Contra Costa Times editorial: Probe of FBI's forensics must be exhaustive
Years of high-profile mistakes and stories of corruption have eroded many Americans' trust in their legal system. Now, none other than the FBI contributes to that erosion by admitting that for decades it routinely used flawed methods that likely sent innocent people to prison.
Blame botched internal investigations by the Police Department, bungling and malpractice in the City Attorney's Office, and a collective bargaining agreement that tips the scales of justice in favor of officers.
The 1996 proposition is a horror we're stuck with, but Tuesday's court ruling left room for water retailers to justify higher costs for serving water hogs.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot.
Guest commentary: Must give Obama war authorization, but also must insist Iraq stand firm
I spent this past Easter Sunday in Iraq, having brunch with our troops serving in the mission to defeat ISIL. The multiday trip was my first to this war-ravaged country.
Thomas Sowell: Chaos in the 2015 primaries
Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy.
Does Rand Paul have a secret weapon?
Republican Rand Paul recently announced he is running for President of the United States, but after seeing how wife Kelly Ashby Paul performed on the day of his announcement, she might be the most dynamic candidate's wife since Michelle Obama.
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Sunday's TV picks: 'Game of Thrones' -- What is Cersei's next move?
Plus, Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, aka Luke and Laura, will reunite on the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
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'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Sawyer Sweeten reportedly commits suicide
Actor, 19, played Geoffrey Barone on hit CBS show, alongside real siblings Sullivan and Madilyn.