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Lawyers and immigrant success stories

When you lie down with dogs, you get fleas. I’m saying this metaphorically, as a prelude to suggesting that I see nothing admirable or redeeming in a lawyer who gets paid big bucks to help a powerful and wealthy client … Continue reading

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Stories on Kings’ support for coach Karl as muddled as his status

Will George Karl coach the Kings through the end of this losing season? I thought the answer was “yes” after seeing a front-page teaser headline this morning in the Sacramento Bee that said: “Karl Staying Put.” That impression was reinforced … Continue reading

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How could Phoenix police videotape shock longtime Kevin Johnson watchers?

Who is more credible: a cynical political adviser or a dumbfounded newspaper columnist? When it comes to assessing whether the airing of a Phoenix police videotape drove Kevin Johnson to abandon a run for a third term as Sacramento mayor, … Continue reading

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Homeless copper thieves in Carmichael — imagine that!

I understand that it’s hard to dump on poor people, desperate immigrants and the homeless without looking mean-spirited. I suppose that’s why bullies and bigots prefer to hide behind myths, lies and half-truths like Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” and Donald … Continue reading

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Sex harassment claims at Sacramento City Hall — what’s race got to do with anything?

“He’s a credit to his race.” That’s what well-meaning white folks used to say about blacks, such as boxer Joe Louis, who succeeded in the public arena. The implication, of course, was that Louis had come a long way from … Continue reading

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