<![CDATA[National Opinions | ModBee.com &]]> http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/ en-us Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:33:42 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:33:42 PDT National Opinions 60 bclark@modbee.com President Trump, please keep promises America made in Paris http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article131213634.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:18:17 PST

If farm subsidies don’t reach the poor, are they justified? http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article127586014.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:21:27 PST

Things we all should know about Martin Luther King Jr. Day http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article126026044.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:06:00 PST

Don’t fall for those declaring war on alcohol http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article126254144.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:44:09 PST

Arnold gave California its own ‘Trump moment’ http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article122221834.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:46:12 PST

Trump’s claims about his victory are hot air http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article120620073.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:58:51 PST

Clinton’s and Obama’s roles in the greatest upset in political history http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article118382088.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:23:44 PST

Trump’s bizarre but winning formula http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article115549223.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:32:00 PST

This show can’t go on http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article99529267.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:43:37 PDT

It boils down to trust in race for the White House http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article91394812.html#storylink=rss One candidate knows the issues, the players and the risks

The other knows next to nothing about making decisions in real time

Clinton has been wrong, but she’s the right choice for the presidency

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:15:00 PDT

GOP has no ideas beyond fear and fury http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article91348987.html#storylink=rss Republican conclave in Cleveland came across as a four-day nervous breakdown

Republicans right on this: Nation faces a danger to our values, hopes and future – the GOP

Trump said he’d bring law and order to America, but he didn’t say how

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:06:39 PDT

Trump’s ideas would make Ronald Reagan puke http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article91162877.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:45:00 PDT

Four hostages’ families make a plea: Bring home Austin Tice http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article85369852.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:39:43 PDT http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article85369852.html By November, voters will be back in their parties http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article83913957.html#storylink=rss That Trump is an amateur and Clinton is owned by the establishment won’t matter

Politics and worldview will prevail over outrageous comments and gaffes

The direction of the country will determine how most people will vote

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:35:22 PDT

America: History’s exception http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article83693072.html#storylink=rss For those who see America becoming a multicultural state of unassimilated tribes and competing racial groups, history will not be kind

The history of multiculturalism is one of discord, violence, chaos and implosion

So far, America has beaten the odds and remained multiracial rather than multicultural, thereby becoming the most powerful nation in the world

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:18:52 PDT

They’ll invoke FDR, but they can’t emulate him http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article78730547.html#storylink=rss He came from privilege, but he stood up for the working man

Trump, Clinton claim his mantle, but neither lives up to Roosevelt’s greatness

Roosevelt knew we owed America, not the other way around

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Sat, 21 May 2016 16:21:00 PDT

Ten reasons picking Fiorina was a smart move http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article74567717.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:00:00 PDT

In Indiana, Hoosiers pick between a bad Republican and one who’s worse http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article74476942.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:05:09 PDT

Nothing compares 2 Prince http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article73342602.html#storylink=rss Consummate musician reinvented pop music in the early 1980s

His lyrics and incendiary musicality spoke to, and for, a generation

Prince was a fearless performer, though he was shy in person

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:16:36 PDT

Women tell their stories their way on social media http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article70628947.html#storylink=rss Amy Schumer challenged Glamour for calling her plus-sized when she wears size 6-8

Kerry Washington fumed about getting photoshopped on AdWeek

Kesha raged about being offered a deal to ‘lie for a monster’

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Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:46:00 PDT

Nathan Nascimento: California health insurance deductibles going up http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article65296957.html#storylink=rss What good is insurance if you can’t afford to use it?

Some companies could pull out of the insurance exchanges altogether next year

Deductibles now average $2,245 in California’s most popular plans

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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:49:49 PST

Ruben Navarrette Jr.: 15 reasons to listen to Latinos http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article64104217.html#storylink=rss Latinos pick presidents

Latinos care most about education, jobs, economy, health

Dreamers are shaking up the political process

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Sun, 06 Mar 2016 07:14:00 PST

Mandy Len Catron: Five myths about love http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article60018731.html#storylink=rss Only recently has it become serious scientific pursuit

Poets have gotten a lot of it right

Takeaway: Real love requires real work, deep empathy

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:22:33 PST

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Can sitcoms erase bigotry? Apparently http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article58652638.html#storylink=rss It’s easier to like ‘other’ types of people if they make us laugh

Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Ellen DeGeneres are ‘secret weapons’

Exclusion breeds fear; inclusion creates community

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:35:00 PST

David Chavern: Invested in the future of news media http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article58569388.html#storylink=rss Some of nation’s top investors are buying up newspapers

Nowhere else can local readers get real reporting

Content delivered in many more ways than just on paper

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:09:14 PST

Kathleen Parker: Not so fast, Donnie boy http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article57324208.html#storylink=rss Trump isn’t un-PC, he’s just old-fashioned rude

He’s insulting to those who see through his facade

Little boys attracted to his wit, not so much adult females

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:26:52 PST

Esther Cepeda: Trust gap for minority patients http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article55627900.html#storylink=rss Studies show Latinos, blacks don’t trust their doctors

Pain often ignored by doctors of a different ethnicity

We must understand the problem before addressing it

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:20:46 PST

Noah Feldman: Deportation case ratchets up our political drama http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article55437295.html#storylink=rss There would have been no harm in waiting to take up this issue next year

Court tries to remain above politics in its decisions

The decisions will invariably be seen as political

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:41:54 PST

Victor Davis Hanson: Obama’s failings fuel Trump’s out-of-control train http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article54594995.html#storylink=rss President Obama is the Dr. Frankenstein of the supposed Trump monster

In turn, Republican establishment jolted Trump to life

Trump doesn’t play by political rules because he makes up or buys his own rules

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:08:00 PST

On affirmative action in education, Justice Scalia is right http://www.modbee.com/opinion/national-opinions/article50597890.html#storylink=rss Affirmative action never addressed those passed over for elite universities

Talking about “racial” matters isn’t the same as being racist

Minorities who switch to less demanding majors have reached “critical mass”

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