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Where was God during Orlando massacre?

Like so many people, I have no explanation for the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub other than that the world can be a rotten place sometimes. I wish those using the tragedy to promote their own … Continue reading

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Lead-contamination fears in Sacramento used as fodder for cheap-shot column

In filing criminal charges against three officials responsible for maintaining safe water in Flint, Michigan, the state attorney general declared that they “had a duty to protect the health” of Flint residents and “they failed to discharge their duties.” That … Continue reading

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Columnist shows reckless indifference to truth in River Park swastika controversy

It’s astounding to see any journalist call the exercise of free speech an “abomination.” Free speech and a free press are so closely positioned in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as to be almost inseparable. You can’t have … Continue reading

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Crying foul over arena “extortion” is hypocritical

The trouble with setting a bad example is that you inspire others to follow your lead. Imitation, after all, is the sincerest form of flattery. No need to get all hypocritical when this happens. The Kings arena boondoggle is an … Continue reading

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On arena issue, fair play trumped by minutiae

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” — French writer Anatole France. As seasoned societal observers well know, those with … Continue reading

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