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High speed rail means quicker trip to poor house

The Central Valley Water Project implemented during the Great Recession helped lift the lot of the poor in the San Joaquin Valley by providing the means to turn fields into fertile farmland.

October 07, 2011 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Editorial


Nothing heroic about same old, same old

If your business was failing, would you keep doing the same thing, or would you try something new?

October 04, 2011 | | Editorial


Not too long ago …

One hundred years seems like a long time in most situations. When someone turns 100 years old, I can't help but marvel at all the technological changes that one person has seen just in his or her lifetime.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Real VIPs

Today I had the honor of meeting some impressive VIPs and I don't think I will ever forget the time we spent together. They were patients at Emanuel Cancer Center. As I tell you about some of them, I'm going to use fake names because of patient privacy, but they were anything but phony. These were real men and women involved in a major battle for life.

September 30, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Season of new beginnings

According to my desk calendar, Friday was the start of autumn. I usually don't like to argue with inanimate objects, but I made an exception when temperatures reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit on what was supposed to be the start of a cooler season.

September 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Worried about America? Visit a Boys & Girls Club

The political world is so toxic that I needed some relief, so I tuned into a reality show more real than anything on television. I wasn't disappointed. The stories I heard were at once harrowing and inspirational. And they were deeply connected to the future of the country.

September 23, 2011 | BY JONATHAN ALTER Bloomberg News | Editorial


MacGyver to the rescue — most of the time

For those of you too young to remember the television show "MacGyver," allow me to share about the 1980s American action-adventure series. The show was about a secret agent, Angus MacGyver, who employed his resourcefulness and knowledge of chemistry, physics, and technology, and often a little duct tape and a Swiss Army knife, to resolve what were often life or death situations.

September 23, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Want a job? Stay in college as long as you can

With the unemployment rate hovering above 9 percent, today's job market is bad for everyone. One group does seem to fare better than the rest, however: The jobless rate for workers with a bachelor's degree or better is just 4.3 percent, compared with 14.3 percent for high school dropouts.

September 20, 2011 | BY ANTHONY P. CARNEVALE Special to The Washington Post | Editorial


Newspapers: A bridge to the community

I am one of the fortunate people who do not fear public speaking. When you put me in front of a captive audience and ask me to talk about one of my passions - like community newspapers - watch out, I might just talk your ear off.

September 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Can you live without it?

For those of you who don't know me well, you may be surprised to read that I grew up on an almond ranch. My two sisters married almond farmers and have lived happily ever after in what I refer to as "the dirt." I, however, fled to suburbia as soon as I turned 18. As Eva Gabor used to chant during the Green Acres theme song, "Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue."

September 16, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Gov. Jerry Brown and 3 telling bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown scored a victory for common sense last week when he vetoed a bill that would have imposed criminal penalties on minors - or their parents - who ski or snowboard without a helmet. "While I appreciate the value of wearing a ski helmet, I am concerned about the continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state," Brown explained. "Not every human problem deserves a law."

September 13, 2011 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Giving credit where credit’s due

While ordinary antidepressants seize headlines in the media and medical journals alike, a relatively recent breakthrough lies forgotten in the frenzy. Regardless, I know brilliance when I see it. Potential and productivity stand out at a glance. Despite some views of ineffectiveness, I believe transcranial magnetic stimulation deserves a second chance.

September 13, 2011 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


Where were you?

This week on Facebook, my dear friend Jan Hallam wrote, "Ten years and I still weep...What were you doing that morning?" What a powerful question.

September 09, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Dancing with death over the centuries

Once I had a case of influenza so bad I missed close to a month of graduate school. I ran a fever and coughed until it felt like my whole world was turned upside down. Because I'm a geologist, not a medical doctor, I nicknamed that bout of illness "the plague." But what I experienced was a walk in the park compared to the real McCoy.

September 06, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


For the heart—permanently

I can vividly remember the worst I ever performed as a wife during my 26-year marriage. I failed big time.

September 02, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX | Editorial


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