Talk Back: Gay marriage bans
Do you think the Supreme Court will find gay marriage bans in several states unconstitutional?
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Drummond: Move to end youth solitary confinement a good thing

A new state bill would restrict its use in juvenile halls to emergency situations. 
We sympathize with the anger and frustration fueling the Black Lives Matter movement. We support demonstrators' constitutionally protected right to protest. But that doesn't justify the senseless violence, vandalism and disruption of people's ability to get to and from their jobs, medical appointments, children's schools or even their homes.  
 
The president was a conservative's conservative. He had campaigned on reducing taxes and made it his legacy. But when a gas tax increase was proposed, it was a different story.  
 
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board

Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot. 
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Jan. 24 letters to the editor

Keystone XL pipeline should not be builtThe United States should not build the Keystone XL pipeline because: According to former NASA climate scientist James Hansen it would be "game over" for climate change if we burn all this dirty oil and don't instead focus on clean energy alternatives. 
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Seth Rogen sorry for 'American Sniper' comments

“The Interview” actor compared Clint Eastwood’s movie to a Nazi propaganda film depicted in “Inglourious Basterds” because both dealt with snipers, he says; but his comments were taken by many to suggest he was dismissing “American Sniper” as pro-war propaganda.