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President-elect Trump needs a partner in Congress

Given the historic election of Donald Trump, it's easy to miss the true message sent by the electorate. With Republicans winning control of the presidency and Congress, voters signaled a desire for leaders to work together to solve the nation's most difficult domestic policy problems. That requires Republican leadership in Congress that is serious, focused on action not rhetoric, and understands this historical moment. The first step: the re-election of Paul Ryan as Speaker.

November 11, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Guest columnist | Editorial


The sins of the father & politics in California

It's the $68.4 billion question: Why would an otherwise fiscally conservative governor like Jerry Brown go full speed ahead with a $68.4 billion plan to build a high speed rail system with only $9.95 billion in hand and a lot of studies that point to a more realistic price tag of $100 billion?

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


Polling place paranoia

Serious question: Is California part of the same country as Maine, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?

October 28, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Targeting Denham: Guilt by association

Guilt by association.

October 25, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

October 18, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Mayor Soiseth: Measure L is an investment, not simply a tax (Part 1)

As we approach the Nov. 8 general election, I wanted to speak to my friends, family and neighbors not as your mayor, but as a concerned citizen of Turlock. For far too long, Turlock's roads have dropped drastically in quality and safety with no end in sight. There is, however, a great opportunity to reverse our history of neglected roadways by voting in favor of Measure L, a countywide initiative dedicated to fixing our local roadways.

October 14, 2016 | BY TURLOCK MAYOR GARY SOISETH | Editorial


Obamacare doesn't add up for some

This is not a holier than thou column. I'm not. Nor is this gloating. Healthcare needs in this country - defined by cost and results -is not something the government can resolve.

September 30, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


The power of philanthropy to create change

Over the last several decades, I have witnessed firsthand the power of philanthropy-using charitable dollars as venture capital to solve some of society's toughest challenges and create real, meaningful change in our communities. As the new President and CEO of the Legacy Health Foundation (LHE), my goal is to bring this power to Stanislaus and Merced counties.

September 30, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS | Editorial


Accusing Brown of 'mansplaining' when he's acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

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


What about the lies public colleges feed students to cover tuition tabs?

No one should find joy in ITT Technical Institute pulling the plug on its 130 plus campuses including the Lathrop location that has been around since 1997.

September 13, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Prop 57: Get Out of Jail Free measure

There's a measure on the ballot you're going to want to pay extra attention to on Nov. 8.

September 09, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Guess who killed proposal to build more affordable California housing?

Who killed the modest proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $400 million in state money to subsidize affordable housing?

September 02, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," and "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Prop 47 works for drug users, criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


SJ Valley may go to hell, but air will be clean

Pundits can't figure out why moderate Democrats in the Central Valley and the Inland Empire aren't jumping for joy at the chance to extend and strengthen Assembly Bill 32 - better known as the greenhouse-gas emissions law - beyond 2020.

August 12, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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Bet you China won’t push back school start times

Education elitist experts like to point out repeatedly how they believe China is cleaning our collective clock when it comes to public education.

August 15, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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