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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...

The focus should not be on condemning the rioters

Here we are again.  Precious black lives are being lost. And although we have been demanding change for some time, it hasn’t come. Our culture...

Crisis of Maskulinity

That’s it.  The intersection between the COVID-19 pandemic and the culture wars has made me go full partisan, at least for now. It’s not that...

The Second Dangers of COVID-19

While health care workers are struggling to obtain personal protective equipment (PPE), some of us are littering it at our local supermarkets’ parking lots....

It’s OK to joke around & laugh right now

In the United States, as of this writing, 215,344 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Of these, 5,112 have died. And...

Opinion: Our partisan fever is dangerous

Partisanship is particularly useless right now. Worse, it’s proving dangerous... I saw this exemplified in real time last week. Mid-week, I was reading...

Opinion: Why is blackface still such a divisive issue? Perhaps we don’t know what it really means

David Carter, a Milpitas High School teacher, wore blackface. Carter’s actions -- regardless of holiday -- were wrong and racist. That we can all...

Opinion: In the matter of the blackface teacher, there’s a more important question than whether he should be fired…

In regard to the matter of one David Carter, the Milpitas teacher who wore blackface in the classroom last Halloween, and whose job status...

Opinion: Political correctness should not cost MHS students a great teacher

Political Correctness is far more deadly than CoVid-19. While it does kill people, it also kills creativity and the human spirit. Case in point:...

Opinion: It’s important that you vote

We live in strange times. Within the first fifth of this young century, we’ve had our minds rewired many times over, courtesy of the Internet,...

Two possible solutions to ease housing for teachers, staff, & city workers

As the election heats up, housing is one of the key issues that all the candidates are tackling. Admittedly, this is not something that...

The Milpitas Beat endorses Minh Ngo for School Board

This is The Milpitas Beat’s first-ever political endorsement. The Beat hereby endorses candidate Minh Ngo in his race to become a Milpitas Unified School District...

Opinion: How Ling Kong can win the School Board Special Election

Consider the case of one Ling Kong.  Kong’s running for the open Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) School Board seat in March, 2020’s Special Election....

Opinion: Tonight, Mayor Tran has 2 choices

At tonight’s City Council meeting, Council will decide whether or not to move forward on rotating out Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez and giving another...

Recommended to Milpitas: Watch “The Irishman” this Thanksgiving

Sorry I’ve been away for awhile. A couple readers have waged recent complaints about missing my Opinion-Editorials. Strange, since when I’m active with them,...

Opposition is not Advocacy

Below is an excerpt from a recent NFIB article titled ‘California Legislature Codifies Dynamex Decision.’ The NFIB is an advocate for small businesses. Leading up to...

SJECCD supports Undocumented Student Week of Action

Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) is committed to the proposition that quality, affordable higher education, job training, and career development opportunities should be available...

Latest news

Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan defends a past marked by numerous court cases

Business executive Suraj Viswanathan is banking on what he believes is his strong business record and dark-money free campaign to nab him a Milpitas...

Elected officials can’t delete social media posts; they’re considered public records

Dear Editor: Public Records may not be a blockbuster topic.  Though it should be... Public Records have been a systemic problem and sore subject for the...

Voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) will host a virtual town hall in partnership with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Open letter: Shocked by City Councilmember’s unprofessional and unfounded claim

Mr. Bob Nuñez, Watching the City Council meeting on September 15, 2020, I was taken back and appalled that someone as seasoned as you, Mr....

No on Prop 16 car rally draws crowds in Milpitas

Last Saturday, September 19, about 100 cars -- all decorated with signs and flags -- drove down Milpitas streets including Abel, Jacklin, and Park...
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