National Opinions

National Opinions

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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Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Lt. Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, talks about Prop. 63 – the legalization of marijuana – at the Modesto Bee offices in Modesto, Calif. He spoke to The Bee's Editorial Board on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)
Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board 2:01

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day 1:02

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting (Graphic content) 1:09

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting (Graphic content)

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No Use: Noncomforming Trailer Park Going