Contra Costa Times editorial: Latest attempt to end BART strikes deserves high marks for creativity
Unfortunately, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker's bill could have its own unintended consequences. The sure way to stop transit strikes is to simply ban them, just as we prohibit police and firefighters from walking off the job.
Political assassinations have often been employed in Russia as an effective tool for keeping order. Nothing like a good high-profile killing to make folks think twice about opposing the government.
This time, the concern centers on 25-foot-long bolts securing the tower to its foundation -- specifically, whether they will withstand a strong earthquake and the potential consequences if they fail
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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: Collaboration is the key to solving difficult problems
In Oakland and around the world, we face complex challenges; whether it's the growing gap between rich and poor, the persistence of racial divisions, or substantial skepticism toward corporations, these are systemic problems.
Eugene Robinson: John Boehner's sorry spectacle
By any standard, the whole situation is beyond ridiculous. The government of the world's leading military and economic power cannot be funded on a week-to-week basis. There's no earthly excuse for this sorry spectacle -- and no one to blame but Boehner.
Can Jeb Bush keep the White House in the family?
In this video from Bloomberg News, a political analyst thinks Bush has the potential to do well in a presidential campaign, but he's definitely not an overwhelming candidate for 2016.
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Suit levels claims against Beneful
A Northern California man has filed a class-action suit against the makers of Beneful that alleges the dry food is making dogs sick and killing some.
Did Princess Diana have fling with Eric Clapton?
Guitarist also lost Carla Bruni to Mick Jagger, according to new biography about former Yardbird.