February 16, 2011 11:32 AM

Commentary: Mr. President, Visit the San Joaquin Valley

Dear President Obama: We invite you to visit the San Joaquin Valley on your trip to the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday. In fact, we think your visit here should take priority over your stay in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. That’s because our Valley represents the worst of the problems facing America — few jobs, underwater homeowners, scary school dropout rates, drugs and gangs you know the litany from your days as an organizer in Chicago.

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