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Much room for missteps in U.S. response to Venezuela: James Poulos

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Trump’s failure of moral leadership is consequential: Guest commentary

Amid the fallout from the Charlottesville chaos, we should pause to examine the dynamics of the two major factions involved. This was a protest of whites vs. whites. Throughout American history there has been a dichotomous war between whites. T...

By Renford Reese|

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    Remove barriers for those with convictions who have served their time: Guest commentary

    I still remember the day I was released from prison. After serving seven years at California State Prison-Sacramento, I was told that, finally, my time had come. As I stood on the precipice of freedom and redemption, with just one final electronic gate separating me from the outside world, a loud voice over the prison’s intercom system announced that I had served my debt to society and that I was free to go. Little did I know that on the outside my past would follow me...

    By Ryan Flaco Rising|

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    Flat Earthers live among us, and these days it kind of makes sense: Larry Wilson

    Driving home on Highway 395 after fishing in the Eastern Sierras earlier this summer, my nephew Drew riding shotgun, the bleak landscape of the desert receded before us all the way to the horizon. I remarked on the view. “Not according to the Flat Earthers,” Drew said. “They say the horizon is a government-created myth, seeing as the Earth is flat. It’s very big on Facebook these days.” “What in the world?” Of course I knew...

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    On to Mars — to settle down there: James Poulos

    Following in the footsteps of Barack Obama, who threw his weight late in his presidency behind the idea of a landing on Mars, the Trump administration has gone on record supporting a manned trip to the red planet. But Trump did not inherit plans for a Martian mission from the previous White House, and so far, the current occupants have yet to produce a scheme of their own. Although, for the sake of showing consistency and commitment, it would make sense to do so, it could be that the...

    By James Poulos|

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    Failures at SB County HR department offer clean slate for future: Guest commentary

    The sudden resignation of San Bernardino County’s human resources director leaves a void of leadership in a crucial division and a bad taste in the mouth of county employees who have yet to see consistent integrity from that department. But it also allows the perfect opportunity for new county leadership to remedy past problems. The Sun newspaper reported the abrupt resignation of Cindi Peterson Tompkins after only nine months on the job. She was hired to replace the...

    By Laren Leichliter and Randy Korgan|

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    Return to bipartisanship can fix U.S. health care: Jane Harman

    I come from a family of doctors. My father treated three generations of patients in Los Angeles, my hometown, which I represented for nine terms in Congress. Over two decades, I listened to doctors, clinics and community health workers in my district who told me of their experiences on the front lines. Their stories made my heart break. Like the patients having to choose between paying a doctor and paying their rent or putting food on the table. America is home to the finest,...

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    Whose UC is it? — still a valid question: Thomas Elias

    As a new school year approaches on the nine campuses of the University of California, it’s fair for parents of prospective students to ask once again, as many have for at least the last eight years, whose UC will it be? The question first arose during the Great Recession that began about nine years ago, a time when UC began accepting more and more out-of-state and foreign students to help make up for funding cuts inflicted by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state...

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