Short takes: Union Democrat commentary on recent news

Economic boost Notah Begay III to Sonora? What a great start for Telili Golf Club, … Read more

Letters to the editor for May 29, 2019

Check your facts To the Editor: A recent letter ranted about the Democrats making many … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 25, 2019

Christian Morality vs Hate, Rage and Hypocrisy To the Editor: Today’s political environment is the … Read more

RUCKER: TUD and its partners work to ensure firefighting capabilities

In his May 8, 2019 letter to the editor, TUD board member Ron Ringen to … Read more

EDITORIAL: TCEDA should release the conflict of interest report

Sonora City Council took an important step Monday night in voting unanimously for the Tuolumne … Read more

Letters for May 22, 2019

Too many closings To the Editor: I was very sad to read that Talulahs closed. … Read more

Editorial: Downtown Sonora needs an advocate

The ebb and flow of downtown businesses is starting to feel less like a sunny … Read more

Letters to the editor for May 11, 2019

The Company You Keep To the Editor: It is often said that “You are known … Read more

Letters to the editor for May 4, 2019

Remember Our Troops Past and PRESENT To the Editor: The U.S. Post Office has done … Read more

Letters to the editor for May 8, 2019

Not a Hillary fan To the Editor: Hillary Clinton reminds me of the Japanese soldier … Read more

BROOKS: An era defined by fear

Another synagogue shooting. Another day of shock. Another lonely fanatic. Another cascade of insecurity and … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 1, 2019

Still in office? To the Editor: I will say this about Donald Trump: He is … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 27, 2019

An age-old saying To the Editor: I guess the politicians nowadays have never heard the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 24, 2019

Wasteful spending To the Editor: I would like to know how much money Sonora and … Read more

EDITORIAL - RIDDLE: Arts education can be life changing

What a terrific opportunity for Tuolumne County students to be able to learn science, technology, … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 20, 2019

Gas tax hijinks To the Editor: Is it legal for our elected officials to take … Read more

KESHNER: What’s keeping our economy from being stronger?

We have had tax cuts, deficit spending, and low interest rates. We should have a … Read more

BATEMAN: The case for cash

Running was my religion 35 years ago, and I went to church a lot. Once … Read more

BROOKS: People can savage social norms, but also revive them

When Cass Sunstein was a young law professor, he happened to come across an older … Read more

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

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