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  • Dec 4, 2015
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    Who’s behind big, bad Delta island water grab? 3

    One question no one asks is: Why haven’t those who vow to protect the Delta try buying the islands themselves? Apparently the Swiss company that owns the land has had them on the market for a few years....More
  • Wet sidewalk in Sacramento
    Dec 1, 2015
    Commentary

    How will social media reflect California's winter?

    How will social media record and reflect what could be an epic California winter?...More
  • Nov 17, 2015
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    Sophisticated drug smuggling at U.S.-Mexico border 2

    Border Wars details so much of what U.S. Border Patrol agents face in enforcing drug and immigration laws. It is a must-watch television show about what really happens along the Mexico-U.S. border, not what politicians think happens. A good portion of the show details the efforts to stem illegal immigration. I talked about that in a recent commentary....More
  • Nov 13, 2015
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    Immigration reform - agricultural guestworker or Bracero program makes sense 3

    It is difficult to erase the image of a dehydrated man crumpled on the side of a dusty Arizona-Mexico border road near Nogales, Ariz. vomiting bile in the dirt. A compassionate Border Patrol agent stands over him, giving what aid he can and asks necessary questions of the physically distressed human being. The illegal immigrant was crossing with a group of others trying to get to the U.S. to work. He fell ill and was left behind to be found by a good Samaritan or die. An agent radios for an ambulance. It’s an hour away....More
  • Structure used during construction of Shasta Dam became visible in 2015
    Nov 11, 2015
    Commentary

    Bombs, guns and lawsuits each have a similar purpose 1

    Some use bombs, guns and knives to elicit fear; others use lawsuits to achieve their purposes...More
  • Rain on a car windshield
    Nov 3, 2015
    Commentary

    It's raining in California: time to party!

    It takes precious little else to excite Californians these days than rain and snow falling from the sky...More
  • Women play a big part in advancing American agriculture
    Oct 29, 2015
    Commentary

    Character content, not labels, makes agriculture great

    Women serve many vital roles in American agriculture...More
  • Bat flying by the moon Getty Images
    Oct 28, 2015
    Commentary

    Getting a little 'batty' before Halloween

    Bats not only play an important roll in ecosystems, but have been credited with providing billions of dollars in agricultural pest control services...More
  • Plates of Mexican food
    Oct 26, 2015
    Commentary

    How Facebook has killed legitimate debate

    When it comes to communications, social media has perhaps done more to destroy diligent debate than any other medium known to man...More
  • Oct 21, 2015
    blog

    ‘Skeptic’s Day’ a logical opportunity to discuss GMOs

    A commonly-asked question on the www.GMOAnswers.com website is whether GMOs cause cancer. “No,” says the online response from Kevin Folta, chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. “There is absolutely zero reputable evidence that GMO foods cause cancer.”...More
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