intent on making Sacramento the place where reasonable reforms, much like runaway trains, jump the tracks. In that no-speed-limit spirit Tuesday, the ...

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On income ‘inequality’

Is there a more brain-dead concept than to empower the government to fight “income inequality”? What sane, normal, rational human being thinks that human talent ...

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California counts for nothing

I got my absentee ballot in the mail, which reminded me: We have an election next Tuesday. The excitement is hard to bear. Oh, wait ...

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Will there always be an England?

In his op-ed in The Washington Post, Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, made the case for British withdrawal from the European Union ...

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Hillary Clinton’s emails: She’s lying in plain sight

Speaking in San Francisco Thursday, Hillary Clinton told supporters that Donald Trump is not fit to be president. “He roots for himself,” the former Secretary ...

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Posted: may. 27, 2016 11:05 p.m. | | Hillary Clinton’s emails:  She’s lying in plain sight Comments 0 Comments

‘The Great White Hope’

“Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group ... death rates in this group ...

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Hey, Sanders supporters: All roads lead to Venezuela

When socialist Hugo Chavez became president of Venezuela after the 1998 election, he promised a path he described as “revolutionary,” the same word Bernie Sanders ...

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Bernie needs to do the math

Math was actually my best subject, until seventh grade, when I was the only girl on the math team: As if it were on the ...

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Failed Republicans want to rewrite the Constitution

Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates know ...

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Says millionaire trying to take over GOP

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Is Scarborough Shoal worth spilling American blood?

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight.

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Posted: may. 24, 2016 12:57 a.m. | | Is Scarborough Shoal worth spilling American blood? Comments 0 Comments

Ferguson Effect by the Bay

“It’s as hard right now to be a cop maybe as it’s ever been,” San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to The Chronicle ...

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Most indebted class ever

Congratulations, college graduates! As you enter the next phase of life, you and your parents should be proud of your achievements.

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Male and female still matter in combat

Less than a year after the Supreme Court decided that marriage no longer needs partners of the opposite sex, the other two branches of the ...

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The Democrats’ Sanders

If Donald Trump supporters had booed a Republican senator at a state convention over the weekend, if they threw chairs because they did not like ...

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