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    Remembering veterans

    This past week I was in the Orange County area helping dear friends move out of their house of 45 years into a nearby condo as they are in the process of downsizing. Amongst the many items that I helped wrap up and pack into boxes for the move were some photographs that gave me pause. The images...


    Who is the real Trump?

    Donald Trump has always been pro-choice until he became pro-life. He supported the plight of the transgendered and gays until he no longer supports them. He wants to repeal Obamacare but likes Canada’s single payer system and likes the mandate in Obamacare. This doesn’t make any sense...


    Yes on Measure C

    Bond Measure C on the June 7 primary election ballot would provide $485 million to the State Center Community College District for much-needed repairs and upgrades of aging facilities, and new construction for the district’s three schools and three centers - Including $25 million earmarked...


    Bernie’s America

    Besides Bernie Sanders, the most notable “democratic socialist” is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was elected to an unprecedented four terms. Would today’s voters, transported in time to the Great Depression, have voted for FDR? Hell yes. Would voters in 1932, transported to...


    Support your community colleges - vote yes on Measure C

    Your community colleges (Oakhurst, Madera, Fresno City, Reedley College and Clovis CC) are community institutions of higher education administered by a locally elected Board of Trustees responsible to the citizens of the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). The District serves approximately...


    Just four weeks to go

    It’s election season and the media has made certain that voters’ attention has been focused on the presidential primaries. But there are hundreds of state and local races, critical to our future that garner very little media attention. On June 7, California Primary voters will take...


    Captain America: Civil War

    The highlight of “Captain America: Civil War” is a six-on-six superhero-on-superhero battle. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll call the sides Team Captain America and Team Iron Man.


    Get over it

    Every day something happens that irritates each of us. The guy in the other car cuts us off, somebody cuts in line, somebody runs the traffic light and when these things happen, and especially when the person who does the wrong seemingly gets away with the act, we are offended. Foul language offends...


    Citizen Trump

    What can be more tedious and unwelcome than an unavoidable social necessity to openly and publicly endorse absolute absurdity?


    Pet Peeves

    Past articles in this column have featured interviews of various members of KOMB. The articles were introduced with “Just who are those people you see with vests and grabbers walking along the roadside picking up other people’s litter?”

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