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WASHINGTON — Remember when President Joe Biden declared his Afghanistan withdrawal an “extraordinary success”? Well, now the Biden administration is trying to convince Americans that the supply chain crisis and inflation we are experiencing is an extraordinary success as well.

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For more than 40 years, Democrats in Sacramento have talked fervently about reforming the 1978 Proposition 13 and some of its landmark limits on property taxes, but time and again they’ve done nothing when presented with real opportunities for positive change.

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The United States has rarely been as divided as it is today — red states vs. blue states, vaxxers vs. anti-vaxxers, the woke mob vs. insurrectionists and Houston Astros fans vs. decent human beings. Some people think the problem is not that Americans are too divided but that they are not div…

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It’s 7:38 a.m. on a Tuesday — specifically today, Oct. 19, 2021 — and you’re taking a taxi from Kennedy Airport to The New York Times building. If you’d taken that ride very early this morning, when there was no traffic, it would have taken less than half an hour. 

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The Antelope Valley Press lost one of its own on Tuesday night. Death is never easy to deal with and process, but when it hits close to home, it’s that much harder.

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I consider my children to be extraordinarily lucky to be born and live in the United States. When I moved here from France in 1999, I believed that, while far from perfect, America still very much embraced the values held by its founders, especially a respect for pluralism and viewpoint diversity.

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What kind of world do we live in when a woman can be raped in public, while people around her watched and recorded the incident on their phones, with no intervention whatsoever?

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In the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden told the United Nations General Assembly that the upshot is to “close this period of relentless war.” But if the forever war is over, the prospect of an even more dangerous war is emerging elsewhere — in the Straits …

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There were headlines all around the state late last month, when local prosecutors filed criminal charges including several counts of manslaughter in Shasta County over deaths in the 2020 Zogg fire, at least partially ignited because of negligence by the state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas &…

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As the House Committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 US Capitol attack was expected to hold a crucial meeting on Tuesday night to set up a House vote, it looked like Steve Bannon was going to become a sacrificial lamb.

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Colin Powell was the first Black US secretary of state, but to the politicians he worked with, he was more than that. He was a man that “spent a lifetime working to help our country,” according to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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If there is one universally recognized principle in American political life, it’s that the president of the United States should want Christmas to come off without a hitch.

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Nine years ago Massachusetts voters defeated a ballot initiative that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. But the campaign to allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs for dying patients never ended, and bills to overturn the voters’ decision have regularly …

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Americans are facing mounting frustration with the economy, pandemic and politics and now those trying to travel have found that getting from one point to another isn’t as easy as it used to be.

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One thing for sure: If Gov. Gavin Newsom had lost the recall election, if replacement candidate Larry Elder now awaited taking over the state’s top political job shortly, there would be no doubt about what Democratic US Sen. Dianne Feinstein must do: resign.

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Sticker shock has become commonplace for the American public, as we continue to pay more for goods, food and gasoline. No one knows what it’s like to experience pain at the pump more than Californians.

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The United States is one of the richest societies on earth — but one with more than its share of poverty. While American capitalism has done wonders to raise living standards for the great majority of people, it has left millions out of this prosperity.

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A “frivolous lawsuit” is how one letter writer described the case involving former Antelope Valley Union High School District Board president and current Board President Jill McGrady. She even went as far as to say the Antelope Valley Press should not have given it any space in the newspaper.

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Big business is overwhelmingly in favor of requiring that workers get vaccinated against COVID-19. A recent CNBC survey of chief financial officers found that 80% of them say they “totally support” the Biden administration’s plan to impose a vaccine-or-test mandate on companies with more tha…

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With each passing week, it looks like World War III — between America and China — is coming sooner than we think. It’s not going to be fought with bullets or aircraft carriers, although the Chinese are building up their military in an aggressive and threatening way.

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It’s always easy to see direct effects of both the unprecedented spate of wildfires that has hit California over the last five years and the advent of this state’s newest multi-year drought.

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Just recently, a sexually violent predator was placed in the Littlerock/Sun Village area, despite protestations from residents. Now, the residents on the East side of Lancaster stand to gain a new neighbor who’s also a sexually violent predator.

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WASHINGTON — Enforced conformity in the name of “diversity.” Exclusion of intellectual heterodoxy to make campuses “inclusive.” Orwellian language is spoken in academia. At the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a debacle began with a Kafkaesque touch, an antecedentless pronoun: “we.”