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  • Cal Thomas: Gates tells story of America

    From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called "This Is Your Life," hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or family member where Edwards would surprise them. People from the celebrity's past would ...

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    Leonard Pitts Jr.: An Uzi, a 9-year-old and American exceptionalism

    Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us.

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    Time is now for cooler negotiations between Obama, Putin

    Volcanoes and glaciers, fire and ice, are dominant features of this moonscape-pocked island nation. How fitting that over a generation ago the leaders of the United States and Soviet Union came to talk disarmament in the heat of the Cold War.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Win-win solution on fees

    In an article on Assemblymember Henry T. Perea's bill to delay implementation of "cap and trade," you quote state Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, as saying, "Gasoline is not a luxury for most Californians; it's a necessity."

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    Surprise ISIS by air

    ISIS cuts the head off one of President Obama's citizens on global television and the Internet, and what does he do? He goes on national television to say what a terrible act it was and that he has communicated with the parents of the citizen. That is a given, blah blah blah, so what?

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    Vote with care

    I hope people will see that voting for politicians by blindly adhering to party affiliations or wanting to be part of history in the making is not necessarily the best way to elect our policy makers.

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    Mimic Mo'ne for success

    In this year's baseball Little League World Series, a 13-year-old black girl named Mo'ne Davis, from one of Philadelphia's poorest intercity neighborhoods, led her otherwise all-boys team to the quarterfinals. She pitched two back-to-back shutouts and got her picture on the front cover of Sports...

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    Protect border from ISIS

    With recent news reports and comments coming out of the White House about the seriousness of the threat ISIS poses to the United States and their commitment to make a 9/11-type statement here, why isn't our porous southern border better guarded and protected? What exactly is this administration'...

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    Unkind Canadians

    I read the (Aug. 27) letter from Ashley Werner in The Bee and found her arguments interesting and challenging. I followed her recommendation and Googled Canadian medical care for illegal immigrants.

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    Perea reaches consensus

    I can understand the frustration expressed by Rodolfo Gallardo in his Aug. 17 letter to the editor about Pacific Gas and Electric rate increases and legislation authored by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea of Fresno to modernize California's rate structure. I wish to offer some clarifications.

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    Rail diversifies Valley jobs

    Rail going nowhere? You mean rail coming from nowhere, going to population centers with jobs. As the farming industry dries up and blows away here in the Valley, our population is going to be forced to adjust. We are going to be forced to either sell our property for bottom dollar and move to the...

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