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David W. Hegg: Managing the madness

If we are not careful, the chaos and madness of our world these days can certainly overwhelm our thoughts and leave us feeling emotionally numb. » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 6:05 p.m. | Updated: jul. 23, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Managing the madness Comments 25 Comments
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John Zaring: Fun times in Cleveland

Did you watch the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, or were you too busy playing Pokemon Go? » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 6:07 p.m. | Updated: jul. 23, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: Fun times in Cleveland Comments 148 Comments
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Maria Gutzeit: The revolution we need

These days so many of us wonder if a good portion of our country, and the world, has lost its mind. Others say it's ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 4:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Maria Gutzeit: The revolution we need  Comments 7 Comments
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Erick Werner: Don’t fall for the left’s guilt trip

Five Dallas officers dead. Seven more undergoing intensive medical care. This is the America we woke up to on the morning of July 7. » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 4:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Erick Werner: Don’t fall for the left’s guilt trip Comments 51 Comments
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B.J. Atkins & Maria Gutzeit: New water district: What’s in it for you?

Four of the five elected members of the Newhall County Water District Board of Directors are exploring constructive new ways to benefit our customers. » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 9:22 a.m. | B.J. Atkins & Maria Gutzeit: New water district: What’s in it for you? Comments 5 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: Political show

As I sit and watch TV coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I am struck by many thoughts that I'd like to ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2016 5:25 p.m. | Updated: jul. 21, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: Political show Comments 21 Comments
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James P. de Bree: Appearances are not deceiving

I am writing this column in Texas, where I am teaching a course to tax professionals who work for one of the world's largest ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 19, 2016 6:05 p.m. | Updated: jul. 20, 2016 2:00 a.m. | James P. de Bree: Appearances are not deceiving Comments 47 Comments
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Kevin Buck: Order in the court

The continuing success of the Republican Party's conservative agenda cannot be explained by its popularity; it polls well below the progressive agenda advanced by ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 18, 2016 5:10 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Kevin Buck: Order in the court Comments 36 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Racism: real and wrong

My normal schedule for writing this column is a week ahead of the publishing date. That means I am usually unable to respond to the ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 15, 2016 3:32 p.m. | Updated: jul. 16, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Racism: real and wrong Comments 6 Comments
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John Zaring: Another week, another massacre

What the hell is happening in the world? » Read More
Posted: jul. 15, 2016 3:35 p.m. | Updated: jul. 16, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: Another week, another massacre Comments 9 Comments
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Scott Wilk: Transparency to the state Capitol

Although California is known for its sunshine, its Legislature fails to live up to the reputation when it comes to having a transparent legislative process. » Read More
Posted: jul. 14, 2016 5:53 p.m. | Updated: jul. 15, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Scott Wilk: Transparency to the state Capitol Comments 4 Comments
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Gary Horton: America must face its flaws honestly

Oh, how it's turned dark in America these past weeks. Suddenly, after years of quiet, we've suffered mass shootings on a previously unknown ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 12, 2016 4:55 p.m. | Updated: jul. 13, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: America must face its flaws honestly Comments 61 Comments
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Charles Vignola: Black and blue America

Last week, modern Americans got a small taste of what it must have been like to live back in 1968, when the country was riven ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 11, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Charles Vignola: Black and blue America Comments 59 Comments
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David W. Hegg: The ethics of the blame game

Have you noticed our society has become enamored with placing blame? » Read More
Posted: jul. 08, 2016 5:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 09, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: The ethics of the blame game Comments 17 Comments
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John Zaring: The burden of Bernie & Hillary’s damn emails

Did you know that Bernie Sanders is still running for president? » Read More
Posted: jul. 08, 2016 5:42 p.m. | Updated: jul. 09, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: The burden of Bernie & Hillary’s damn emails Comments 20 Comments
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Terri Lovell: Corruption: the divine right of Queen Hillary

If "corruption is just another form of tyranny," then the only intelligent words ever uttered by Joe Biden are also prophetic. As Americans mourn the ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 07, 2016 5:49 p.m. | Updated: jul. 08, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Terri Lovell: Corruption: the divine right of Queen Hillary Comments 18 Comments
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James P. de Bree: Is this really better?

I just finished reading the greatest work of fiction since the original "Star Wars" movie in 1977. The title of the publication is "A Better ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 06, 2016 6:36 p.m. | Updated: jul. 07, 2016 2:00 a.m. | James P. de Bree: Is this really better? Comments 25 Comments
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Un-representative government

I always chuckle when people proclaim we are a democracy and that our nation was founded on the principle of self-rule. » Read More
Posted: jul. 05, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Un-representative  government Comments 90 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Dependent independence

I love July Fourth and all it stands for. I remember lying on my back in the middle of a huge part in Boise, Idaho ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 01, 2016 3:03 p.m. | Updated: jul. 02, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Dependent independence Comments 36 Comments
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John Zaring: The Brexit Lesson: It’s the economy, stupid

Last week's Brexit vote in the United Kingdom sent a warning shot across the bow of the United States. » Read More
Posted: jul. 01, 2016 3:04 p.m. | Updated: jul. 02, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: The Brexit Lesson: It’s the economy, stupid  Comments 62 Comments
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Cameron Smyth: Sacrifices of our forefathers

I must be living right. For the second year my column falls right before the Fourth of July, which happens to be my favorite holiday ... » Read More
Posted: jun. 30, 2016 5:03 p.m. | Updated: jul. 01, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Cameron Smyth: Sacrifices of our forefathers Comments 16 Comments
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James P. de Bree: Why Brexit is not surprising

Before last Thursday's election, I was expecting to see the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union. The actual result was not surprising. » Read More
Posted: jun. 29, 2016 6:13 p.m. | Updated: jun. 30, 2016 2:00 a.m. | James P. de Bree: Why Brexit is not surprising Comments 27 Comments
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Gary Horton: Brexit common sense

Exit common sense. » Read More
Posted: jun. 28, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Updated: jun. 29, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Brexit common sense Comments 29 Comments
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Cher Gilmore: The benefits of cutting carbon

Most people would agree that cutting carbon emissions would reduce air pollution and thereby improve our health, lowering medical costs significantly. » Read More
Posted: jun. 27, 2016 5:53 p.m. | Updated: jun. 28, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Cher Gilmore: The benefits of cutting carbon Comments 65 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Living in a broken world

No matter how good we may have it, sooner or later things break. » Read More
Posted: jun. 24, 2016 4:46 p.m. | Updated: jun. 25, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Living in a broken world Comments 66 Comments
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John Zaring: The politics of guns in the wake of terrorist attack

Wednesday around noon, over 50 Democrats led by civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis ignored decorum and staged an old-fashioned sit-in. In ... » Read More
Posted: jun. 24, 2016 4:48 p.m. | Updated: jun. 25, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: The politics of guns in the wake of terrorist attack Comments 84 Comments
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Erik Werner: Fear not! Millennials will save America

Martin Luther King Jr,, President Kennedy then President Johnson - men of different ethnic and political backgrounds - were able to utilize their differences to achiev... » Read More
Posted: jun. 24, 2016 10:29 a.m. | Erik Werner: Fear not! Millennials will save America Comments 24 Comments
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Gary Horton: Ashes over the sea

I think I need to take the day off. » Read More
Posted: jun. 21, 2016 6:25 p.m. | Updated: jun. 22, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Ashes over the sea Comments 51 Comments
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John Zaring: Trump hits new lows

Donald J. Trump is a moron. Okay, there, I've said it. » Read More
Posted: jun. 20, 2016 5:09 p.m. | Updated: jun. 21, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: Trump hits new lows Comments 41 Comments
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Charles Vignola: Trump fails his first test

On June 12 a deranged Muslim-American walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, armed with a SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle and a Glock ... » Read More
Posted: jun. 20, 2016 5:10 p.m. | Updated: jun. 21, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Charles Vignola: Trump fails his first test Comments 31 Comments
 

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