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Prison hunger strike a dangerous game

Here's how you know the California prison inmate hunger strike is a stunt, if a dangerous stunt: The strike to protest security housing units in California prisons began with 30,000 participants; Jay Leno, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities signed a letter that denounced the SHU as "solitary confinement" and "torture." As of Thursday, the count was down to 79 inmates, including 44 who had fasted continuously.

August 23, 2013 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Valley town chooses smoking in parks over more Big Government

Manteca is not New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's kind of town.

August 23, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Caught on video: How much is too much?

Face it. You are Jim Carrey and you are the star of "The Truman Show."

August 20, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Student debt disconnect

John Carney is a 31-year-old pursuing a master's degree in fine arts at the University of Maine.

August 16, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Energy efficiency and the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced more than 630 new projects across the country under the Rural Energy for America Program. These new projects will help producers and businesses boost their bottom line, while increasing America's energy security and protecting our environment.

August 16, 2013 | BY U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


People’s Republic of Richmond goes from soda taxes to property seizures

I am underwater.

August 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Editorial


Eat clean or go home

We've all heard it before. Whether you read it online, heard it from a friend, or skimmed it through an article in the latest fitness magazine issue, nutrition is an essential component when trying to shed those extra pounds.

August 13, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Editorial


Founding Fathers, the SR71, the IRS, NSA & Snowden

Thirty years later, I still remember the presentation.

August 09, 2013 | | Editorial


Community: AB 420 deserves serious consideration

As Sheriff of Stanislaus County, I appreciate the importance of educating our young people, so that they're prepared to succeed rather than turn to a life of crime, gangs and addiction. I find it troubling how many local youth - approximately one out of every four - are not graduating from high school. When these students do not graduate, they're far more likely to end up becoming the victim or perpetrator of crime. Research confirms what we've seen first-hand: high school dropouts are eight times more likely than graduates to end up behind bars. If we could raise graduation ...

August 06, 2013 | BY SHERIFF ADAM CHRISTIANSON Stanislaus County | Editorial


Going cold turkey on sweets

Hi, my name is Kristina and I'm a sweets addict.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Cad of San Diego: Is he serial sexual harasser?

There was a time before color TV and princess phones that prehistoric creatures such as San Diego Mayor Bob Filner would simply be called a cad for his transgressions.

August 02, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Would Pilgrims slam modern farm practices?

Thank modern farming practices and other bogeyman of the environmental perfectionists such as chemicals and fossil fuels for helping provide you with 27.5 more years to protest modern farming practices, chemicals, and fossil fuels.

July 30, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


What disease has stolen was replaced by faith

"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."

July 26, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Ceres Courier | Editorial


Digital plates: Big Brother partners with Madison Avenue

Digital license plates could become government's next Big Brother move.

July 23, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


LA & Bay Area get the water, we get walking paths

Want to see the future of the Delta?

July 19, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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Time to bring real reform to VA

Getting in the room to see the doctor is the hardest part. That is what I hear most often from the tens of thousands of Central Valley veterans. Long wait times for appointments and lengthy commutes prevent them from accessing the care that they have earned through their service. In Turlock, a veteran looking for specialty care faces a 90 mile journey to the nearest full service Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Palo Alto. This trip is especially difficult for elderly veterans or those with limited financial resources.

August 21, 2014 | BY CONGRESSMAN JEFF DENHAM | Editorial


Ryan White: A legacy of hope

The older I get the more I think about what I will leave behind when my days here on Earth are done.

August 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Our deadly avoiding death health strategy

Two thirds of the world is worried about staying alive.

August 15, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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