Letters to the Editor

Reader Input: That’s billions, with a ‘B’

When I went to school, I was taught that Congress was supposed to represent the people. Now our Congress represents the lobbyists. The lobbyists write the bills for the congressman ...

Reader Input: Extremists give voice to NRA

Who does the NRA really speak for? The National Rifle Association represents deer hunters, self-defense and Second Amendment devotees. But, in a very direct way, the NRA also rep ...

Call to Readers

Do you think charter schools are good for public education? Tell us why or why not. Let your voice be heard We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publis ...

Reader Input: Carve a timely path to citizenship

Concerning the March 6 Journal article, “Faith groups speak up for immigration reform,” I attended this meeting of more than 900 concerned people in Sacramento. Many we ...

Reader Input: Scaredy cats, stay home

I hate to write this, because it seems every time I read the comment section, I read something about that stupid lion (“Warning issued after mountain lion stalks hiker near C ...

Reader Input: Animal shelter not gold-plated

I was flabbergasted by the article on the proposed Placer County animal shelter and associated costs, which are unconscionable for the purpose (“Placer supes move on new $23. ...

Reader Input: Ag use views narrow-minded

Narrow-minded nattering nabobs of negativism insist that others should not be allowed to do something because they themselves do not think it should be done. Randall Cleveland (& ...

Reader Input: Series should scrutinize local schools

This is not to disparage the education that students may be receiving at any of the successful charter schools. But if you’re going to do a series on education, why write fiv ...

Reader Input: Uniforms help in education

There are many reasons why most charter and private schools are generally more successful than our public schools, but I wish to focus on one aspect that was mentioned in Tuesday&r ...

Reader Input: Republicans are tough on crime

In Florida, 2005, 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was snatched from her bed by John Couey, a repeat offender. Jessica was the “quiet girl with the radiant smile.” This mo ...