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Since his very first days in office, President Barack Obama has made closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba a priority. Resistance from Congress has thwarted those plans, but Mr. Obama is making another go of it during his final year in office. “For many years, it’s been clear that...
As the 88th Academy Awards show credits rolled recently, it brought pause to reflect on the evening and also a future hope that the showcase event for cinema will go down in history as the last ever to leave African-Americans off the list of nominees. Yes, this was the second year in a row in...
The big Super Tuesday wins by Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have brought both campaigns that much closer to clinching their respective party’s presidential nominations. Last night’s victory speeches indicated both candidates are now looking beyond the primaries toward the...
We have two words for the Ku Klux Klan: Get out. We don’t want you here, you don’t belong, and you certainly do not represent our community’s values. We refer to a planned Klan rally Saturday in Pearson Park in Anaheim that erupted in violence before it even began. Of six Klan members who showed...
It’s been a media mantra since Donald Trump began campaigning last summer: He can’t possibly become president. It’s time that everyone realized that yes, he can. Surveys show the billionaire New York businessman and TV personality has extremely high negatives -- but so does likely Democratic...
There may be no topic in public health today more overlooked, and so full of political implications, than recent findings that in the last 18 years, almost half a million poorly educated, middle-aged white Americans have killed themselves. They’ve done so deliberately by outright suicide, or in...
The fat cats just keep getting fatter at our expense, according to a report from As You Sow, an Oakland-based nonprofit founded in 1992 to promote “environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building and innovative legal strategies.” Its report...
President Barack Obama says there is no need to panic over the Zika virus, yet he is requesting an eye-popping $1.8 billion from Congress to stop its spread. Obama told CBS last week that the good news was, unlike with the Ebola virus, people don’t die of Zika. Unfortunately the response to the...
President Barack Obama says there is no need to panic over the Zika virus, yet he is requesting an eye-popping $1.8 billion from Congress to stop its spread. Obama told CBS last week that the good news was, unlike with the Ebola virus, people don’t die of Zika. Unfortunately the response to the...
Don’t know about you, but we could get used to filling up our gas tank for $23. Did anyone believe we would see gasoline for sale around $1.60 a gallon again? Think back to the spring of 2012: Everyone’s talking about TV’s “Mad Men,” Mitt Romney is fending off Rick Santorum in the Republican...

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