Opinion

Reader Input: GOP rigged election system

To the editors and columnists: David Brooks, Paul Krugman, Gail Collins, Eugene Robinson, E.J. Dionne, etc.: Republicans have been overly successful with their gerrymandering sch ...

Another View: How Charles Dickens changed Christmas

He needed the money. In the fall of 1843, with his wife Catherine expecting their fifth child, a heavy mortgage and lagging sales from the monthly installments of his book “M ...

Reader input: Goodbye to Hilda’s Bakery

It’s sad to see an Auburn landmark go away — Hilda’s Bakery. I have never seen a truly excellent business run into the ground in such a short period of time. It ...

Reader input: Proud to be an American

Had Ron Paskey (“Report on CIA incomplete, shoddy,” Reader Input, Dec. 19) bothered to inform himself, he would find that literally thousands of those directly affected ...

Reader input: Pause and think before you act

Whatever happened to common sense? Yes, the world is changing, but not for everyone. Some people as well as some countries walk to the beat of a different drummer. Just because we ...

Reader input: Thank you Auburn Concert Band

Our town was recently treated to a free concert from the Auburn Concert Band at our newly restored State Theatre.  We thoroughly enjoyed their wonderful selection of Christmas ...

Andy Lukkonen: Welcome

Quality time can be as simple as ‘the long way home’

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” The words credited to Mother Teresa ring true with me, but sometimes I have to ...

Wishes for the world 2014

Dear Readers: From tiny acorns grow mighty oaks. The dreams of the young are the seeds of the future. It’s my honor to present these youthful voices, each one striving to m ...

Time for your Christmas gifts

Goodness. Twenty years ago (20! I’m impressed and amazed) I began my toasty tradition of giving you Christmas presents in the column that appears right before Dec. 25. I kn ...