HANSON: The perpetual president

Former President Barack Obama recently continued his series of public broadsides against his successor, President … Read more

Letter to the Editor for December 7, 2018

Shortsightedness leads to disaster To the Editor: President Trump says our water and air have … Read more

THIESSEN: Let’s be the nation George H.W. Bush wanted us to be

WASHINGTON — President George H.W. Bush called on us to be a “kinder, gentler nation.” … Read more

BRUNI: George H.W. Bush’s uncommon grace

Kinder. Gentler. Those were words that George H.W. Bush famously used in his inaugural speech, … Read more

Letter to the Editor for December 5, 2018

A different kind of wall To the Editor: Sure, let’s build a wall, but not … Read more

KRISTOF: Forget trinkets. These gifts change lives

‘Tis the season when we inflict on one another neckties and perfumes that no one … Read more

THIESSEN: Gene editing is here. It's an enormous threat

WASHINGTON — A Chinese scientist's claim to have created the first genetically edited babies has … Read more

BEIL: Paradise lost — What can this community learn?

The tragedy of the Camp Fire in Butte County must give us pause because it … Read more

BROOKS: It’s not the economy, stupid

We’re enjoying one of the best economies of our lifetime. The gross domestic product is … Read more

EDITORIAL: On negotiations and decisions

When negotiations fail It is a sad state of affairs when the faculty of two … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 1, 2018

Childhood memories To the Editor: I grew up in Tuolumne County, and like many of … Read more

RENN: Memo to G-20 leaders: The 'future of work' is now

The "future of work" will top the agenda when G-20 leaders gather in Buenos Aires … Read more

THIESSEN: Trump is ready to deal. Are Democrats?

WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump first took office, many conservatives' greatest fear was that he … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 30, 2018

License for a right? To the Editor: David Titchenal’s guest column in the Nov. 27 … Read more

PARKER: Bipartisanship, thy name is Woman

WASHINGTON -- As newly elected congresswomen are poised to color this city blue, one wonders … Read more

BROOKS: Fighting the spiritual void

Wherever I go I seem to meet people who are either dealing with trauma or … Read more

EGAN: The beginning of the end of America’s best idea

AGOURA HILLS — When I was a little kid I passed through a ghost forest … Read more

THIESSEN: Roberts is wrong. We have Obama, Trump judges

WASHINGTON — For someone trying to demonstrate that the judiciary is not political, getting into … Read more

HANSON: The 1960s radicals won the culture war

Fifty years ago this year, the ’60s revolution sought to overturn U.S. customs, traditions, ideology … Read more

TITCHENAL: The Second Amendment is for everyone

Thirty-one states allow the open carrying of a handgun without any license or permit, and … Read more

Letters to the Editor for November 27, 2018

More tourism for Sonora To the Editor: Tourism is the life blood of Sonora. Tourists … Read more

EDITORIAL: For the holidays, here’s to all the good things

This is the Thanksgiving weekend edition of Bravos and Barbs, which means it’s all about … Read more

Letter to the Editor for November 24, 2018

Congressional enablers To the Editor: What is it going to take? Obviously, participating in felonious … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 21, 2018

The silence is deafening! To the Editor: On Oct. 19, and barely in time due … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 23, 2018

Paradise is wake up call for Sonora To the Editor: What happened in Paradise could … Read more

BAKER: Time to think new fire attack strategy

The time has come to rethink our fire attack strategy in California. I believe that … Read more

CRABTREE: County must adopt fire prevention policies

Tuolumne County has had many close calls from wildland fire just in the last five … Read more

FLOWERS: Longing for the comforts of home while searching for Thanksgiving in France

In 1981, I spent my junior year in Paris. It should have been a magnificent … Read more

MCFEATTERS: Give thanks for the great things about America

WASHINGTON — What this country needs is an orgy of patriotism.No, nothing about the man … Read more

SMITH: Rural America's revival begins on campus

All across America, university towns are thriving. Their skilled workforces and research activities draw in … Read more

PONNURU: Working-class men or suburban women? Republicans need both

Disappointed after the midterm elections, Republicans are trying to decide which voters should be the … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 20, 2018

Election ‘hate mail’ To the Editor: I am 88 years of age. I have voted … Read more

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