THIESSEN: There's a word for the Democrats' negotiating strategy: Insanity

WASHINGTON — Good news for the incoming House Democratic majority! They have something President Trump … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 14, 2018

Are you better off today? To the Editor: One year ago I wrote in The … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 13, 2018

The president deserves respect To the Editor: On Wednesday, Nov. 7, I watched President Trump’s … Read more

PARKER: A vote for animals is a vote for humanity

WASHINGTON — For people who support the humane treatment of animals, including those that end … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 12, 2018

Ranch sale was a mistake To the Editor: The front page headline on Dec. 7 … Read more

RODGERS: Knowledge — Seeking the wisdom, courage to use it effectively

The scientific knowledge on what causes wildfires to spread so rapidly and burn so intensively … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 11, 2018

Guard exceeded authority To the Editor: On Monday Nov. 26, I was denied entry to … Read more

A life of service to the betterment of our community

“It has been a pleasure.” That was Craig Pedro’s humble and low-key parting message to … Read more

Letters to the Editor for December 8, 2018

Reschedule vote on General Plan To the Editor: Local residents should be deeply disturbed that … Read more

DOWD: Curtains for the Clintons

The snow is falling lightly. My thoughts are racing darkly. I’m feeling something foreign, something … Read more

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 6, 2018

Help the homeless To the Editor: Here’s a message for the Board of Supervisors and … 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

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