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Notes & Quotes-March 24, 2018

Hollywood, What’s Going On With Sound? By Tom Morrow What’s going on in the television production industry where the music is louder than the actors’ dialogue? A number ...

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Op-Ed: Battling the Death Penalty with Baldwin

By Stephen Cooper If you’re thirsting to understand our increasingly cold, jaundiced, at times carcinogenic society, James Baldwin’s singular insight about America and his dizzying, divine command of ...

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Celebrate and Drive Wisely this Prom Season

Prom and Graduation plans can easily derail if dangerous choices are made. In 1992, I was 16 and an athlete at Tracy High School.  My eventful life as ...

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Notes & Quotes-March 17, 2018

Whatever By Tom Morrow People who are advocating California ceded from the Union are having delusions of grandeur. Consider this:  Taxes – Each remaining taxpayer would be over-burdened. ...

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Notes and Quotes-March 10, 2018

Whatever (or who) Shaped Your Politics? By Tom Morrow It might be an interesting brain twister if you would ask yourself “Why am I a Republican (or) Democrat? ...

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Op-Ed: Alabama has been torturing poor people for a long time.

By Stephen A. Cooper If you have a high-profile lawyer with powerful friends and you’re tortured while on death row in Alabama, everyone in the nation not only ...

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Notes and Quotes – March 3, 2018

Whatever Happened To the ‘Correct Way’? By Tom Morrow When I was in England not so many years ago, I had a tour guide give me a short ...

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Notes and Quotes-February 24, 2018

Touring the Outer Banks where history was made By Tom Morrow A few years ago, I visited the Outer Banks on the extreme coastal edge of North Carolina. ...

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Notes and Quotes-February 17, 2018

Predictability On This One is Easy By Tom Morrow I can predict the future over the next few months until Election Day: What’s left of 2019, Congress will ...

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Keep Our Oceanside Beach Palapas, Shelters, and Gazebos Free from Fees

Oceanside has always been known as the “family friendly city”.  Let’s not change that by instituting a charge to use the palapas on our beaches and at our ...

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The Declaration of Gettysburg

When Americans join the military, they surrender their rights, even unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  In return they have certain expectations.  Their service ...

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Notes & Quotes: February 10, 2018

By Tom Morrow Last week in my “Historically Speaking” column, I wrote about the history of “Jim Crow” laws. I heard from a few readers wanting to know ...

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Notes and Quotes- February 3, 2018

The ‘One’ New Year’s resolution I’ve kept By Tom Morrow I’ve only kept one New Year’s resolution that I can remember. It was a gloomy, gray, cloudy Iowa ...

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Notes and Quotes-January 27, 2018

A Look Back in Local History By Tom Morrow NOTE FROM ME: This historical note was in my column of Dec. 4, 2004, in commemoration of the attack ...

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Op-Ed: Concerning Our Endless Quest for Self-Improvement

By Stephen A. Cooper, Esq. To counterbalance the competitive pace of the digital age, and the cacophony of self-help gurus—always more voluble at the start of a new ...

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