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Gun safety in our communities

Op-Ed by: Otto Lee In the early morning hours of April 3, 2022, a shooting broke out in Sacramento, horrifically taking the lives of 6...

I’m Worried About Masks Coming Off In Schools March 12th, But Not for the Reason You Think

It’s happening. The day we’ve all been waiting for… or feared… or have mixed emotions about… or resigned ourselves to never happening at all...

Milpitas schools were the first in California to favor at-home learning during omicron

Credit where it’s due: Milpitas schools were the first in California to favor at-home learning during omicron. I understand: this is an emergency. We needn’t...

Hey you, go get your COVID booster shot

Hey you, go get your COVID booster shot. I got mine last week. I felt all kinds of woozy. Heart-rate got real fast at one...

I had a colonoscopy at age 43. You might want to consider getting one, too…

I had a colonoscopy on September 1. I should have gone years ago, truth be told. I’m 43 years old. The recommended age for a...

MUSD’s Board President gathers student leaders to delve into threatening social media trends

For better, and in some cases, for worse, the digital age of communication and use of social media in education is here to stay. On...

The critical need for comprehensive school-based mental health resources

As many students return to their classroom this season, parents, educators, and legislators are rightly focused on efforts to address learning loss experienced during...

A summer remembrance: Natalia Smut

She died on a Friday, early in the morning. Natalia Smut (24), a Bay Area performer of widely acknowledged talent and charisma, was stabbed to...

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...

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