Opinion

NDA Act would disgrace US history

The 2012 “National Defense Authorization Act” contains provisions within it that, if made law, would essentially authorize the United States government to use military and poli ...

GOP voters get what they deserve

Pardon me if I fail to join the crowd handicapping next week’s Iowa GOP caucuses like racetrack touts peddling betting tips on the Kentucky Derby. To begin with, I have no clue. ...

Coat donation drive a success

The Gold Country Lioness Club of Colfax would like to thank the members of the community for making our annual coat drive a huge success. A special thank you to the Soroptimist Clu ...

Grateful for food drives

The annual holiday food drive sponsored by the Placer County Association of Realtors for the benefit of the Salvation Army was held on Nov. 19. Lynn Tausch of Sierra Junction Realt ...

FDA corrupt, beholden

I was very glad to see Jack Hertel’s input today (Reader Input, Dec. 29) about how bad the FDA is, and I concur totally. I have been beating this drum for a while and it’s nice ...

Challenger will focus on record

(On Dec. 13) in Lincoln, I attended the campaign announcement of Jack Uppal, who has filed to challenge Tom McClintock for the 4th District Congressional seat. Uppal said that betw ...

Keep our lives free of US government

I couldn’t agree more with Jack Hertel’s letter on the FDA (Reader Input, Dec. 29). Four years of medical school followed by three to five years of residency then several more ...

Call to Readers

What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the country in 2012? We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and last name, city you live in, a dayt ...

High-speed rail needed now

Do these issues mean anything right now? Severe highway congestion getting worse each year. Aviation in continuous decline with increased cancellations, delays and bankruptcies. Pe ...

Speak out against abuse

I am writing on behalf of a serious problem that is happening all over our nation: child abuse. We have outlawed it and thrown people in jail who have committed it, but that doesn ...