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Nuclear power is the only realistic future energy source

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami which ravaged Japan last week were unqualified tragedies.

March 15, 2011 | | Editorial


How fragile the solid earth is beneath our feet

Geology has surely been in the news lately, with the price of petroleum moving relentlessly upward, a threat to global economic recovery because oil is so central to industrial society the world around.

March 11, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


It’s not my fault

The hearings that will determine whether eight current and former Bell city leaders will stand trial for misappropriating more than $5 million is a prime example of the "not my fault" mentality that has become commonplace in America today.

March 08, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Let the market dictate smoking policy

I have a confession to make: I used to be a smoker.

March 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The fight to teach freedom

Of all the jobs that American citizens might do, and of all the careers for which they may train, only one profession is constitutionally protected. The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and of the press; and by "the press", they meant journalism.

March 01, 2011 | BY LAURA PAULL | Editorial


Hello and goodbye, governors

Dear governors, welcome to Washington! We are delighted you are visiting us for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting this weekend.

February 25, 2011 | BY ROGER SIMON Creators Syndicate | Editorial


New low for scammers

On Saturday morning, I received an e-mail from my cousin, informing me that he – while on a family trip to London – had been mugged and effectively left for dead.

February 22, 2011 | | Editorial


Putting the children first

Every couple believes in "happily ever after" when they're in love. As they plan their future together, the thought of separation never enters their minds. But all too often, one or both partners will one day decide the best course of action is to go their separate ways.

February 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Teaching compromise rather than science

The public is bombarded with news reports saying that young people in the U.S. aren't learning enough about science, especially compared to kids in Asia. I'm not sure that's true, because I work at a large university where I see very able American students starting to excel in their scientific careers, and I hear back from them as they flourish in later years.

February 15, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


‘Evaluation’ is a bad word to some teachers

I now have a better understanding of the phrase "making a mountain out of a mole hill."

February 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Editorial


What game were you watching?

Like 111 million other Americans, I opted to spend my Sunday drinking beer and watching oversized men take each other's land by force. It's a national pastime, after all.

February 09, 2011 | | Editorial


Highlighting our youth

Hello Turlock Journal readers! My name is Jonathan McCorkell and I am the new education reporter here. I just wanted to introduce myself and give you a brief outline of who I am, my journalism history and my journalistic philosophy.

February 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Editorial


Sharing the burden

We're all in this sinking boat together, so we had better quit fighting and start rowing in unison or else we'll end up at the bottom of the ocean. That is my summary of Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address from Monday.It was somewhat inspirational and called on the innovativeness that Californians are known for to lead us into a brighter future. But before we can focus on our soon-to-be bright future, we have to deal with the financial mess that is the California state budget.Instead of heaping all the responsibility for our ...

February 01, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Making dreams reality

I remember when I first brought my newborn daughter home from the hospital that my days were filled with worry. I worried about her getting enough to eat. I worried about positioning her in the crib the right way. I worried about germs, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and baby snatchers.

January 25, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Community colleges are the solution, not the problem

Community Colleges were not totally surprised by the Governor's initial budget proposal. We knew there would be some combination of cuts and increases to address California's $25 billion deficit. However, we did not anticipate the cuts to be as severe.

January 21, 2011 | DR. JOAN E. SMITH Interim Chancellor of the Yosemite Community College District | Editorial


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