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A brand management and crisis communication professor I know at a leading university contends that brands reside in the minds of customers,… Read more


Hurtado: Taxpayers should not foot the bill for cleaner air

I am the daughter of immigrants who came to the City of Sanger, searching for the Central Valley Dream. My parents seized opportunities in … Read more


California Focus: Trump's 'war' on California spreads' legality in doubt

President Trump’s more than three-year administrative war on California has now morphed beyond his many attempts to exact revenge upon this… Read more


You and the Law: Looking for an internet radio? Don't get ripped off

Today’s story will be of special interest to anyone who is tired of so many news broadcasts that are politically biased and want a differen… Read more

Ann Coulter: America's most gullible journalist: 'Visit Portland'

The entire mainstream media (plus Fox News!) have been assuring us that Portland was a tranquil town, with the occasional peaceful protest … Read more

Letter to the Editor: Make America logical

The Chelsea Becker story in the LA Times — it's too close to home. The First Amendment is cruel and one sided. Why don't we have a detox pr… Read more


California Focus: School districts approving ethnic studies sight unseen

Academia is supposed to be a land of objective reality, where ideas enter the standard curriculum for mass exposure to students only after … Read more


10 insights on today's news that will make you smarter tomorrow

Stay in the know! Browse through opinions and analysis on today's hottest topics. Read more


Commentary: Rushing to reopen the economy during the coronavirus outbreak could be a disaster. Here's why

The staggering economic consequences of the social distancing edicts adopted across most of the nation last month have led to a vigorous debate over whether, to use President Donald Trump's term, the "cure" for the coronavirus pandemic is worse than the virus itself. With more than 16 million Americans seeking unemployment benefits after losing their jobs in recent weeks, the argument is worth ... Read more


Commentary: Remembering businessman Earl Graves Sr.

The death of entrepreneur Earl G. Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, represents the passing of another cultural canon. Like the horn players John Coltrane and Miles Davis in the creative world, he gifted us with the authoritative principles, the norms and tenets for black business owners. A graduate of Morgan State University, Graves hungered for a contrarian transformation of ... Read more


Commentary: California's plan to save Joshua trees is good for more than just U2 fans

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Monday moved the western Joshua tree a step closer to crucial protections as climate change and encroaching development threaten those lonely Mojave Desert sentinels with extinction. The department's staff determined that there is "sufficient scientific information available" to indicate that Joshua trees qualify for protections, the first step ... Read more


Commentary: Coronavirus pandemic hoarding pushed me to give up toilet paper

Can we talk about toilet paper? My stash is running low, and my guess is yours is too. I've haunted the paper goods aisle in my neighborhood stores and scoured online sites. Everything's gone or on back order. The supply chain has been disrupted by coronavirus pandemic panic buyers, and it's not clear when it will get back on track. It's easier to score a delivery appointment on Amazon Fresh ... Read more


Commentary: Biden's choice of running mate matters, but not for the reasons you may think

Now that Joe Biden is the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee, he must prepare for what previous nominees have called their "first presidential act" - choosing a running mate. The choice matters, but not for the reasons you might think. It will help voters envision what a Biden presidency would look like. Biden, of course, is no stranger to this process. He was Barack Obama's ... Read more


Commentary: Show compassion for sex workers, drug users during COVID-19 pandemic

My career has focused on advocating for the health of some of the most marginalized and ostracized people in our society. I helped establish a center for women, the majority engaged in sex work, in southwest Baltimore called SPARC. The center has offered a number of basic services - like a place to shower, socialize and receive medication-assisted treatment. It provides syringe services, legal ... Read more


Anchors & Whiskers: Chatting with Nate Ferrier and Cole Souza

Makenzie Rankin

The Kings County Deputy Sheriffs Association President, Nate Ferrier, has been in his position for … Read more