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Import tax a bad deal for Americans

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Huge milestones in San Bernardino’s recovery

It’s been a bruising five years, but San Bernardino is in good shape at last. Well, relatively good shape — fiscally, in terms of its budget, that is. The city still is dealing with, among other issues, a violent crime wave and a ...

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    Are California voters asked to decide too much?: Question of the Week

    A recall effort against a state legislator from Southern California raises new questions about the state’s extensive use of direct democracy. One of them is our Question of the Week: Are California voters asked to decide too much, or too little? The issue of the moment involves Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, who is being targeted by a signature-gathering campaign that could force a recall election. Recall supporters say they want to remove Newman from office because...

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    Is NFL sending right message if it shuts out Colin Kaepernick? Readers answer our question: Letters

    We asked readers, Is NFL sending right message if it shuts out Colin Kaepernick? Unpatriotic actions belong in a different arena San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a disgrace to our country. We, the spectators, have made him a multi-millionaire and he is too self-centered to...

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    Is America now second-rate? Joel Kotkin

    President Donald Trump’s recent renunciation of the Paris climate change accords has spurred “the international community” to pronounce America’s sudden exit from global leadership. Now you read in the media aspirations to look instead to Europe, Canada, or even China, to dominate the world. Some American intellectuals, viewing Trump, even wish we had lost our struggle for independence. Yet, perhaps it’s time to unpack these claims, which turn out to...

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    Trump-Russia: Cover-up worse than the crime? Carl M. Cannon

    As a young California reporter, I covered the criminal trial of storied Mafia boss Joe Bonanno. In his heyday, the Sicilian-born Bonanno ruled the New York crime family that bore his name. By 1980, he was a courtly 75-year-old grandfather living in semi-retirement in the West. I found his prosecution troubling. The New York tabloids liked to call him “Joe Bananas,” which implied he was unhinged, but that was all wrong. He dressed well, spoke carefully, and was discreet in...

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    Can’t fix our nation by shaking its constitutional tree: James Poulos

    Often people can only take so much pressure before they seek to release it in rash and sudden ways, throwing caution and a careful consideration of consequences to the wind. There were good signs when President Trump was elected that many Americans were entering into that kind of moment. And now, with millions realizing just how widespread and deeply rooted are the problems cool-and-collected President Obama had helped us emotionally paper over, the urge to find release in rash words...

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  • Opinion

    Democrats treat California taxpayers like ATM machines: Sal Rodriguez

    The California State Capitol is where good ideas go to die and bad ideas are touted as progressive. It’s the sort of place where dozens of seemingly intelligent, accomplished people can vote for a single-payer health system with neither a formal plan nor funding mechanism in place. It’s a place where transportation revenues can be siphoned off for other uses, taxpayers are condemned as “freeloaders” and special deals are made with handfuls of politicians to...

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    California must fight middle-manager bloat in public universities

    California students, parents and taxpayers know from the hits to their pocketbooks that public higher education in the state has grown remarkably more expensive in recent years. They don’t need a study to prove that bottom line, but the California State Auditor in April released one anyway, focusing solely on the California State University system. Though other colleges are not specifically studied, because of the...

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    China flights are another opportunity for growth at ONT

    Progress continues at Ontario International Airport, with round-trip flights from China to arrive next month. They will be charter flights, not scheduled airline flights, and temporary, during the summer on a trial basis. But they’re a start, and could turn out to spark wider, regular air service between ONT and Asia. Dynamic International Airways, a North Carolina-based charter service, will start round-trip flights from Nanchang, China, to Ontario sometime in July, ONT...

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