Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:00 am
Local historian Greg Gores taught his classes a common adage. The precept was heard in the Soviet Union long before its demise in the 1980s. Loosely translated and echoed by the workers, it was: “They pretend to dictate the impossible and we pretend to carry it out.”
Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:00 am
Be on the lookout Sunday for a 5-ton modified Hummer that signals the arrival of the Wargaming Road Tour to the Lodi Street Faire. The Hummer is completely outfitted with seven gaming stations, in-game promo codes, merchandise and more.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
Historical calamities which turn into total catastrophes are always repeated by the same suspects. In the last half of the ‘70s, Afghanistan had stability; its government was secular, the Afghans for the most part lived well, and they had good relations with their neighbor Soviet Russia.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:00 am
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 am
Government spying by any means possible is nothing new. Here’s an example:
Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 am
A small group of business leaders from Gagauzia, Moldova, were treated to a taste of Lodi on Wednesday.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 12:00 am
A group of business leaders from a former Soviet state will visit Lodi next week to learn about the area’s wine industry.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 am
How does someone who is devoutly religious commit evil acts that get innocent people killed? How can people who believe in tolerance act hateful and vindictive to those with whom they disagree? What about those who promote the natural selection of Darwinism, but at the same time strive to protect the weak?
Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:54 pm
Seems to me Detroit's declaration of bankruptcy — like Stockton's and San Bernardino's — is a threat to the very foundation of the nation.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi was once home to a secret communications center that played a key role for the U.S. military during the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 am
College freshmen are lined up and asked to choose sides on a political issue. Those who pick the "wrong" side are sent to re-education classes for a week and monitored thereafter.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:00 am
Fourteen years ago, powers from Washington flexed its muscle through Title IX in Lodi by threatening to deprive Lodi Unified School District tax funding if the high schools did not integrate P.E. classes with boys and girls. They determined same-sex P.E. classes were a form of discrimination.
Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:00 am
I wonder how many of the News-Sentinel's readers have been to Novokuznetsk, Siberia, in the Russian Federation. It is 9,000 air-miles from Lodi. I just returned from there, where I spent time working with Teen Challenge leaders from throughout Siberia and Russia.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:00 am
The first years of the 1970s saw the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and the military draft coming to an end. The size of our military began to shrink, despite an increased threat from the Soviet Union in Europe as they continued to build a larger and offensively oriented force.
Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:00 am
Few remember Pearl Harbor. Yet all claim to know the Spanish Inquisition. Do they?
Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00 am
Freshman Tyler McMullen, 16, smacked a pingpong ball against the exterior wall of the Lodi High School library on Thursday. Around him, members of the Pingpong Club practiced against the door to the north gym, and on the rickety, slightly broken pingpong table.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:00 am
"No new idea in education lasts more than two years," a
University of the Pacific professor once told me. His length of
time (more like five years rather than two) may have been off, but
his premise was absolutely correct.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:00 am
It never ceases to amaze me how many airheads and do-gooders
continue to buy into the class warfare garbage of Karl Marx and
Barack Obama. Have we learned nothing from history? Many are too
young to remember the track record in Cuba; much less the breakup
of the Soviet Union and eastern Europe.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:00 am
Drug trafficking cartels cannot do business without laundering
their money. There is no place to hide or to do business with
billions of dollars of cash or gold. If so-called “war” against
drugs was serious, enforcement against obvious money laundering
would be serious.
Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:00 am
I was somewhat pleasantly surprised to see your Opinion Page
sporting what looked like an anti-Obama cartoon. Did you know what
it was going to say before you ran it? Be that as it may, I
couldn't help wondering that if this does represent your opinion,
where were you when we needed you?
Monday, February 7, 2011 12:00 am
A Lodi woman had the time of her life when she hosted a
fundraiser for Ronald Reagan when he was running for president in
Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:00 am
It makes me angry and sick to think what that punk did in
Arizona. What may be worse, is the Democrats jumping to a
conclusion that this is the Republicans' fault. I'll tell you, no
one deserves what happened that day — no matter who they are. That
little girl was Dallas Green's granddaughter.
Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:00 am
When he returned to Lodi in October 1950, the young, rangy Frank
Bessac was hailed as a hero.
Saturday, August 7, 2010 12:00 am
While watching the weekend talk shows, I noticed that there are
more and more intellects wanting the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan
because they feel it is a no-win situation we are facing. We told
the Afghans that we were going to redo their entire infrastructure,
but what have we accomplished after all these years?
Friday, July 16, 2010 10:11 pm
It is ironic that it took the quixotic chair of the Republican
Party to make one of the most realistic assessments of the
eight-year American war in Afghanistan.
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