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The doctor wished me a good sleep. Then I blacked out. I awoke a half-hour later, but it felt as if only seconds had passed. I couldn’t open my eyes. It was if they were . . . more
The queen doesn’t need a passport or a driver’s license because she’s the queen, and she gets transported anyplace she wants to go. Just a little click of those thick-heeled black shoes and off she goes, with her Corgis in tow. more
The decision to attack Iranian terrorist mastermind Gen. Qassim Suleimani was the right one. The fact that the operation succeeded in killing him should be welcomed rather than second-guessed. more
I get plenty of letters, but only a few of them get published, so I thought you’d like to see some samples of the mail I get day in and day out from supporters and critics, the thoughtful, the loonies and the insightful. more
I’m sorry I missed writer-director James Gray’s sweeping sci-fi thriller “Ad Astra” — Latin for “To the Stars” — when it was in theaters last fall. I finally caught it over the holidays . . . more
As we begin a new decade, it’s time for the once-every-10-years Scrooge Award. It was a close contest for me. The candidates included . . . more
After 10 fulfilling years with the Long Beach Herald and Richner Communications, it is with a heavy heart that I announce my last day, Jan. 9, as your local newspaper editor.It wasn’t an easy … more
In January 2018, officials in Cape Town, South Africa, issued a dire warning: In three months, the city of 4 million people would run out of water unless urgent conservation action was taken. The city was fast counting down to what officials called “Day Zero.” more
I don’t want to be the person who wakes up every morning hoping to hear that President Trump had a heart attack or a stroke. I don’t want to wish for Mitch McConnell to have an unfortunate encounter with an 18-wheeler . . . more
Of all the columns I’ve written for the Heralds, none has generated more vigorous comment than my last one, “Criminals’ early release threatens public safety,” in the Dec. 12-18 issue. People have reached out to me to share their concern and outrage . . . more
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