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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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THE SUPREME COURT IS SWIMING IN MURKY WATERS

Where I grew up we were taught to respect the United States Supreme Court because that was the word of truth. Over the years I’ve watched the court hand down decisions that widened our scope of freedom. Stari decisis was something etched into marble.

SPECIAL NEEDS MEET SPECIAL STEEDS

T.H.E. CENTER in Hemet has for almost forty years been assisting special needs children. Founded by Theresa Wilhelm in 1984 T.H.E. CENTER has assisted thousands of young people, not just special needs but all kids. Their summer program, currently under the guiding hand of Becky Polk, continues to grow.

SOME THINGS THAT TRY ONE’S PATIENCE

At a time when folks’ nerves are on edge to start with, there are issues that just send one over the top. For instance:

WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

We, as a country, have slipped into digression. The government didn't do that to us. We've done it to ourselves. How often have you heard someone say things that remind you of something your grandmother might have been saying back during the Great Depression? Not as often as we should. Because of our bad habits, we have some serious personal problems.

For Black Americans, lifesaving medical care too often leads to lifelong...

Maurice Handy of Charlotte, North Carolina, was diagnosed with stage 4 medullary thyroid cancer. Following surgery, he needed chemotherapy for life. He had no insurance to cover treatment at an estimated cost of $10,000 monthly.

Letter to the Editor

I was truly saddened to read all the great publicity given by the Chronicle to the R-rated Paranormal Cirque coming to our valley this week, complete with trendy pictures. What a catch of free publicity for the dark-horror show! As if our nation isn’t seeing enough blood and gore with mass shootings each week - and with violence & sexual perversion at an all time high - we are now importing this sleaziness into our community!

AMERICA’S ANGRY YOUNG MEN

I am not surprised at all the massacres at the hands of young men with firearms. They are not limited in race, color or ethnicity. However, the leading force is white young men. There are exceptions, of course. White young men are angry as hell and they are responding in a way to get attention. Believe me; they are getting the attention they attempt to draw.

California’s reparations task force is reprising mistakes of the past

The task force has voted to distinguish between descendants of enslaved people who immigrated to California from other states, and Black people who immigrated from other countries. Its arbitrary classifications are likely to have legal, political and cultural repercussions.

School Shootings – Beyond the Hype and Spin

Every school shooting is tragic, including the recent massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Predictably, politicians and pundits are quick to politicize the issue to suit their personal agendas, while not offering any thoughtful analysis or potential solutions.

Money wars

Independent expenditure committees funded by special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to make their picks in the California primary. In some races, they are clearly supporting or opposing candidates. In others, the strategy is more complicated.