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Commentary: Border agency that’s bloated and corrupt

Commentary: Border agency that’s bloated and corrupt

August 23, 2018


Filed under National

By day, helicopters fly overhead. Dusty patrol vehicles take up neighborhood parking lots. By night, klieg lights illuminate the new, 18-foot steel fence that snakes along the sand dunes. This strip of land thousands of miles long feels like occupied territory. And in a way, it is. I refer, of course...

Indictments reveal how Russia taps digital tools to stir up discord in US

Indictments reveal how Russia taps digital tools to stir up discord in US

February 22, 2018


Filed under Business

Russia has been trolling the United States for decades. It bankrolled American authors who claimed Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy under the direction of the FBI and CIA; it planted articles arguing Martin Luther King Jr. was not radical enough; and it spread a conspiracy theory...

How Trump’s tariffs could help — or hammer — one beleaguered segment of the U.S. solar industry

February 1, 2018


Filed under Business, Technology

WASHINGTON — Much of the U.S. solar industry is slamming President Trump’s decision to slap a 30 percent tariff on solar equipment made outside of the United States. But Trump’s confrontational approach has provided a glimmer of hope for U.S.-based companies that make polysilicon, a key component...

Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Sept. 3-9

Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Sept. 3-9

August 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

By Chuck Barney East Bay Times (TNS) DON’T MISS: “American Horror Story: Cult” — The seventh installment of the popular creep-show franchise has a curious jumping-off point: Last November’s presidential election. It goes on to track various characters’ responses to the shifting politica...

Ellen DeGeneres makes light of recent politics

Ellen DeGeneres makes light of recent politics

Marissa Lute, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2017


Filed under Viral Video

"Be kind to one another" is the phrase that comedian, Ellen DeGeneres, uses to end her daily talk shows. In 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. His speech noted her as a role model to the LGBT community, someone who reminds us that we all have more in common than...

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