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Rhymes with snobbery

"Richmond rhymes with enrichment," Gayle McLaughlin, the mayor of the California city, boasts on the city's website. In reality, Richmond does not rhyme with enrichment. The slogan, however, is apt for the first American city poised to seize mortgages by eminent domain. City pols claim that the scheme is legal because the city would pay "fair market value" for private property in the furtherance of public good. Call the scheme Richmond Hood, in honor of Robin of Sherwood Forest.

September 06, 2013 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Why a Farm Bill extension won’t work

In just a few days, Congress will come back to Washington, D.C. and Rural America is counting on passage of a comprehensive, multiyear Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible.

September 06, 2013 | BY U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


Hamburger grown in a laboratory

It sounds like science fiction when you first hear about it, but some people see it as a way of addressing both animal welfare issues and environmental concerns. I'm talking about growing meat cells for human consumption from stem cells harvested from a cow. This so-called "cultured beef" recently was unveiled in London by a group led by Mark Post, a physiologist at the Netherland's Maastricht University.

September 03, 2013 | BY E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Immigration reform important labor issue

Each year on Labor Day, we take time to reflect on the productivity of America's workers and our responsibility as a nation to support their efforts.

August 30, 2013 | BY U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


Slamming farmers while praising Internet billionaires

Come October literally hundreds if not thousands of tons of "food" will be plowed under throughout the Central Valley.

August 30, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


If fire fee goes away, Cal Fire needs 'George Runner Rule'

Wildfires, they say, are getting worse.

August 27, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Prison hunger strike a dangerous game

Here's how you know the California prison inmate hunger strike is a stunt, if a dangerous stunt: The strike to protest security housing units in California prisons began with 30,000 participants; Jay Leno, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities signed a letter that denounced the SHU as "solitary confinement" and "torture." As of Thursday, the count was down to 79 inmates, including 44 who had fasted continuously.

August 23, 2013 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Valley town chooses smoking in parks over more Big Government

Manteca is not New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's kind of town.

August 23, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Caught on video: How much is too much?

Face it. You are Jim Carrey and you are the star of "The Truman Show."

August 20, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Student debt disconnect

John Carney is a 31-year-old pursuing a master's degree in fine arts at the University of Maine.

August 16, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Energy efficiency and the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced more than 630 new projects across the country under the Rural Energy for America Program. These new projects will help producers and businesses boost their bottom line, while increasing America's energy security and protecting our environment.

August 16, 2013 | BY U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


People’s Republic of Richmond goes from soda taxes to property seizures

I am underwater.

August 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Editorial


Eat clean or go home

We've all heard it before. Whether you read it online, heard it from a friend, or skimmed it through an article in the latest fitness magazine issue, nutrition is an essential component when trying to shed those extra pounds.

August 13, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Editorial


Founding Fathers, the SR71, the IRS, NSA & Snowden

Thirty years later, I still remember the presentation.

August 09, 2013 | | Editorial


Community: AB 420 deserves serious consideration

As Sheriff of Stanislaus County, I appreciate the importance of educating our young people, so that they're prepared to succeed rather than turn to a life of crime, gangs and addiction. I find it troubling how many local youth - approximately one out of every four - are not graduating from high school. When these students do not graduate, they're far more likely to end up becoming the victim or perpetrator of crime. Research confirms what we've seen first-hand: high school dropouts are eight times more likely than graduates to end up behind bars. If we could raise graduation ...

August 06, 2013 | BY SHERIFF ADAM CHRISTIANSON Stanislaus County | Editorial


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Why I can’t support Turlock’s Measure B, yet

"He is anti-roads." "He is anti-tax." "He is too Republican." All are false claims that will be waged against my campaign for mayor of Turlock because of my current criticism of Measure B, a proposed half-cent sales tax for the next seven years to fund Turlock road improvements.

September 12, 2014 | | Editorial


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