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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Pitman shocks Downey

Pitman High rallied from behind for a 33-22 upset win over Downey on Friday night, Aug. 26, 2016, at Modesto, Calif. (By Ron Agostini/ragostini@modbee.com)
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Pitman shocks Downey 2:11

Pitman shocks Downey

Central Catholic hammers Marin Catholic 2:22

Central Catholic hammers Marin Catholic

Sights and sounds from Central Catholic 3:26

Sights and sounds from Central Catholic

Modesto High defeats Modesto Christian in season opener 1:21

Modesto High defeats Modesto Christian in season opener