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The revolt against the ruling class

August 11, 2015 BERKELEY — “He can’t possibly win the nomination,” is the phrase heard most often when Washington insiders mention either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. more »»

Obama keeps his promises on carbon

August 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama said: “...if somebody wants to build a coal power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them... more »»

Almanac

August 11, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, August 11, the 223rd day of 2015. There are 142 days left in the yea. more »»

Drug cartels’ ‘vocabulary of mutilation’

August 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — Don Winslow, novelist and conscientious objector to America’s longest “war,” was skeptical when he was in Washington on a recent Sunday morning. more »»

How They Voted

August 10, 2015 The House and Senate are out for several weeks. Therefore, this report contains several recently introduced bills of interest. more »»

Almanac

August 10, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, August 10, the 222nd day of 2015. There are 143 days left in the year. more »»

More guns — less crime

August 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn’t even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something. more »»

Another British invasion

August 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — When music fans think of “the British Invasion” they are referring to ‘60s bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Britain today, however, faces a different type of invasion. more »»

Almanac

August 8, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, August 8, the 220th day of 2015. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 8, 1945, President Harry S. more »»

Yes, debates 15 months before do matter

August 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — Presidential debates, even those with 10 candidates held some 15 months before Election Day, do matter. Just recall the Aug. more »»

Democrats far behind GOP in raising money

August 7, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country’s wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately. more »»

Almanac

August 7, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, August 7, the 219th day of 2015. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1782, Gen. more »»

It’s not hunting

August 6, 2015 FLINT — I’ve never understood big game hunting, which is in the news this week because of the Minnesota dentist who arranged a hit on a famous Zimbabwe lion named Cecil. more »»

Debates vs. debates

August 6, 2015 WARWICK, England — When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most prestigious debating society,” remains the gold standard. more »»

Almanac

August 6, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, August 6, the 218th day of 2015. There are 147 days left in the year. more »»

The Trump Card

August 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have... more »»

Almanac

August 5, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2015. There are 148 days left in the year. more »»

Medicare isn’t the problem

August 4, 2015 BERKELEY — Medicare turned 50 last week. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 — the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever. more »»

Almanac

August 4, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, August 4, the 216th day of 2015. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 4, 1790, the U.S. more »»

The barbarity of a nation

August 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. more »»

 
 
 

 

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