How to lose the midterms and re-elect Trump

Dear Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee and other Trump haters: I get that you’re angry. … Read more

Obama’s war against watchdog inspectors general

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, an Obama administration appointee, is scheduled to deliver … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 15, 2018

America Becoming Hitler’s Germany To the Editor: Taking children as young as 1 year old … Read more

The history behind the Trump-Kim Singapore summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have concluded their summit in … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 14, 2018

Wildcat Ranch should be a community park To the Editor: It is my hope that … Read more

Art of the deal: Nukes for condos in North Korea?

WASHINGTON — Well, it happened: The president and the dictator met, shook hands, looked each … Read more

Bill Clinton and his belated #MeToo moment

Book tours can be brutal. It took 20 years for Bill Clinton to be properly … Read more

A mother’s message: ‘Tell them I was not afraid’

HAMBURG, Germany — For years Raya Mazin’s slim memoir sat on my shelf unread, the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 13, 2018

What would you do? To the Editor: If you lived in a country torn apart … Read more

Our living history

The appeal of Tuolumne County to visitors and residents alike is largely rooted in our … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 12, 2018

Thanks for the ditch clearing To the Editor: To whoever did the clearing of the … Read more

My dear Charles

WASHINGTON — Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that … Read more

Election polls, news polls, pollsters and predictions

“Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta fly.” Add to Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s timeless … Read more

Krauthammer: No regrets on life lived well

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past 10 months. I had thought that silence would … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 9, 2018

A note of thanks To the Editor: Last Monday evening I stopped by the Rock … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 8, 2018

A note of thanks To the Editor: Last Monday evening I stopped by the Rock … Read more

Shame on Google for treating US military as evil

WASHINGTON — Giving in to pressure from its workforce, Google recently announced that it is … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 6, 2018

Kim played Trump like a fiddle To the Editor: Our thin-skinned president has done it … Read more

How RFK’s assassination altered California politics

SACRAMENTO — It was one of those horrific events — everyone remembers where they were, … Read more

Trump grants mercy with little input from Justice Department

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump asserted Monday that he has “the absolute right to PARDON … Read more

Once upon a time, politics was fun

On Sept. 26, 1960, when Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy and his Republican opponent, Richard … Read more

Danger of Authoritarianism May Come From the Center, Not the Right

"Across Europe and North America, centrists are the least supportive of democracy, the least committed … Read more

Thank Republicans for your right to try

WASHINGTON — Imagine the horror of learning you have a terminal illness for which science … Read more

Trump immigration policy veers from abhorrent to evil

We as a nation have crossed so many ugly lines recently, yet one new policy … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 31, 2018

More misinformation To the Editor: Two recent letters to the editor criticize 3rd District supervisor … Read more

Truman may have been the proto-Trump

When President Harry S. Truman left office in January 1953, most Americans were glad to … Read more

I-Vanka be daddy’s girl

WASHINGTON — Of course, I’m jealous of Ivanka Trump because any criticism of another woman … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 30, 2018

Hanvelt has much-needed contacts To The Editor: County Supervisor Randy Hanvelt deserves to be re-elected. … Read more

The American Renaissance Is Underway

People who read this column know my political ideology: I’m a Whig. If progressives generally … Read more

The high cost (not revenue) of marijuana

“Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me!” In 2016, Proposition … Read more

Commencement Season 2018

WASHINGTON — In 2014, commencement season stood out for the list of high-profile speakers pushed … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 29, 2018

The best of District 3 To the Editor: Laurie Sylwester announced her run for District … Read more

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