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Almanac

March 24, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, March 24, the 84th day of 2016. There are 282 days left in the year. more »»

Iran’s missiles and the nuclear deal

March 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — It seems like only yesterday — and in diplomatic terms it was — that the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress were assuring us the nuclear deal with Iran was something to... more »»

Almanac

March 23, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 23, the 83rd day of 2016. There are 283 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Purim begins at sunse. more »»

The truth about free trade

March 22, 2016 BERKELEY — Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. more »»

How They Voted

March 22, 2016 Senate Bill 802, Appropriate $1 million for firefighter cancer presumption: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To appropriate $1 million to cover workers compensation benefits paid to former firefighters... more »»

Almanac

March 22, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, March 22, the 82nd day of 2016. There are 284 days left in the year. more »»

Rethinking crime and punishment

March 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sen. John Cornyn recalls visiting a Texas prison where some inmates taking shop classes could not read tape measures. more »»

Almanac

March 21, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 21, the 81st day of 2016. There are 285 days left in the year. more »»

Political Promises

March 19, 2016 NEW YORK — Democrats trash businesses. But if businesses promised things the way politicians do, the owners would be jailed for fraud. It’s not legal to promise more than you can deliver. more »»

What if the FBI is onto Hillary Clinton?

March 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — What if Hillary Clinton is in legal hot water and she knows it but won’t admit it? What if she has decided to go on the offensive and make her case that she did nothing unlawful with he... more »»

Almanac

March 19, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 19, the 79th day of 2016. There are 287 days left in the yea. more »»

A political year desperate for humor

March 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Boy, do I miss Ronald Reagan’s robust sense of self-confidence, which enabled him to use self-deprecating humor to confound his political adversaries. more »»

Nancy with the laughing face

March 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Why does it take death to bring us together? Why not life? Watching Nancy Reagan’s funeral on television, the front-row tableau was a picture of unity, in form, if not in substance. more »»

Almanac

March 18, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, March 18, the 78th day of 2016. There are 288 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 18, 1766, Britain repealed the Stamp Act of 176. more »»

The agony of daylight saving time

March 17, 2016 FLINT — I’m big on traditions, and one annual tradition I have is grousing about daylight saving time. I hate it. more »»

Almanac

March 17, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, March 17, the 77th day of 2016. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1966, a U.S. more »»

Random thoughts

March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — Random thoughts on the passing scene: The presidential election prospects for the Democrats are so bad this year that only the Republicans can save them — as Republicans have saved them... more »»

Almanac

March 16, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 16, the 76th day of 2016. There are 290 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 16, 1926, rocket science pioneer Robert H. more »»

An American fascist

March 15, 2016 BERKELEY — I’ve been reluctant to use the “f” word to describe Donald Trump because it’s especially harsh, and it’s too often used carelessly. more »»

How They Voted

March 15, 2016 Senate Bill 776, End challenges of “stale” ballot issue petition signatures: Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate To establish that signatures on a petition to amend the state constitution must be collecte... more »»

 
 
 

 

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