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Mis-educating the young

Childhood is more structured than it has ever been. But then the great engine of the meritocracy spits people out into a young adulthood that is less structured than it has ever been.

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You’ve named Trump’s worst!

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wins the reader poll for worst cabinet member. Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency and Attorney General Jeff Sessions nearly tie for second worst.

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A message for the Class of 2017: Stomp out elitism

The Class of 2017 is the first crop of “Trump graduates” who are leaving college – and either going to graduate school or into the workforce – in the shadow of our 45th president. They should spurn some of his traits, but they should try to emulate others.

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Can words be lethal?

What rules apply when a teenager allegedly persuades her boyfriend to kill himself? Aren’t we free to say whatever we want in a private conversation?

Videos

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks

Sacramento artist Stephanie Taylor brings oil pumpjacks to life in the city of Taft and its environs with this time-lapse video. It's part of her California Sketches series on Main Streets.
Stephanie Taylor Special to The Bee
Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks 0:18

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks

See Main Street Rio Vista come to life 1:08

See Main Street Rio Vista come to life

'Fox! Fox! Fox!' Elated Kings fans react to De'Aaron Fox being drafted fifth overall 0:21

'Fox! Fox! Fox!' Elated Kings fans react to De'Aaron Fox being drafted fifth overall

Creek swelled by California snowmelt 'rips apart' bridge 0:16

Creek swelled by California snowmelt 'rips apart' bridge