Opinion

Opinion

Is Trump clever or just lost?

There seem to be a fair number of people these days loudly complaining that the unpredictable presidential candidate named Donald J. Trump has become the unpredictable president named Donald J. Trump. Imagine that.

Opinion

Donald Trump’s 100 days of horror

The horrors are both consuming and exhausting. Trump’s legislative agenda has been stymied. The drip, drip, drip of negative news about connections between campaign associates and Russia – and Russia’s efforts to affect our election – continues unabated. He seems to have no real strategy for governance other than pouting and gloating. His advisers are at each other’s throats. And the public has soured on him to a historic degree. Then there’s the incessant lying, the outrage of him draining the Treasury for his personal junkets and his disturbing turn toward war.

Letters to the Editor

Melvin Ladousier: Gas tax proves politicians don’t care about the poor

California legislators are short-sighted elitist intent on one ideology – tax and spend. By passing an outrageous tax increase on fuel, they have demonstrated that they have no regard for the average citizens of this state. Adam Gray sold out his constituency for a meager $100 million dollars to complete the campus parkway to the UC, saying it will draw industry and major distribution centers to the area.

Videos

March for Science at Yosemite National Park

People walk through Yosemite National Park during the March for Science in Yosemite, Calif., on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scientists and science supporters across the nation and the world are marching this Earth Day to support scientific research.
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March for Science at Yosemite National Park 1:51

March for Science at Yosemite National Park

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Merced adds three new police officer

'Let black people go!' shooting spree suspect Kori Muhammad yells in court 0:22

'Let black people go!' shooting spree suspect Kori Muhammad yells in court

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What does space debris look like? This animation shows you