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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


'The mountains are calling and I must go'

Why do I hike? I was wondering that Monday as I was bypassing snow nearing the 14,232-foot summit of White Mountain, California's third highest peak.

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


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 Zimmerman shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, turned to police shootings of black men after the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014. It doesn't matter that the U.S. Department of Justice essentially cleared Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, who said he shot Brown in self-defense. Facts cannot dent the popular narrative of white cops shooting black men because police are racists.

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


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


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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 ...

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 ...

September 30, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS | Editorial


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