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On 911 call gone bad, McCain & healthcare

On 911 call gone bad, McCain & healthcare

A Minnesota police office murdered Justin Damond on Saturday, July 15. Read More
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My human identity transcends gender

My human identity transcends gender

Adolescence was tough on me. I was a total geek, in an era before that was cool. I was a social misfit, totally uncomfortable in ...

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Posted: Jul. 26, 2017 9:54 a.m. | My human identity transcends gender Comments 0 Comments
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Making America safe again

Making America safe again

National security has been a major concern for the Trump Administration, but ultimately the FY 2018 budget will determine how much of his agenda the ...

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Posted: Jul. 26, 2017 9:51 a.m. | Making America safe again Comments 0 Comments
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Cap-and-trade vote gives new life to California high-speed rail

Cap-and-trade vote gives new life to California high-speed rail

California high-speed rail will not die.

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Posted: Jul. 26, 2017 9:47 a.m. | Cap-and-trade vote gives new life to California high-speed rail Comments 0 Comments
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Hateful messages greet me following Minnesota vacation

Minnesota is gorgeous this time of year.

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Posted: Jul. 26, 2017 9:43 a.m. | Hateful messages greet me following Minnesota vacation Comments 0 Comments
After minimum wage hikes, ammo taxes, the lesson is don’t be like Seattle

After minimum wage hikes, ammo taxes, the lesson is don’t be like Seattle

On June 2, 2014 the Seattle City Council approved a raise in the minimum wage to a highest in the nation $15 an hour. Not ...

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Posted: Jul. 20, 2017 9:19 a.m. | After minimum wage hikes, ammo taxes, the lesson is don’t be like Seattle Comments 0 Comments
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GOP hands Brown cap-and-trade win

The "shadow presidency" of California Governor Jerry Brown scored a win Monday night as eight Republican legislators crossed the political aisle and voted with most ...

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Posted: Jul. 20, 2017 9:05 a.m. | GOP hands Brown cap-and-trade win Comments 0 Comments
Have an idea for a new law? Submit it

Have an idea for a new law? Submit it

Have you ever uttered the words "there should be a law"? Every year, thousands of laws are proposed by 120 legislators working on behalf of ...

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Posted: Jul. 20, 2017 9:05 a.m. | Have an idea for a new law? Submit it Comments 0 Comments
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Draining the Delta like they did Owens & Tulare lakes

Draining the Delta like they did Owens & Tulare lakes

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave ...

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Posted: Jul. 20, 2017 9:03 a.m. | Draining the Delta like they did Owens & Tulare lakes Comments 0 Comments
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Cruz Amendment a game-changer on health care policy

Cruz Amendment a game-changer on health care policy

Senate Republicans could well be on the brink of very significant market-based health care reforms not seen in a generation - and simultaneously on the precipice ...

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Posted: Jul. 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. | Cruz Amendment a game-changer on health care policy Comments 0 Comments
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On clueless senator, panhandling on rise, & illegal fireworks

Kamala Harris, just another liberal California U.S. senator, was in our Valley last week. She toured Fowler Packing Company in Fresno and held an ...

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Posted: Jul. 12, 2017 10:38 a.m. | On clueless senator, panhandling on rise, & illegal fireworks Comments 0 Comments
Traffic fines are the stick while surcharges are the anvil drop

Traffic fines are the stick while surcharges are the anvil drop

So why are we writing traffic tickets in California?

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Posted: Jul. 12, 2017 10:36 a.m. | Traffic fines are the stick while surcharges are the anvil drop Comments 0 Comments
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Diplomacy first, then Jong-un must go

Diplomacy first, then Jong-un must go

I really don't want to take my column space to write anything else about Kim Jong-un. There is so much going on in America ...

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Posted: Jul. 12, 2017 10:35 a.m. | Diplomacy first, then Jong-un must go  Comments 0 Comments
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Encourage good media

Encourage good media

I'll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I'm a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don't think it ...

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Posted: Jul. 12, 2017 10:34 a.m. | Encourage good media Comments 0 Comments
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Complaints at City Council meeting & Becerra a hypocrite

If you were at last week's council meeting, you missed a load of complaining about the behavior of Ceres folks in general.

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Posted: Jul. 05, 2017 9:15 a.m. | Complaints at City Council meeting & Becerra a hypocrite  Comments 0 Comments
Lies, damned lies & Twin Tunnels

Lies, damned lies & Twin Tunnels

In the Ohlone Wilderness south of Pleasanton is a 220-foot-tall reminder that the past may catch up with California.

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Posted: Jul. 05, 2017 9:13 a.m. | Lies, damned lies & Twin Tunnels Comments 0 Comments
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Point a finger & three fingers will point back

Every so often something pops up on Facebook that is thought provoking. Recently, a posting by Facebook caused me to do something I do not ...

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Posted: Jul. 05, 2017 9:12 a.m. | Point a finger & three fingers will point back Comments 0 Comments
Developing a strategy for your life

Developing a strategy for your life

Proverbs 29.18 "Where there is no vision the people perish."Everyone needs a strategy. You may be 25 or 75 years in age. Who ...

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Posted: Jul. 05, 2017 9:09 a.m. | Developing a strategy for your life Comments 0 Comments
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Ad tax would be bad business

President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress have pledged to do something that hasn't been done in over 30 years: comprehensively reform our ...

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Posted: Jul. 05, 2017 9:05 a.m. | Ad tax would be bad business Comments 0 Comments
Special election grants Trump, GOP Congress mandate

Special election grants Trump, GOP Congress mandate

Sorry for being the skunk at the GOP picnic, but let's not get too comfortable yet about the results of the June 20 special ...

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Posted: Jun. 28, 2017 10:45 a.m. | Special election grants Trump, GOP Congress mandate Comments 0 Comments
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Economic growth starts with Washington, D.C.

Economic growth starts with Washington, D.C.

Most opportunities only come around once in a lifetime. With tax reform, that statement could not ring any truer. For the past 30 years, American ...

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Posted: Jun. 28, 2017 10:44 a.m. | Economic growth starts with Washington, D.C. Comments 0 Comments
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Our AG is a political hack & no city council race this year

Our state Attorney General Xavier Becerra has overstepped his bounds once again. It's unbelievable what this guy can come up with. If he isn ...

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Posted: Jun. 28, 2017 10:33 a.m. | Our AG is a political hack & no city council race this year Comments 0 Comments
Why we need to scrap the debt ceiling

Why we need to scrap the debt ceiling

Back when I was in Congress, I got a call from a constituent one day. I'd recently voted to raise the nation's debt ...

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Posted: Jun. 28, 2017 10:29 a.m. | Why we need to scrap the debt ceiling Comments 0 Comments
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Stop the hate speech & fix our problems

Stop the hate speech & fix our problems

Hate speech doesn't work for any person or group in America. The result is always hurt. The shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise at ...

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Posted: Jun. 28, 2017 10:27 a.m. | Stop the hate speech & fix our problems Comments 0 Comments
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Why would anyone call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

Why would anyone call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

"Dude, you read my mind."

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Posted: Jun. 28, 2017 10:25 a.m. | Why would anyone call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’? Comments 0 Comments
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