Ryan, Republicans and the Republic

To adapt the old phrase to today’s GOP: The ships are leaving the sinking rat. … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April, 18 2018

Opt out of sanctuary polices To the Editor: Based on recent events it appears to … Read more

GOP, Dems just did something big together

Washington seems to be in the grip of hyperpartisan gridlock these days. Important bills are … Read more

Paul Ryan is no Margaret Chase Smith

Shortly after Hawaii and Alaska joined the Union and I was still a semi-young wiseguy, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 17, 2018

Equal broadband needed To the Editor: Let me state unequivocally that Laurie Sylwester is the … Read more

The downing of a nation’s president

We’ve seen this movie before. It would seem but a matter of time before the … Read more

The good, the bad and the budget

Bravos Lots of good news from area schools recently: • High School seniors are completing … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 14, 2018

How’s your family faring? To the Editor: Dec. 12, 2017 — The end of Obamanomics … Read more

Making the most of prescribed burns

Fire hasn’t always been feared the way it is now. Native Americans historically used fire … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 13, 2018

American oligarchs To the Editor: I recently heard on TV a term I don’t recall … Read more

Robert Mueller stands at the crossroads

Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 in reaction to a media still … Read more

Fire risk map too little too late

It was a clear-cut case of too little and too late when the California Public … Read more

For Trump son-in-law Kushner, prison reform is personal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants to help federal inmates “who have served their time … Read more

Trump threatens to repeat Obama’s mistakes

WASHINGTON — During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump excoriated President Barack Obama for “the way … Read more

The return of Mister Rogers

Mr. Rogers is back in the news, popularly trending on Facebook, a new Forever stamp, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 11, 2018

The gun control debate To the Editor: To all of you pro-gun people, let me … Read more

Republicans and patriotism

The election night words of the long-shot Republican candidate after his upset victory remain with … Read more

Facebook is not the problem - Lax privacy rules are

As recently as 2010, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, believed that … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 10, 2018

Adopt reasonable gun control laws To the Editor: The second amendment is not about creating … Read more

Life as a kid behind bars

When a kid in trouble arrives at the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Center, they … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 7, 2018

A plaque worth seeing To the Editor: Hats off to another wonderful commemorative work by … Read more

The most influential man on earth

Who is the most influential human being on the planet? My vote goes to Vladimir … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 6, 2018

Build each other up To the Editor: I had the privilege of teaching and coaching … Read more

Trump acted in haste on tariffs

By the time most folks reach 70, even very impetuous males, they’ve realized the truth … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 5, 2018

Should North Korea concern us Mr. McClintock? To the Editor: In another couple of months … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 4, 2018

A different kind of parade To the Editor: The Veterans Day parade being planned, supposedly … Read more

Trump, Democrats create logjam in confirmation of diplomats

WASHINGTON — What if they had negotiations to prevent a war and nobody came? That’s … Read more

Helpful hints for candidates

Successful politicians, those who have won election and re-election to office, almost always have an … Read more

Moonlight Fire: Timber titan appeals to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — When the country’s second-largest lumber producer tries to take the U.S. Justice Department … Read more

A census question about citizenship is OK

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is being sued over its plans to include a question … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 3, 2018

The gun control debate To the Editor: To all of you anti-gun people, let me … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 31, 2018

Sylwester for supervisor To the Editor: The District 3 Board of Supervisors’ campaign is in … Read more

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