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When voting rights go right

If there's one thing that every American should agree with, it's this: Voting is the fundamental right in our democracy, the one that makes all others possible.

May 12, 2016 | By Alex Padilla California Secretary of State | Editorial


Peace unless, that is, I disagree with you then it’s death to you

Hardcore militant vegans - those who eschew animal products in any form to consume not based on health reasons but the morality of killing any animal - are posting death threats.

May 10, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


State Water Board unchecked – Prosecutor, judge & jury

The State Water Resources Control Board (Board) has tried for too long to bully Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID), and we've had enough. It's time the Board's misguided case against BBID ends and remove the regulatory limbo the farmers within BBID currently face.

May 06, 2016 | BY JEFF DENHAM, CATHLEEN GALGIANI, ADAM GRAY AND BOB ELLIOTT | Editorial


Education cartel: $$$$, Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don't be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through doctorate programs with their steadfast refusal to address costs.

May 03, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


We remember the sacrifice of fallen peace officers

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation (3537) which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week. National Police Week pays special recognition and tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In 2015, 123 peace officers across our nation paid the ultimate price.

May 03, 2016 | BY SHERIFF ADAM CHRISTIANSON | Editorial


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 29, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Buddy, do you have a spare image of a dead white man?

I get it. There are nothing but dead white guys on American currency and coins.

April 22, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Ever say to yourself wdtm? (What does that mean?)

The art of communication.

April 19, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Pseudo iPhone as iSpy gun goes too far

I wanted to call Kirk Kjellberg an idiot.

April 15, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Roust the rebels from our mountains

"May God have mercy on Bobby Lee, for I will have none," decreed Union General Joe Hooker during the Civil War. His druthers are my druthers. Confederates have invaded the Sierra Nevada mountains and we must force them out.

April 12, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Editorial


Supreme Court unanimous on gun right ruling

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. - The Second Amendment, the Constitution of the United States of America

April 01, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors who aren't economists and tend to lean toward socialism: Raising the minimum wage raises everyone's lot in life.

March 29, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


True disclosure demands full accountability

With its Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court clearly articulated the value of disclosure and transparency to the health of our democracy. After all, transparency is the best disinfectant, to paraphrase Justice Louis Brandeis' famous quote.

March 16, 2016 | BY EDWIN BENDER Special to the Journal | Editorial


Celebrate climate change

Climate change is coming.

March 16, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Small town news reporter ready for the next big thing

When people ask me why I decided to move back home to accept a position with the Turlock Journal just one month after I graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014, I would simply tell them that I was looking to get some real-world experience as a news reporter that I would need if I ever wanted to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a broadcast journalist.

March 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Editorial


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Let those without sin vote to slap $2 per pack tax on state's smokers

The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.

May 20, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Another business leaving California

Jamba Juice is leaving California.

May 13, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


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