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Phony fake news

Sometimes a movie or television show reveals a societal truth so accurately that it's like getting hit with a proverbial stack of bricks. This is what I experienced on Wednesday night when watching the newest episode of "The X-Files."

January 26, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | OPINION

Jeffery Lewis

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has never been a high-profile agency, but it now has a high-profile Secretary in renowned neurosurgeon and one-time presidential candidate Ben Carson. Some see Carson's lack of experience in housing policy as a shortcoming. But with no policy legacy to defend (and no political axes to grind), Carson is ideally positioned to champion the kind of creative, nonpartisan, pragmatic solutions that low and moderate income Americans desperately need.

February 10, 2017 | | OPINION

A nation’s love affair with Trader Joes and Whole Foods

Turlock seems to have this love affair with Trader Joes and Whole Foods Market - the problem being, we don't even have one. And although it doesn't seem likely that either of these stores will soon make their way to town, many Turlock citizens are still calling for one to open on almost a weekly basis, or whenever a new business opens up that isn't either/or.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | OPINION

Legislature should take action to be more transparent during Sunshine Week

This week, the Legislature passed a resolution to recognize Sunshine Week, encouraging Californians to participate in appropriate activities relating to open government and access to public information. Passing this resolution is an important and symbolic act that recognizes a transparent government as the key to a free society. I encourage my colleagues to honor their commitment to government transparency this week by voting for Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4, which will require a bill to be in print for at least 72 hours before a vote.

March 20, 2014 | Assemblymember Kristin Olsen | OPINION

The drought and presidential photo ops

President Barack Obama is no FDR.

February 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Denair’s Debacle

The Denair Unified School District has problems, serious problems. Regrettably, the situation is not likely to be resolved through name-calling, finger-pointing and reputation-bashing in columns of our local newspaper, as interim superintendent, Walt Hanline has seen fit to do this week.

November 07, 2013 | Steve Miller California Teachers Association Regional UniServ Staff | OPINION

This gaming life

When I was 12, a bishop told me I was going to hell.

February 21, 2012 | | OPINION

Geek love for the Nook

October 23, 2009 | BY ALEX CANTATORE | OPINION


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