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Seduced and betrayed by Trump

The evidence of the coming betrayal of the white working class is obvious in the choice of an array of pro-corporate, anti-labor figures for key positions, especially Tom Price, an ardent opponent of Obamacare and advocate of Medicare privatization, as secretary of health and human services.

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Is Trump ready for North Korea?

New president will quickly face either a messy confrontation with an unpredictable, highly combustible regime, or a rogue nation gaining the power to destroy large portions of Los Angeles with nuclear weapons. Or both.

Ben Boychuk

Why California is wrong to defend sanctuary cities

Officials are on a lawless course in the coming fight with the Trump administration over illegal immigration. Over the past decade, California has sought deliberately to blur the lines between citizen and non-citizen, between green card holder and “unauthorized immigrant.”

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Count those votes again

The postelection nation is still divided, this time between the folks who don’t want to believe Trump is going to be president and the ones who don’t want to hear that more people actually voted for Hillary.

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Gifts with meaning

Major aid organizations have special holiday catalogs to make a difference in the world. You can help remove shrapnel from an injured child in Syria, or assist students at risk of genocide in South Sudan.

Soapbox

How California can ease housing crunch

State government could address the problem by enhancing and enforcing current laws, increasing participation in the planning process and shifting some local planning decisions to regional or state levels.

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How the election actually was rigged

It isn’t the recount or Trump’s outlandish claim that millions voted illegally. The real scandal is that millions of would-be voters didn’t participate because of obstacles designed to discourage them, arguably suppressing enough minority voters to cost Clinton the election.

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No tears for Fidel

Some world leaders began offering eulogies, some of which were so vapid or willfully ignorant that Castro might have written them himself.

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Reasons to oppose the recount

There is no evidence of widespread error or fraud. And if the margin of victory is thin, recounts must begin immediately – and preferably automatically – to be seen as credible.

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

President Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time 0:37

President Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time

911 call from Kanye West's doctor, requesting police and paramedics 1:39

911 call from Kanye West's doctor, requesting police and paramedics