‘Bernie Bernstein’ wants the world to know his name

It is time for us as journalists to come clean and to recognize the great … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 16, 2017

Helping people To the Editor, I am getting very tired of hearing all the bad … Read more

What to my wondering ears did he say?

Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 15, 2017

Senior Bill of Rights To the Editor: The truth about Senate Bill 219 also know … Read more

They believe Moore’s accusers but not Trump’s?

Question for Republicans: If you believe the women now, why didn’t you believe the women … Read more

A trip to New York

Slight panic in the airport out in Texas. Waiting to check a bag, pull out … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November

Water feature To the Editor: I was driving up Stockton Road the other morning and … Read more

Who’ll be crying in their beer?

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders found a clever way to combine … Read more

How about incentives in these bullet train contracts?

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

I am an American veteran

I have hit the beach at Normandy, and weaved my way up Mount Suribachi, charging … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 11, 2017

Disrespecting the American Flag The colors of the American Flag represent various things. White signifies … Read more

Big election year for Democrats, not GOP

Pity the poor California Republican Party. While its national brethren control both houses of Congress … Read more

Leave no taxpayer behind

In the last four national elections, Americans made it clear that we won’t accept the … Read more

Time to repeal and replace the tax code

The Republicans’ tax bill would somewhat improve the existing revenue system that once caused Mitch … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 10, 2017

Shining city on a hill To the Editor: A terrorist born in Uzbekistan killed eight … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 9, 2017

McClintock, the Silencer To the Editor: A few days before the horrific Las Vegas massacre, … Read more

Save tax deductions for the homeowners

There’s a reason homeownership is still considered the “American Dream.” A home is a place … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 8, 2017

Patriots To the Editor: In 1966, when I was drafted, I went. That's what men … Read more

To be a great President, you first have to like politics

On the consensus list of the most significant American presidents following George Washington, there is … Read more

What Hollywood and politics have in common

What does Donald Trump have that former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, TV newsman Mark Halperin … Read more

High time for PUC to fix its San Onofre settlement

The California Public Utilities Commission now says it wants closure on its most contentious, most … Read more

Who gets to have nuclear weapons — and why?

Given North Korea’s nuclear lunacy, what exactly are the rules, formal or implicit, about which … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 7, 2017

Winter is coming To the Editor: With the cooler temperatures and the pending rain, once … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 4, 2017

Put in in perspective To the Editor: In 1932, the far right “nationalist” working class … Read more

Guest Opinion: Show preschool teachers their value

I work at an award-winning preschool in Sonora. Daily, my coworkers and I teach, socialize, … Read more

Guest Opinion: Homeless task force needs balance

I was appalled that our Sonora City Council leaders denied Hazel Mitchell a spot on … Read more

Guest Opinion: Time to create a homeless campground

Everyone is well aware of the problem of our homeless population in Tuolumne County. Some … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 3, 2017

Who we are and who we aren’t To the Editor: There is a lot of … Read more

Who gets to have nuclear weapons ‑ and why?

Given North Korea’s nuclear lunacy, what exactly are the rules, formal or implicit, about which … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 2, 2017

Let’s make America healthy To the Editor: Recently I attended a seminar on nutrition. They … Read more

FBI to Trump: Happy Halloween

WASHINGTON -- Beware the low-level volunteer. Virtually unheard of before Monday, when the FBI indicted … Read more

Statuary brawl

Latest to the vandals goes Teddy Roosevelt, whose bronze likeness astride a horse in front … Read more

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