Letters to the Editor for April 12, 2019

Are we dumb by design? To the Editor: We used to be smart. Americans invented … Read more

RIDDLE COLUMN: In celebration of National Poetry Month

We don’t usually publish poetry in The Union Democrat but when Kathleen Malloy sent me … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 11, 2019

Such great support To the Editor: The outpouring support for the Muslim community in the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 5, 2019

Closing charter school was wrong To the Editor: The Tuolumne County School Board voted for … Read more

New protections a boon for wildlife, business

The Merced River is my favorite place in the country — there is reverence and … Read more

RINGEN: Coping with water conservation regulations

With all the rain and snow we’ve been blessed with the last two winters, one … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 3, 2019

Rein yourselves in, supervisors To the Editor: Today I read the article and saw the … Read more

RIDDLE COLUMN: On fairness, respect and time away from cell phones

Spending says much about priorities The optics of the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors and … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 30, 2019

Consignment store problems To the Editor: Over the years, on average, a 40 percent markup … Read more

BROOKS: We’ve all just made fools of ourselves – again

“You have a president who, in my opinion, beyond a shadow of a doubt, sought … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 27, 2019

The little man To the Editor: I receive The Union Democrat down here in Goleta, … Read more

Letters to the editor for March 23, 2019

Illegal immigration is cheating To the Editor: It’s ironic that the big college entrance cheating … Read more

BROOKS: What rural America has to teach everyone else

Everybody says rural America is collapsing. But I keep going to places with more moral … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 20, 2019

Please bring Bateman back To the Editor: “Recalled to life!” echoed in the streets of … Read more

How astronaut Neil Armstrong stayed humble

There’s a short scene near the end of “Apollo 11,” the thrilling new documentary about … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 16, 2019

VA contractors needed To the Editor: It is beyond me why our area has no … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 13, 2019

I love The Union Democrat To the Editor: I subscribe to both, the print and … Read more

CHERRY: Newspapers play an irreplaceable role in democracy

What do you think about the proposal to construct new bus stops in downtown Sonora? … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 9, 2019

We need Brooks column To the Editor: I know that because of the bankruptcy of … Read more

BROOKS: The impossible ‘Medicare for all’

The Brits and Canadians I know certainly love their single-payer health care systems. If one … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 6, 2019

Calling all good men To the Editor: Did you see the Trump drive-by Cohenoscophy on … Read more

On trails, championships, setbacks and optimism

Bravos Dragoon Gulch is getting a lot of love these days, as well it should. … Read more

Letters to the Editor for March 2, 2019

Whipping Man is a must see To the Editor: I just saw “The Whipping Man” … Read more

Letters to the Editor for February 27, 2019

Murphys theater successes To the Editor: It seems the Union Democrat does not review plays … Read more

BROOKS: A nation of weavers

I start with the pain. A couple times a week I give a speech somewhere … Read more

Letters to the Editor for February 23, 2019

Citizen advocacy gets results To the Editor: The vote to shut down TCEDA by both … Read more

EDITORIAL: Government works best when the light shines through

To paint the debate over the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority as a dispute between … Read more

Letters to the Editor for February 20, 2019

Emergency To the Editor: We are all betrayed. I needed an entire day to think … Read more

Letters to the Editor for February 16, 2019

Sensible gun safety legislation To the Editor: Last Spring, more than 300 local residents gathered … Read more

EDITORIAL: On good deeds, growth, and the arts

With all the snow challenges this week, we thought it appropriate to highlight only the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for February 9, 2019

Wrong people in charge To the Editor: Lady Justice holds up scales as a symbol … Read more

LAYHEE: Perspectives on science, society, and women

I am a biologist with a local non-profit. In my career I have been involved … Read more

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