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
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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.
Guest commentary: You can't die until the government says you can
A few months ago a young Bay Area woman, Brittany Maynard, moved to Oregon to take advantage of that state's law permitting the suicide of terminally ill patients.
Charles Krauthammer: Iran's march to dominate the Middle East going unchallenged
While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, its march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked.
President's proposals that raises government spending
President Barack Obama shared some goals with Congress and the nation from his State of the Union address, Here are 15 that's going to take some significant government spending.
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The podcast phenomenon: Why we're falling in love with listening in
Podcasts offer listeners a universe of ways to be informed, enlightened and entertained.
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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.