Oakland Tribune editorial: UC officials should properly fund retiree health program, or end it
UC has promised health coverage to retired workers. But rather than set aside money to cover the costs, the university has only paid the insurance premiums when they come due, creating a $15 billion shortfall.
The historic decision by the California Medical Association to drop its opposition to a proposed death with dignity law validates the medical ethics of the legislation.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
May 23 letters to the editor
Grow crops that are right for our climateThe state should not continue to waste our tax dollars on planning the terribly costly, environmentally damaging and disruptive huge twin tunnels to funnel water from the Sacramento River directly to Valley agribusiness and Southern California.
Guest commentary: The tragic situation of the Rohingya muslim community in Myanmar
The rules of international humanitarian law and the new emphasis by the international community on the issues of human rights highlight the responsibility to protect individuals and communities whether they are large or small or from developed or developing countries.
Thomas Sowell: Just 'asking' for some 'modest' help from the wealthy
In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric -- and disregard of reality.
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Should we care that Hillary Clinton has had zero encounters with reporters?
CBS Panel members say Hillary Clinton hasn't been honest and transparent about issues from her family foundation's donors to her use of personal email while serving as secretary of state since announcing her presidential bid.
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Friday's TV picks: Grateful Dead fans, get a load of this
'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir' chronicles Weir's journey from his youth in Palo Alto to global fame in documentary on Netflix. Plus, Thomas Middleditch of 'Silicon Valley' drums up laughs on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in
Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.