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Sniffles and The Cyber go to town

What could be worse than to be sick, sniffling through his first presidential debate just days after he was challenging Hillary Clinton’s health and, during the debate, taunting her lack of stamina.

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Time is running out to save the Salton Sea

The less water, the more the salty underbelly of the lake is exposed, damaging crucial habitat in the water and on land. The dry lake bed releases toxic dust that is inhaled by 650,000 people who live nearby, causing respiratory illnesses.

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Out of his depth, Donald Trump clings to deception

It is not surprising that Trump inhabits his own factual universe, in which truth is determined by usefulness and lies become credible through repetition. What made the first presidential debate extraordinary – really unprecedented – was not the charges that Trump denied, but the ones he confirmed.

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Clinton shifts the election in her direction

The surprise of the debate was that Clinton put before voters a new Trump to dislike. Trump has campaigned as a populist paladin of the working class. But the Trump that Clinton described was a plutocrat who walked away from debts and obligations to his own employees.

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The age of reaction

Reactionaries, whether angry white Trumpians, European nationalists, radical Islamists or left-wing anti-globalists, are loud, self-confident and on the march.

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Is athletics too big on campus?

Americans are loudly voicing a concern that’s been building for years: Whether the heart of academia – teaching, study and research – has been overwhelmed by expensive devotion to athletics.

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Progressive family values

In addition to defending and extending President Barack Obama’s achievements, however, Clinton is pushing a distinctive agenda centered around support for working parents.

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Debate moderators shouldn’t duck

It tells us a great deal that the Clinton camp wants the moderators to call out the candidates when they lie, while Trump wants to leave this task to his opponent. Never has a candidate signaled as clearly as Trump that he is terrified of fact-checking.

Videos

Sean Thompson, pie wielding activist, attends City Council meeting

Tuesday night, activist Sean Thompson went to the Sacramento City Council meeting to address Mayor Kevin Johnson. “This arena has been your circus,” he told the mayor. “You’ve been the lead clown, and that’s why I threw a pie at you.”
Jose Luis Villegas The Sacramento Bee
Sean Thompson, pie wielding activist, attends City Council meeting 1:09

Sean Thompson, pie wielding activist, attends City Council meeting

Republic FC's Paul Buckle 'very proud' of his champions 3:13

Republic FC's Paul Buckle 'very proud' of his champions

Sacramento's Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg backs Measure G 1:27

Sacramento's Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg backs Measure G

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks about his readiness 1:18

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks about his readiness