Gravy train takes all

I keep forgetting the KISS principle. Let’s try this: If someone holds a gun and takes your money, that’s called robbery. If a banker or other wealthy entity pays off an electe ...

Confounded by Obama stance

This is in response to three letters to the editor in the Jan. 29 paper. I want to commend Steve Cavolt for his great letter. It’s hard to understand why so many people can’t s ...

Conceivable ways to fail

I found Dale Smith’s letter (“Obama fails in every conceivable way,” Jan. 27) a good sample of where we, the citizens, too often fail. When we have the opportunity to air our ...

Trains have been here since 1865

Response to Reader Input, Jan. 23: Is living near our railroad too noisy for you? Much like moving in or around a small airport, or freeway, before you buy you should look into the ...

Placer High should guide student traffic

Am I the only one that thinks there needs to be more order and structure in regards to student pedestrian traffic around Placer High School, specifically the intersection of Agard ...

Newt follows own manual

Gridlock in Washington, in Congress, did not just happen one day. Newt Gingrich is the single biggest factor in destroying a Washington culture where the two parties had differing ...

Nation shall have fairness

During his campaign for the presidency, I vaguely recall Obama proudly declare he was going to do something dramatic to the oceans — raise, lower, part — I have forgotten the d ...

Laughter: Good for the soul

I must thank Mike McConnehey for the best laugh of the day (Streetwise, Journal, Jan. 27). When asked for a money-saving tip, he replied, “Vote Democratic.” There is a man with ...

Big money allowed to legally steal

It is interesting that some folks continue to cling to the cry that President Obama’s administration is doomed to failure simply because they cannot overcome their own failure to ...

Hold educators accountable

Re: “Salary tops $100K annually for 19 administrators at Sierra College,” Journal, Jan. 22: I think it was noteworthy to hear the student body president, Andrew Nelson, state ...