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  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    Hail, Incitatus

    It’s drawing depressingly near - the most bizarre political elevation in human history since Caligula appointed Incitatus to the Roman Senate in 40 A.D., Incitatus being the Emperor’s favorite horse.

  • OPINION

    Budget deception: weird accounting diminishes accountability

    This week, after reaching agreement with Governor Brown, the California Legislature will pass the state budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. In so doing, it will meet its Constitutional deadline of June 15.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    And now, Orlando

    The Twin Towers, the Pentagon, Fort Hood, San Bernardino, Flight 93, Little Rock, Boston, and now Orlando. Each of these places is now connected by being targets of Radical Islamic Terrorism. The president won’t utter the words, nor will the presumptive nominee for the Democratic party, but...

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    Welcome, Mr. President

    For the 15th time since taking office, he spoke to a nation again shaken to its core by yet another act of senseless hate and terror - this one with a single individual killing 49 and injuring 53 more at a gay nightclub in Orlando - becoming the largest mass shooting in American history.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    It’s called espionage

    On an ordinary June evening in Washington, D.C. 44 years ago, five well intentioned but corrupt individuals broke into the offices of the Democrat Party National offices at the Watergate Hotel complex as part of their plot to wiretap what the Democrats were planning to do during the election of ...

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    News?

    It was another full house at Denny’s last Saturday morning for the June monthly meeting of our Oakhurst Democratic Club and an exceptional presentation by Troy Pope, Editor-In-Chief of the Fresno State Collegian - a student run publication.

  • LETTERS

    Letter to the editor - week of June 9

    Memorial Day Weekend at Bass Lake was very unsafe for picnickers and families who decided to spend the day at the lake. Most of the usual campsites and picnic areas were closed and many dead, cut pine trees were laying across the campsites.

  • COLUMNISTS AND REPORTERS

    Reading: the antidote to loneliness

    They don’t ask for much - just a good story now and then. Sometimes, a lot of the time, they may not be able to ask, but you can see it in their eyes.

  • PETER CAVANAUGH

    Hillary hating 101

    I never thought I’d see this day.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Heroes of Normandy

    The beach was covered with blood. It washed up on the shore with each wave. As brave soldiers found the grit within their guts to do the duty they were assigned, many were gunned down as soon as the front gate of the landing craft dropped into the water.

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