Phil Richardson: The argument over Climate Change

Phil Richardson: The argument over Climate Change

By Phil Richardson I read recently that more than 30,000 sea lions were stranded on South California beaches last year. An ongoing fish famine is preventing sea lion mothers from producing milk, resulting in fewer, less hardy pups. But what about we humans? Despite the fact that warmer temperatures all around the globe is causing […]

Michael Barone: Only Ted Cruz can stop Donald Trump

Michael Barone: Only Ted Cruz can stop Donald Trump

By Michael Barone Can Donald Trump be stopped from winning the Republican nomination? The answer is yes. Despite his big win over Marco Rubio in Florida and his narrow wins over Ted Cruz in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, he has not won a majority of delegates yet awarded — 661 at this writing, with […]

Avik Roy: The most important thing about Donald Trump’s health reform plan is that Trump didn’t write it

Avik Roy: The most important thing about Donald Trump’s health reform plan is that Trump didn’t write it

By Avik Roy At the Houston GOP presidential debate, Marco Rubio hammered Donald Trump on his ignorance of health care policy. “What is your plan, Mr. Trump?” asked Rubio. “The lines around the states,” Trump feebly responded. When Trump was asked if his plan had any other provisions, Trump said “no, there’s nothing to add.” […]

Bill Tatro: Playing a short squeeze

Bill Tatro: Playing a short squeeze

By Bill Tatro Sometimes you can anticipate what is going to happen and benefit greatly. However the Livermore rules must always be adhered to. Why? Because the reward of playing the short squeeze can be great but so can the risk! Let’s examine the recent action in Peabody Energy Corporation, the largest private sector coal […]

Letter to the Editor: Why Trump

Letter to the Editor: Why Trump

We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent. They are a group of self-righteous individuals who capitalize on every opportunity to benefit themselves. Our voice is being heard loud and clear. Politicians, you will mistreat us no more. […]

Emil Franzi: Trump owes it to us to answer questions

Emil Franzi: Trump owes it to us to answer questions

By Emil Franzi I cannot recall whether it was Honest John Kelly or Charles Francis Murphy, two leaders of Tammany Hall quoted in that great handbook of political reality, “Plunkitt of Tammany Hall,” who espoused the simple doctrine, “What’s the Constitution between friends?” I think Donald Trump would’ve liked that one. Kelly and Murphy and […]

Ben Crystal: Permanent victims

Ben Crystal: Permanent victims

By Ben Crystal Anna Alaburda is a victim. Anna Alaburda feels like she was cheated out of $150,000; and she wants the State of California to make the cheaters pay. The cheaters, according to a lawsuit Alaburda filed in a San Diego court, are the people of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. According to […]

Michael Barone: Will the politics of nostalgia trump the politics of the future?

Michael Barone: Will the politics of nostalgia trump the politics of the future?

By Michael Barone The likely presidential nominee of the Republican Party and the certain (barring indictments) nominee of the Democratic Party have something in common, something more than residences in New York: campaign appeals based on nostalgia. Consider Donald Trump’s official campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” His reference point is not the Founding Fathers, […]

Thomas Sowell: Voting at a crossroads

Thomas Sowell: Voting at a crossroads

By Thomas Sowell It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. That is because the front-runners in both political parties are not merely inadequate but appalling — […]

Phil Richardson: The tale of the caterpillar and remembering Fred Snowden

Phil Richardson: The tale of the caterpillar and remembering Fred Snowden

By Phil Richardson Believe me, when one is a pudgy person with short legs, and the physique, speed and dexterity of a caterpillar, it is difficult, if not impossible to accept your physical shortcomings—especially if you enjoy watching basketball; The rapidity of game flow, the athleticism, the teamwork and the pure physics in the arc […]

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