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Opinion

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EDITOR: Imagine a man trying to soothe a child. Crying from hunger with words that have become hallow. His mind wanders back to when he married his high school DACCA sweetheart. The birth of his child, as a deacon in church once, he was considered an essential worker, then he became ...

Why Biden can’t govern from the center

Local columns

BERKELEY — I keep hearing that Joe Biden will govern from the “center.” He has no choice, they say, because he’ll have razor-thin majorities in Congress and the Republican Party has moved to the right. Rubbish. I’ve served several Democratic presidents who have needed Republican ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2021. There are 345 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 1986, the United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther ...

Donating blood is a critical act

Editorial

As the holiday season wanes and we all find ourselves with maybe a bit more time on our hands, it’s time to think of how we can give back to our communities while filling our mid-winter days. There are many ways to give back and make a difference locally, such as volunteering, contributing ...

The lynch mob comes for Citizen Trump

Local columns

WASHINGTON — “The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob and lit the flame of this attack.” So alleged Liz Cheney, third-ranking Republican in the House, as she led nine GOP colleagues to vote for a second impeachment of Donald Trump. The House Republican ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2021. There are 346 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for ...