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The precarious state of truth-telling around the world was brought home to me during an international gathering of journalists in Singapore. One of the participants,... [Read More]
Pati Navalta Poblete began the week of the fourth anniversary of her son's slaying with a combination of exhaustion, dread and hope. Exhaustion from having... [Read More]
The politics are getting thicker in the decision on what to do with Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to... [Read More]
Welcome. I'm John Diaz, The Chronicle's editorial page editor and the leader of the Editorial Board. This is my inaugural Opinion Central newsletter, and I'm... [Read More]
For Evan Low, a Democratic member of the state Assembly, the "aha moment" about the initiative process came when he was solicited by a petition... [Read More]
and the politics, please You know Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox was starved for attention last week when he tweeted out a picture of himself... [Read More]
Bill Owens' photo book, "Suburbia," was quite the talk of Livermore in the 1970s. Residents of that East Bay town, 44 miles east and a... [Read More]
Bill Owens' photo book, "Suburbia," was quite the talk of Livermore in the 1970s. Residents of that East Bay town, 44 miles east and a... [Read More]
Smoke gets in their political eyes If our elected officials pause from partisan bickering long enough to glance up in the sky, they might notice... [Read More]
When the Boston Globe called on the nation's newspaper editorial boards to come together against President Trump's "dirty war on the free press," regular readers... [Read More]
The question arose, as it often does, at Monday's news meeting: How much should be made of President Trump's latest provocative tweet? This one was... [Read More]
Out of the embers of Charlottesville The hate, ugliness and violence of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., one year ago this weekend, is... [Read More]
President Trump picked a curious week to escalate his war on the news media by telling a group of veterans, "What you're seeing and what... [Read More]
Under orders of the Trump administration, the Internal Revenue Service has effectively walked away from any meaningful regulation of tax-exempt groups that are shielding their... [Read More]
"There is freedom of speech here," insisted James Sarda, chief editor of the family-owned Daily Express in the state of Sabah on the northwest coast... [Read More]
A Silicon Valley venture capitalist's dream to divide a California that has grown too big and unmanageable is hardly novel. Tim Draper's brainchild is merely... [Read More]
Rare is the election where both major parties celebrate victory over a common enemy. But that was the case in California on Tuesday night when... [Read More]
"The Fourth Estate" opens with top editors of the New York Times watching television coverage of President Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. "Wow, what... [Read More]
"Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel," the saying goes. Yet the Trump administration is picking a fight with American... [Read More]
Near the end of Tuesday's climactic gubernatorial debate in San Jose, moderator Chuck Todd of NBC News asked the candidates whether they would prefer the... [Read More]