Election Recommendations

Editorials

Clinton will give more Americans an opportunity to succeed

The former secretary of state is not the lesser of two evils. Her record, policies and temperament show that she is well qualified to be the 45th president of the United States, unlike the volatile Donald Trump, whose ascension to the White House would be a disaster for the nation, and the San Joaquin Valley, in particular.

Editorials

‘Yes’ vote on Prop. 58 will ease school language barriers

Proposition 58 would allow local school districts to choose the most up-to-date and effective methods for language instruction and free districts from strict limits on bilingual education ordered by Proposition 227. Passage of Proposition 58 is critical to the success of Valley school districts with large numbers of English Language Learners.

Editorials

Vote ‘no’ on half-baked Proposition 64

The ballot initiative that would fully legalize marijuana is filled with holes and is far more about creating another California Gold Rush than it is about social justice. In addition, not enough is known about the long-term health effects of using marijuana or its impact on public safety to justify Proposition 64’s passage.

The origins of the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment provides U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. But why did the Founding Fathers create it and how did it become a part of the Bill of Rights?