Dems exempt from own chaos

Who can you believe? One side says that we will have a financial armageddon if we don’t raise the debt ceiling. Scare tactics abound from the Democrats. Republicans insist on spe ...

Institute higher taxes for all

The votes are in and it is time to raise taxes on all Americans. President (Barack) Obama claims 80 percent of the public supports Democrats’ demand for tax increases. “The Ame ...

Why won’t the rich pay their share?

We are losing services all over the country. Parks, libraries and summer pools are closing. We’ve seen cuts to firefighters and to police, cuts to the prison system, to teachers, ...

Ruffalo: Rural firefighting fee just latest taxpayer thugging

There’s a dreary axiom we political junkies know by heart. You know, the one about people love to eat sausages but really shouldn’t watch them being made. Well, judging by the ...

Gov signs bill to teach gay history

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state in the nation to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social studies classes in public sc ...

Why deny a living wage?

I’m writing in response to Barbara Jicha’s letter (Journal, July 14) regarding the prevailing wage and her contempt for those that have been protected by it. Her quote, “Non ...