Category Archives: politics

UC Berkeley officials need to stand up for free speech

Last year, University of California officials were pushing a dangerous idea that would have severely restricted discussion of a key historical movement of the modern era. Think about that for a minute: A prestigious university system dedicated to the education … Continue reading

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Trump presidency poses challenge for investors

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” I’ve been thinking about Warren Buffett’s advice to investors as I try to figure out how to play the Trump presidency. Like many folks these days, I’m uneasy about … Continue reading

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Body language is revealing in Oval Office photo

I was alerted to the significance of the Kellyanne Conway couch controversy by my wife, who often seems to have her finger on the pulse of America. She came into the kitchen one morning last week and pointed to a … Continue reading

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“God Bless America” turns unsettling at Folsom concert

Nothing’s simple in these politicized times. The haunting words and melody of  “Danny Boy” are still running through my head today, and I’ll admit the lullaby “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral” brought a tear to my eye. That’s what spending an evening with The … Continue reading

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A lie by any other name …

One of these days, a bold newspaper may run a banner headline that says: TRUMP TO TRUTH: DROP DEAD It would delight or enrage readers, depending on political perspective, and set off endless rounds of debate in the media business … Continue reading

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