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Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria and Iraq?

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Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial: Thanksgiving is no stranger to controversy

Thanksgiving is another one of those holidays -- like the Fourth of July and Presidents Day -- that is truly an American event. To be sure, other countries have their own versions celebrated at different times, but Thanksgiving itself is a purely American concoction. 
Daniel Borenstein: Rodeo-Hercules Fire District must not skirt election rules or short firefighters' pension fund.

The financially strapped Rodeo-Hercules Fire District faces huge challenges. But that doesn't excuse legally questionable property assessments or stiffing creditors. 
Cartoons: Donald Trump is Mr. Outrageous

These cartoonists in this compiled slideshow have a field day with the latest antics from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He claims to have seen thousands of Muslims celebrate after the collapse of the World Trade Center amid attacks in 2001. 
Piedmonter/Montclarion letters: Raiders needn't let door hit them on way out

Raiders needn't let door hit themSo, now the Oakland Raiders, after bilking taxpayers for $200 million and having the nerve to demand $400 million more, have signed on the powerhouse CEO of Walt Disney to help them move to L. 
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Ruben Navarrette: Congressional Hispanics' hollow advocacy

Hear ye, hear ye. Let it henceforth be known that the honorable members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus do not sanction the word "illegals." They prefer the term "undocumented. 
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