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Don’t fall for those declaring war on alcohol

January marks the 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment, more commonly known as prohibition. While Prohibition is remembered as one of America’s greatest failed experiments, today we’re seeing something of a revival of prohibitionist thinking among those in the public health community who are attacking even moderate alcohol consumption.

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Trump’s claims about his victory are hot air

Donald Trump won the election, that’s a fact. But since then, Trump, his supporters and even some pundits are making various claims about his victory that simply aren’t true, starting with his Orwellian assertions of winning in a landslide or even recording “one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history.”

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Trump’s ideas would make Ronald Reagan puke

On a national convention stage that includes the kettledrum personalities of Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the snare or bongo category. His speech to the convention Wednesday night took a quieter, more sophisticated approach (at least when compared with the convention’s signature refrain of “Lock Her Up!”).

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Four hostages’ families make a plea: Bring home Austin Tice

Austin Tice, a freelance journalist, Marine veteran and Georgetown law student, has been held hostage in Syria since August 2012. His safe return will satisfy a significant and necessary measure of the success of the new policy. Austin is the only American reporter being held hostage anywhere in the world, according to Reporters Without Borders.

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America: History’s exception

When immigration was controlled, measured and coupled with a confident approach to assimilation, America thrived. Various ethnic groups enriched America with diverse art, food, music and literature while accepting a common culture of American values and institutions. Problems arose only when immigration was often illegal, in mass and without emphasis on assimilation.

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Peterson Archives: Sharon Rocha discusses movies, abusive relationships

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Go inside Roseburg Square's new Bellissima Boutique

The new Bellissima Boutique in Roseburg Square opened this month. Has women's clothing, accessories, home decor and bath products. (Marijke Rowland/mrowland@modbee.com)
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Go inside Roseburg Square's new Bellissima Boutique

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A look from above at the work being done on McHenry Avenue between Modesto, Escalon

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After 8 months in Mars-like habitat, see research crew emerge from isolation

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