It’s a dog-eat-dog White House

WASHINGTON — No sooner had I ordered the 2011 book “Less Than Human” for a … Read more

Letter to the Editor for August 16, 2018

Drain the swamp To the Editor: “Drain the swamp, drain the swamp!” was the oft-repeated … Read more

Rural water use: Why watering matters

There’s an old saying — if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 14, 2018

What’s wrong with the Democrats? To the Editor: The resistance is unbelievable. Democrats hate jobs … Read more

On public service, resilience and doing the right thing

Bravos To the school leaders who are retiring this summer at Sonora, Summerville, Big Oak … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 11, 2018

McClintock is out of touch To the Editor: When top Republican strategist, Steve Schmidt, who … Read more

EDITORIAL — Moving forward on economic development

The uproar over the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority has unnecessarily turned into an ugly … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 10, 2018

TCEDA and North Korea To the Editor: I recently attended a TCEDA Board meeting. It … Read more

Twitter rants against Russia probe: Obstruction or Trump being Trump?

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 9, 2018

A tale of a public servant To the Editor: Your Saturday edition carried an editorial … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 8, 2018

Career politician or public servant? To the Editor: Tom McClintock, our Congressional representative, is a … Read more

The Clinton campaign sought dirt on Trump from Russian officials. Where’s the outrage?

WASHINGTON — All of Washington is waiting with bated breath to find out whether the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 7, 2018

Firefighters need more water To the Editor: So, what is it about this community and … Read more

Go to this meeting

Rarely is a meeting more important than one taking place on Wednesday evening. That’s when … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 4, 2018

Who’s lying? To the Editor: I will take Denise Bergamaschi’s word for it, that Obama … Read more

Charter school would mean $250,000 loss to Twain Harte

On behalf of the school board, staff and students at Twain Harte School I wish … Read more

The American art of renewal

“Make America Great Again” is the oft-caricatured slogan of the Donald Trump presidency. When Trump … Read more

Would a third-party option stand a chance?

Is there room for a third party? If some independent mounted a presidential bid in … Read more

Time to give back to this mountain community

Having been involved with the Pinecrest Elementary School since 1970 and having spent seven years … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 2, 2018

How quickly they forget To the Editor: I am writing in response to Kurt Quigley’s … Read more

RIDDLE COLUMN: The view from my office window

Every work day, I look out my office window and study the Sonora Dome. Sometimes … Read more

A calm exterior ‘role’ masks the internal chaos

WASHINGTON — Two distinct realities coexist in the nation’s capital with the approximate compatibility of … Read more

Letters to the Editor for August 1, 2018

Checks and balances To the Editor: A recent letter in the Democrat suggested that the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 31, 2018

The best country in the world To the Editor: I am tired of seeing all … Read more

How Donald Trump lost re-election in 2020

Last week, my colleague Bret Stephens imagined a news article on the morning after President … Read more

On hiking, helping others and the Budfather Collective

Bravos Roads, roads and more roads. It’s the summer of roads as every part of … Read more

How Donald Trump won re-election in 2020

(A sneak peek at The New York Times’ news analysis from the future.) Nov. 4, … Read more

In defense of poodles

WASHINGTON — It didn’t take long after the Helsinki summit for European and American media … Read more

Reforming NATO is the only way to save it

Donald Trump recently ignited yet another firestorm by hedging when asked whether protecting the newest … Read more

EDITORIAL: Let’s reset the conversation about Sonora High

Now that the Sonora Union High School District has selected a new superintendent, it's time … Read more

The hypocrisy of the Democratic Russia hawks

WASHINGTON — With his interference in the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin achieved something … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 25, 2018

Kavanaugh and what we hold dear To the Editor: The confirmation of a justice on … Read more

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