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The only positive thing I can think to say about climate change

My wife’s got me reading about climate change lately. Used to be, I’d read about climate change daily. Come nighttime, under the covers, as a...

We are living in a nightmare world where artists are expected to act like politicians

Here’s a terrifying dystopian scenario for you: Imagine a world where every artist is forced to behave exactly like a politician. Imagine a hellscape in...

For Mental Health Awareness Month, watch “The Funeral” with Christopher Walken

Movies about “issues” have a way of demeaning and undermining the issue. Drama itself is already by design an instrument for provoking sympathy or...

5 ways to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without sounding like an antisemite

With the Israeli Army and Hamas having reached an exhale-inducing ceasefire after 11 intense days of fighting, I’d like to take a moment to...

The Chauvin Verdict: Vigilance & tears

Let it out. That’s what this night is about. Let it out. Shed your tears. Bask in the feeling of relief, however fleeting and brief,...

Book review: Andy Ngo’s UNMASKED is a failure of journalism & persuasion

I had the unusual experience of reading “Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy” over the past couple of weeks, unusual insofar as...

Peak cancellation: Mumford & Sons’ Winston Marshall gets mobbed on Twitter for liking the wrong book

Is it over yet? Have we finally reached peak (or valley) cancellation? I doubt it, unfortunately. But I wish it was, and we had. For...

Letter to a Woke Friend

Dear Woke Friend-- Before I take you to pieces, I’ll take a moment to define “wokeness.” I’m not referring to the original wokeness, which is...

Prediction: Joe Biden will be a great president

I’ve never written a predictive op-ed before. It’s not my scene. I don’t have a crystal ball. And I prefer exploring possibilities to betting...

Small businesses in Milpitas and surrounding communities need protection from abusive lawsuits

As Milpitas residents continue to shelter in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and eventually prepare for the safe reopening of our local...

Mike Pence can put a stop to this madness — but will he?

In the violent waning days of the Trump administration, after police in Washington, D.C., cleared out insurgent Trump supporters who poured upon the Capitol...

While COVID-19 went after Americans’ bodies, sentimentality proved deadly to our minds

Americans are sentimental.  Are we uniquely so? It’s hard to say. One can’t of course measure a frame of mind. What one can measure, however,...

Is there a writer at the Wall Street Journal? Only if you need a misogynist.

Dr. Epstein—Mr. Epstein—Joseph—old-timer: a bit of advice on what may seem like a small but I think is a not unimportant matter. Any chance...

State of hypocrisy: The grand failure of California politicians who violate COVID rules

Here in the progressive bubble, as we forever scrunch our eyebrows and subject ourselves to endless analysis as to why anyone in the world...

Vote YES on Proposition 22

What is Proposition 22 and why is it important to you? Prop 22 applies to California drivers who work for app-based rideshare and delivery services...

Opinion: Milpitas is dropping the ball on helping homeless people

In 2020, Milpitas got struck by an invader. The invader could be recognized the whole world over. It was subtle yet sinister. It could usually...

Masks to freedom: Wearing masks will bring back freedom

Few things bother Americans more than infringements on their Freedom. Freedom is the God-given right of Americans: go spend a day at the beach, go...

Santa Clara County needs to communicate better about COVID-19

Like many Santa Clara County residents, I’m glued to the County’s COVID-19 dashboard, which provides invaluable information on case totals, death totals, demographic breakdowns,...

State of emergency: Trump’s Oklahoma rally epitomizes everything that’s wrong with him

Today, the Oklahoma State Department of Health added 331 cases to its statewide Covid-19 tally. That means the total of people sick with the...

4 reasons Governor Gavin Newsom’s mask order is a good idea

Governor Gavin Newsom finally did it. Following in the footsteps of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Hawaii, and other states, per Newsom’s directive, California...

The political power of the word “Karen”

Flat-out: The left is crushing it with this “Karen” thing. I’m proud of us, frankly. For the uninitiated (if this article can penetrate the rock...

If all lives really do matter, then why aren’t we acting like It?

I was first introduced to the Black Lives Matter movement six years ago, in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed...

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