Trump isn’t first president to cozy up to Putin

WASHINGTON — The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 18, 2018

Constitutional queries To the Editor: I seem to be a little bit confused, not quite … Read more

The Murder-Suicide of the West

When C.S. Lewis was a boy, his mother died. “With my mother’s death,” he wrote, … Read more

Trump’s Supreme choice

WASHINGTON — In May 2016, when candidate Donald Trump released a short list from which … Read more

Chico Marx for President

In a scene in the 1933 film “Duck Soup,” the character played by Chico, the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 14, 2018

Not a great idea To the Editor: In the effort to alleviate traffic through downtown … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 13, 2018

Your voice is needed To the Editor: If you are concerned about the condition of … Read more

Reciprocity is the method to Trump’s madness

Critics of Donald Trump claim there is no rhyme or reason to his foreign policy. … Read more

Taking the Disraeli Test

Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th-century British prime minister and writer, shrewdly advised that to be a … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 12, 2018

Some regulation is needed To the Editor: I am writing in response to the Guest … Read more

Fred Rogers and the loveliness of the little good

Often people are moved to tears by sadness, but occasionally people are moved to tears … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 11, 2018

Fixing the roads or fixing the fix To the Editor: The “Bump in the Road” … Read more

What? Me, Liberal? That's 'fake news'

WASHINGTON — I spent my first 30-plus years in the newspaper business as an editorial … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 10, 2018

InnovationLab proved a great location for website business To the Editor: I have been reading … Read more

The challenges of economic development

I am a private citizen and volunteer board member of Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 7, 2018

TCEDA future questionable To the Editor: The 2018 Grand Jury Report has blown Ken Perkins … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 6, 2018

Trump uses party to breed discord To the Editor: We are a year and a … Read more

America is guilty of neglecting children: Our own

It’s not just the kids at the border. America systematically shortchanges tens of millions of … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 5, 2018

Len Ackerman, where are you? To the Editor: Fishing season is in full swing and … Read more

Where is the independent voice among justices appointed by Democrats?

As Justice Anthony Kennedy prepares to retire, all eyes in Washington will be on the … Read more

Odds and ends

Thanks to President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, we learned this week from the nonpartisan … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 4, 2018

New leadership for District 4 To the Editor: Congressman Tom McClintock parrots the Heritage Foundation’s … Read more

One nation, many individuals

We celebrate the Fourth of July because that’s the day the Declaration of Independence was … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 3, 2018

Responding to a veteran To the Editor: Thank you for your service. I really mean … Read more

Anthony Kennedy and the privatization of meaning

America’s founders certainly believed in individual liberty, but they believed that liberty happens within a … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 30, 2018

Employees should share increase To the Editor: It was very disappointing to hear of the … Read more

The Max vs. the Don, a face off in the boxer’s ring

WASHINGTON — If I were a cartoonist ... I would often say to my friend … Read more

Southern Poverty Law Center has lost all credibility

WASHINGTON — After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern … Read more

Separation anxiety

WASHINGTON — It’s June and the crush of undocumented immigrants at the U.S. border with … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 29, 2018

Family forum offered needed information To the Editor: Last month, I had the privilege of … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 28, 2018

30 Day Challenge To the Editor: I woke up this morning to yet another beautiful … Read more

The question Republican candidates fear most in 2018

Alan Baron, who was a wise and witty man of politics, used to tell this … Read more

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