Why? Because Sarah sez so, that’s why

When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked the press corps Monday to preface … Read more

A time to harvest gratitude for farmers

Whenever this country mouse comes home to Central California, as I did recently to speak … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 23, 2017

The truth will make you free To the Editor: Once again, we have a recognized … Read more

No victory dance yet for Trump on tax bill

When the GOP House voted to repeal Obamacare in May, President Donald Trump invited supporters … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 22, 2017

Tax plan only helps the rich To the Editor: For the last 40 years, the … Read more

A beleaguered Tillerson is still at the table

A funny thing happened to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the way to the … Read more

The powerful raging war on the weak

The story is as timeless as it is ugly. The names of the actors change, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 21, 2017

Marijuana To the Editor: This letter is intended to express my concern and disappointment in … Read more

One-party rule causes partisan schisms

Some of the 25 surviving Republicans in the state Assembly — a politically endangered species … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 18, 2017

Water polo To the Editor: Sonora High School and the greater Sonora area community are … Read more

How to take a stand and fix the Republican tax plan

Back when congressional Republicans were rolling out one unpopular health care bill after another, it … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 17, 2017

Going somewhere for the holidays? To the Editor: For years, I have made people aware … Read more

‘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

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