Mark Twain on Congress

There is no better time than right now to remember one of our great American men of letters, Mark Twain (1835-1910), who said: “It could probably be shown by facts and figures ...

Wal-Mart harms middle class

I think Mr. (Don) Stewart (Reader Input, April 7) has it just the opposite. I think Wal-Mart hates the unions. If Wal-Mart could break the unions, there’s no telling how low wag ...

Government too broke to help

I did in fact read in today’s Auburn Journal on the subject (re: homelessness). I think you should let Susan Farrington, chairwoman of the Placer Consortium on Homelessness, kno ...

‘Lucky’ to have a car to live in

Re: Another view, “Honesty will help our homeless,” by Dan Appel, March 30: As a homeless/jobless member I would like to comment, as well. I have been looking for work. I hav ...

Our View: Auburn dam, earthquakes shake canyon decisions

Congressman Tom McClintock believes an Auburn dam will be built and as the ranking member of the powerful water and power subcommittee he has considerable clout. “I am still an ...

Throw all the bums out

All we hear from Washington D.C. is squabbling, arguing and name-calling. It is not an issue of Rep or Dem. It is the issue that when we voted for all the over 500 prima donnas we ...

Big fight needs to start … now

The U.S. Congress and Senate need to stop kicking the can down the road while the debt races on! Political games can no longer be played when the country is in danger of economic ...

Monitor that aortic aneurysm

Not everybody knows that if an abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures, you have about a minute to live. Aneurysms in other parts of your body give you at least a fighting chance, if yo ...

Wal-Mart fills needs of many

This is in reply to Sally Stanley’s (April 4) letter, “Wal-Mart draws undesirable low-lifes.” I wish she would go down in front of a Wal-Mart and take a survey and talk to t ...

Wal-Mart the No. 1 front man

I have been against a Wal-Mart opening in Auburn since it first came to light. The one thing Wal-Mart has going for it is its marketing campaign. Wal-Mart definitely knows how to s ...

Treasure Box a tasty way to stretch food dollars

An Auburn businessman is bringing a low-cost food option to the Auburn area. Jim Harrold, whose wife Pam, founded Pamelot – A School of Dance in Auburn in 1984, is working with ...

Call to Readers: Calling all royal wedding watchers — or haters

Wedding bells will be ringing soon for Prince William and soon-to-be Princess Kate Middleton. Are you planning to watch the upcoming nuptials that will be broadcast to millions? Do ...

Community Portrait: For 25 years, she’s topped off your coffee with a smile

“I never thought that I would be waiting tables for 25 years,” said Beverly Samp before her shift began recently. The 54-year-old Samp is a waitress at Auburn’s Sizzler Rest ...

Cure for an inside job

The solution: We disguise ourselves as stockbrokers, oil barons and lobbyists for the health insurance industry (that made U.S. health care the most expensive on earth) and for fat ...

Disgusted by Gaineses

Disgusted by Gaineses I’m totally disgusted by the thoughtlessness of the Gaineses’ political ambitions in order to satisfy the need to occupy another place at the public trou ...