Is Iraq another Vietnam?

Is Iraq another Vietnam? The question is being asked more often as the numbers of fallen U.S. soldiers steadily increases, and it appears to some that a quagmire is in the making. There are important differences, however, in Vietnamese and Iraqi history and society, which make these conflicts unique and their outcomes likely to be […]

Protecting Marcus Wesson protects us all

In June Marcus Wesson was convicted of murdering nine of his own children, children he fathered with his daughters and nieces, and at the end of summer Fresno city and county police, prosecutors, public defenders, jailers and judges are still counting the financial cost. The money—well over $1 million and including everything from the $31 […]

Reflections on a school dress code

My first encounter with public school dress codes was in fall 1997, when the Sanger Unified School District initiated new policies and my son Jeff had to completely change his wardrobe to meet the requirements. From a purely practical standpoint, our family was not very happy at the outset. The new dress code meant either […]