Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy is a freeloading scofflaw, a welfare queen in a Stetson.

Political contribution donor lists, instead of being used to ferret out corruption, are now being used to pursue and persecute citizens with contrary views.

A bear is charging Ukrainians, and we offer them spaghetti.

A tax system that asks the lowest-income families to contribute the most would be unfair in any case.

Such a move would demonstrate to all Californians that our water comes not from a tap, but from real communities.

Given the privacy breaches of Google and Facebook, and their collusion with NSA spying, we can be forgiven for some skepticism about what happens when the tech behemoths acquire the extra-judicial killing machines.

People are shocked to learn that it is legal to kill wildlife as part of a tournament for prizes.

Recommendations to manage groundwater in California.

It is striking that during what many had hoped would be a post-racial America, racial division has been amplified.

Sometimes, we in the news business get a chance to make a significant difference. I saw it happen at The Bee during the past year. Readers of these pages know the story. But it’s worth retelling.

The crowded coffee shop where I planned to spend a half-hour on the computer had one lone table with no chairs. It happens. Often, groups sitting together will borrow chairs where they can find them. Next to me at this empty table were two tables with one person sitting at each. At the first table, a gentleman had three chairs: the one he was sitting in, one empty and one on which he had set some magazines. The other gentleman had two chairs and was expecting a friend.

The Sacramento Community Center Theater is the Sleep Train Arena of performing arts centers – a hulking, gray, concrete bunker that is woefully inadequate for patrons and performers, and a high-profile architectural embarrassment for our city.

We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, abruptly canceled America’s biggest and arguably most important infrastructure project, a desperately needed new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. Count me among those who blame his presidential ambitions and believe that he was trying to curry favor with the government- and public-transit-hating Republican base.

Mike Ramos delivered a hard-nosed law-and-order stemwinder, exactly the sort of speech his audience had come to hear.

Programs have widespread political support and substantial funding, but have limited success helping laid-off workers find jobs.

One thing that both the workers and the growers have in common is a shared disillusion with the current immigration legal system and the lame attempts to address this perennial challenge.

Powerful interests remain all too eager to kick the can down the road and push our pension problems onto future generations.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, during his lamentable tenure running the committee, has been reckless, dishonest, vain and prone to making unsubstantiated accusations.

Every progressive, freedom-loving American thinks he’ll stand firm when faced with a crisis of principle.

The love for and the appreciation of the power of words is disappearing, and The Associated Press is not helping matters.

This election proved that Afghanistan is not the hopeless case many Americans believe it to be.

The challenges surrounding the release of Medicare billing data are not insurmountable.

As a nation, Rwanda must either forgive the unforgivable or destroy itself with rage.

Conservatives have been proved right about three big ideas of social policy.

Old bands need to know when to stop touring.

Who knows how many more individuals might ride RT buses and trains if their input was carefully solicited?

While understanding the missions is vital to understanding California history, the missions have little everyday relevance to today’s California.

Some of those close to Jeb say he’s serious about running for president and bringing back a civil tone to Republican politics.

Some say Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is the most complicit coach in the country of taking the “student” out of the phrase “student-athlete.”

What needs to be fixed with the Affordable Care Act: enrollment.

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