Contra Costa Times editorial: Scalia's death will set off epic political battle
The sudden death on Saturday of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may be transformative for the nation as a whole, but it certainly will change the political narrative for President Barack Obama's last year in office.
The third Monday in February in one of those three-day weekend holidays that is an enigma for most Americans. While common parlance refers to it as Presidents Day, it technically isn't.
Daniel Borenstein: Plan to shore up CalSTRS doesn't work as billed
Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through a plan to "fully fund" the $74 billion shortfall of CalSTRS, the nation's second largest pension system. But it may not work out that way.
Cartoons: Bernie Sanders jumps ahead of Hillary Clinton
It wasn't close in New Hampshire, and now Bernie Sanders has some real momentum over the previous favorite, Hillary Clinton, among Democrats heading into the next round of primaries and caucuses.
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Malheur refuge should be returned to PaiutesYour editorial "FBI finally takes action at Malheur" provides the basis for a positive, timely and most appropriate action: Return the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to its original inhabitants, the Burns tribe of Paiute Indians!
Oakland Voices: Recent forum on firearms hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee highlights impact and pain caused by gun violence
The loss of life caused by gun violence illustrates the need for gun law reform, attendees said
Thomas Sowell: Government 'entitlement' is a very dangerous concept
During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes.
Watch: Who won between Bernie and Hillary in Milwaukee?
Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin weighs in on the PBS Democratic debate in Milwaukee between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Former JPMorgan Midwest Regional Chairman William Daley and Bloomberg TV Contributor William Cohan also speak.
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade
The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7
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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models
Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.