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Editorial: Trump just politicized the entire field of federal administrative law

In what looks like a political power play, President Trump has decided that administrative law judges – officials within federal agencies who resolve complaints about regulations, compliance or benefits – will no longer be chosen on the basis of merit. Unless the administration reconsiders this unnecessary and potentially harmful action, Congress should consider mandating a return to the old system.

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Editorial: Islamic State. Diminished, but still dangerous

Silence is golden, particularly when it involves the Islamic State. But silence can also be deceptive. It's true, the militant group that once threatened to establish a caliphate across Syria and Iraq has lost almost all of its territory. Thousands of IS fighters have been killed, as have many of its leaders.

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Commentary: 4 ways America is greater, and you are welcome

Amid the hailstorm of lies, denials, do-overs and comb-overs, it can be difficult to suss out any residual good that the Trump presidency is showering on beleaguered Americans. Like a late-night snacker foraging in the refrigerator for an overlooked carton of takeout fried rice, I have read between the headlines to excavate a few silver linings. In no particular order, here are four presidential gifts that are making all of us greater Americans.

A drone tours a long-abandoned, half-built high school complex in northeast Natomas

Graffiti-filled buildings of the East Natomas Education Complex sits vacant in an open field between Regency Park and East Levee Road. A Twin Rivers Unified School District board vote Tuesday night dashed the hopes of it being completed.