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Much ado about nothing with TOT citizen’s panel

Last week's article, "No advisory for spending of TOT" excited some readers. Read More
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Remember when boycotts meant something?

Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That's when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

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Posted: Feb. 22, 2017 9:25 a.m. | Remember when boycotts meant something? Comments 0 Comments
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President Trump should keep us out of Syria

President Trump should keep us out of Syria

President Trump must not authorize troops on the ground in Syria. Once our troops are moved to a country they never leave. Iraq and Afghanistan ...

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Posted: Feb. 22, 2017 9:23 a.m. | President Trump should keep us out of Syria Comments 0 Comments
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Our precious resource is just flowing away

Our precious resource is just flowing away

California has suffered through drought years most of the past decade. It was less than a year ago when San Luis Reservoir stood at half ...

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Posted: Feb. 22, 2017 9:21 a.m. | Our precious resource is just flowing away Comments 0 Comments
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Build a bipartisan bridge with housing for the elderly

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has never been a high-profile agency, but it now has a high-profile Secretary in renowned ...

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Posted: Feb. 22, 2017 9:19 a.m. | Build a bipartisan bridge with housing for the elderly Comments 0 Comments

Times change but Democrats don’t

Rush Limbaugh recently commented that because of Donald Trump's election Democrats have not been this mad since Republicans freed the slaves. This is unquestionably ...

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Posted: Feb. 22, 2017 9:18 a.m. | Times change but Democrats don’t Comments 0 Comments

On drug dealers, slow justice & defiant lawmakers

There is a dark evil side lurking beneath the surface of everyday life here in the Valley.

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Posted: Feb. 15, 2017 9:11 a.m. | On drug dealers, slow justice & defiant lawmakers Comments 0 Comments
Free tuition isn’t enough – they want free living as well

Free tuition isn’t enough – they want free living as well

Free tuition - as some struggling students pointed out to the Associated Press this week - doesn't mean free college.

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Posted: Feb. 15, 2017 9:10 a.m. | Free tuition isn’t enough – they want free living as well Comments 0 Comments
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Taxes not the answer to road repairs

Taxes not the answer to road repairs

California's roads are crumbling.

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Posted: Feb. 15, 2017 9:08 a.m. | Taxes not the answer to road repairs Comments 0 Comments
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Hard work + right living = singing & dancing

Hard work + right living = singing & dancing

Years ago I heard a story about a butterfly that was tirelessly working to break from its cocoon. A man observed the struggling butterfly for ...

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Posted: Feb. 15, 2017 9:06 a.m. | Hard work + right living = singing & dancing Comments 0 Comments
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Boy Scouts are kind no more

The Boy Scouts have announced that children who are biologically female but identify as male may now be scouts. By so doing they have joined ...

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Posted: Feb. 15, 2017 9:04 a.m. | Boy Scouts are kind no more Comments 0 Comments
A speech that everyone should read

A speech that everyone should read

As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I'm going to ask you to turn your attention back a ...

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Posted: Feb. 08, 2017 9:08 a.m. | A speech that everyone should read Comments 0 Comments
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Make the border wall pay for itself

Wall tweets! Wall news stories. Wall interviews. Who, oh who, will pay for that damn wall? Those who want the wall argue about how to ...

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Posted: Feb. 08, 2017 9:06 a.m. | Make the border wall pay for itself Comments 0 Comments
Lock America’s doors and please knock politely

Lock America’s doors and please knock politely

I was about four or five years old when I remember my mother locking the front door. She said something to my dad about people ...

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Posted: Feb. 08, 2017 9:04 a.m. | Lock America’s doors and please knock politely   Comments 0 Comments
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My 7th grade teacher: Tell your parents to not vote for Nixon

My 7th grade teacher: Tell your parents to not vote for Nixon

"Tell your parents they shouldn't vote for Nixon-Agnew."

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Posted: Feb. 08, 2017 9:02 a.m. | My 7th grade teacher: Tell your parents to not vote for Nixon Comments 0 Comments
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The U.S. crime problem is not racial – it’s male

We don't have a racial problem as far as crime and/or stupidity goes in our country.

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Posted: Feb. 08, 2017 9:01 a.m. | The U.S. crime problem is not racial – it’s male Comments 0 Comments

It there is a Satan, he might do this

They say it's not a good idea to talk religion or politics at a family gathering. It can also probably be said that a ...

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Posted: Feb. 01, 2017 9:16 a.m. | It there is a Satan, he might do this Comments 0 Comments
Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...

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Posted: Feb. 01, 2017 9:15 a.m. | Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters Comments 0 Comments
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Americans need help – and fast

Americans need help – and fast

The new medical insurance premium for my wife and I will be just a few dollars shy of $2,000 per month for 2017. This ...

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Posted: Feb. 01, 2017 9:14 a.m. | Americans need help – and fast   Comments 0 Comments
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Trump well within constitutional, legal authority on travel ban

President Trump took a major step toward ensuring the safety of the American people, an executive order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry ...

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Posted: Feb. 01, 2017 9:12 a.m. | Trump well within constitutional, legal authority on travel ban Comments 0 Comments

Real hope and change has arrived

Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump as president brought back many memories for me.

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Posted: Jan. 25, 2017 8:53 a.m. | Real hope and change has arrived Comments 0 Comments

The divide of reality in the United States

The dying throes of the Obama Administration have exposed the real challenge in America - we don't know the same things to be true. And ...

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Posted: Jan. 25, 2017 8:52 a.m. | The divide of reality in the United States Comments 0 Comments
Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

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Posted: Jan. 25, 2017 8:51 a.m. | Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public Comments 0 Comments
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Ugly American rancor over Trump

Ugly American rancor over Trump

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

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Posted: Jan. 25, 2017 8:49 a.m. | Ugly American rancor over Trump  Comments 0 Comments
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Rejecting Obamacare and finding a way for affordable healthcare

Rejecting Obamacare and finding a way for affordable healthcare

It has been nearly seven years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, and the promise made to make healthcare affordable for all Americans ...

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Posted: Jan. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m. | Rejecting Obamacare and finding a way for affordable healthcare Comments 1 Comment
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