On helping, technology, giving and criminals

Bravos To Tuolumne County for spending $3.5 million on software and other technology to enable … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 9, 2017

Free speech not censored at Bret Harte To the Editor: Grayson Mobley’s idealistic and respectful … Read more

Let us hear your thoughts for the coming year

A reader suggested we print letters to Santa from grown-ups this holiday season. It seems … Read more

Remember: Racism cuts both ways

CHICAGO — A few recent headlines could be filed under the category “Racism Is Bad … Read more

The aging monster

The aging monster By ROBERT J. SAMUELSON WASHINGTON – No one can say we weren't … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 8, 2017

Let’s regain our moral compass To the Editor: Yesterday in church I had the privilege … Read more

Can the US stop North Korea from becoming a nuclear power?

The U.S.-North Korea confrontation is nearing another tense inflection point, with North Korea signaling that … Read more

Trump strikes back at federal investigators and the media

President Donald Trump bashed federal investigators on Twitter for the fourth day in a row … Read more

Lettres to the Editor for December 7, 2017

No place for partisanship in local races To the Editor: In The Union Democrat’s news … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 6, 2017

The new tax bill To the Editor: Senate Republicans (except for Bob Corker) managed to … Read more

Proposition 54: A ballot initiative that worked

There’s nothing politicians and lobbyists in this state hate more than the ballot initiative process … Read more

Lost Einsteins: The innovations we are missing

Much of human progress depends on innovation. It depends on people coming up with a … Read more

Is cake making constitutionally protected speech?

The conversation about a cake lasted less than a minute but will long reverberate in … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 5, 2017

Soroptimists honor female veterans To the Editor: The Twain Harte Soroptimist Club recently held a … Read more

Trump against the world

It was another week crammed with President Donald Trump duking it out on Twitter. Last … Read more

Understanding Republicans

It’s important for us to remember that even though President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 2, 2017

Federal Judges America – Not Trump To the Editor: The radical left on the bench … Read more

Brown helps developers evade CEQA

“I’ve never seen a CEQA exemption I don’t like.” — Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown made … Read more

There’s pleasure and power in this daily feast

Another Saturday morning. Spilling coffee on my Sports section. Blotting it up with my sleeve. … Read more

Letters to the Editor For December 1, 2017

Conserving what we have now To the Editor: Secretary Zinke has opened the door to … Read more

The question is – Who polices the police?

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was supposed to run a narrow investigation into accusations of … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 30, 2017

Benefits of TCEDA To the Editor: The Tuolumne County Business Council (TCBC) would like to … Read more

Fake news ‘will out’

The phrase “the truth will out” has always been at home in American newsrooms where … Read more

How tribal politics curse us with tribal morality

WASHINGTON — America is currently cursed, not only with tribal politics, but with tribal morality. … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 29, 2017

Ready to vote To the Editor I've seen enough, how about you? Where do you … Read more

Is time on their side?

Over countless news cycles that churned out multiple allegations of sexual harassment aimed at figures … Read more

How about incentives in bullet train contracts?

Reports rise almost weekly about missed construction deadlines and other time problems for California’s embattled … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 28, 2017

Liberalism and you To the Editor: This letter is to members of conscience in the … Read more

‘Punching up’ is American; ‘Punching down’ is not

Americans have traditionally responded more positively to humor that “punches up” rather than “punches down.” … Read more

Programs teach an awareness of the wild

In 1990, I left work as a Forest Service firefighter to help launch a nonprofit … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 25, 2017

‘Wonder’ To the Editor: If you ever wonder how this world has gotten quite so … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 24, 2017

The stranger among us To the Editor: Recall when you see a person by the … Read more

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