National Opinions

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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.


Physical Downey handles Modesto 26-6

Malcolme Green scored two touchdowns and the Downey High defense shut down Modesto as the Knights beat the Panthers 26-6 to clinch at least a share of the Modesto Metro Conference title on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in Modesto, Calif. (Brian Clark/
Physical Downey handles Modesto 26-6 2:11

Physical Downey handles Modesto 26-6

Downey reacts to victory over Modesto 2:09

Downey reacts to victory over Modesto

Denair shuts out Delhi 0:38

Denair shuts out Delhi

Sights and sounds from Downey-Modesto 2:16

Sights and sounds from Downey-Modesto