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Editorials

Trump is just another Obama on the Armenian genocide

President Donald Trump, just like Clinton, Bush and Obama, kowtowed to Turkey and declined to use the word “genocide” in the White House’s annual April 24 statement on the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I.

Letters to the Editor

Esparza can learn from Barbara Thomas

At a gathering for Democrats honoring Barbara Thomas, letter writer Kathryn Johnsen of Fresno was stunned and disappointed when her friend was upstaged by Nelson Esparza, announcing a run for Fresno City Council just six months into a four-year term as a school board trustee.

Valley Voices

What I love about Fresno: a thank you note from our poet laureate

Fresno’s second Poet Laureate, Lee Herrick, pens an open letter: “I have read in almost every major city in the country, and everywhere I go, I’m asked what it is like to be a poet from Fresno. I’ll say it succinctly – aside from the heat, the work ethic, the grit, and the legions of breathtaking books of poems by Fresno authors, it is the people.”

Valley Voices

Armenian Christians: We don’t forget, but to forgive is to heal

Clovis, California, resident Silva Emerian, an Armenian mother of two who is a transplant to the San Joaquin Valley from Boston, writes about her feelings toward Armenian Genocide on the 102nd commemoration anniversary. Emerian says the Armenian Genocide “will always be a part of our identity – but it should not define us. Let us forgive to rise above the hatred, to begin to genuinely heal, and to represent our true identity in Christ Jesus.”

Victor Davis Hanson

Will 2020 be another 1972 for Democrats?

In 1972, Richard M. Nixon was as controversial – and as politically unpredictable and misunderstood – as Donald Trump, writes columnist Victor Davis Hanson. But the Democrats foolishly turned a hard left and nominated Sen. George McGovern. Nixon, an extremely flawed candidate, delivered 49 of 50 states.

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Videos

Central Valley Honor Flight arrives in Fresno after illnesses delay trip

Military veterans on the latest Central Valley Honor Flight are welcomed home at Fresno Yosemite International Airport late Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The veterans, their chaperones and Honor Flight medical staff were delayed by several hours.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Central Valley Honor Flight arrives in Fresno after illnesses delay trip 1:25

Central Valley Honor Flight arrives in Fresno after illnesses delay trip

Police shoot, critically wound man in Woodlake 2:27

Police shoot, critically wound man in Woodlake

Daniel Trejo is The Fresno Bee Boys Soccer Player of the Year 1:20

Daniel Trejo is The Fresno Bee Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Rookie Fresno firefighter honored for pulling woman from flaming car 2:24

Rookie Fresno firefighter honored for pulling woman from flaming car