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Why not ban ability to buy soda using food stamps?

You've heard the pitch.

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


How about background checks on buyers of smartphones to save lives?

I feel so much safer knowing that California will soon be doing background checks on those who buy ammunition.

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


Our mental health system is in desperate need of repair

There is an epidemic going on in the United States that leaves no community unaffected, and unfortunately, the Obama Administration is either unaware of its severity or has chosen to ignore the systemic wounds it has inflicted on our society. The conversation about the need for mental health reform, for a national campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental illness, to promote mental wellbeing as vitally important as physical wellbeing, has been just that – a conversation – for too long.

July 08, 2016 | By Rep. Jeff Denham | Editorial


Illegals, college aid, the draft and the Valley

Down in the valley - Manteca, Modesto, Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Turlock, and virtually every other community - is where the proverbial rubber hits the road in terms of immigration whether it is legal or otherwise.

July 05, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Frosted Flakes, sin taxes and North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

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


Get ready for Sacramento 'magic' solution for homelessness

Get ready for the big lie - or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

June 24, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Climate change: Chicken Littles, Yosemite Valley and ostriches

"Climate change is no longer a threat, it is a reality." - President Obama speaking in Yosemite Valley on Saturday.

June 21, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


It's time to 'wine' about 209

Napa Valley may be the Lamborghini of California's wine regions - with the sexy, splashy, and pricey veneer that goes with it - but it doesn't hold a candle to the 209.

June 17, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Interacting with people is old school

Are we heading to a point in time when actual face-to-face - and not Skype or Face Time - between people will be as rare as a blizzard in Death Valley at high noon on the Fourth of July?

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


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


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


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You never know where the next scam will pop up

Doug Lemcke tried to scam me on Thursday.

July 22, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


What presumption of innocence?

Facts don't matter. Police are guilty until proven innocent - or even if proven innocent. The Black Lives Matter crusade, born after Florida vigilante George ...

July 19, 2016 | BY DEBRA SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


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