Brian Hassett

Reader Input: High time we rename parks

As a former creative writing teacher I attended a recent board meeting of the Auburn Recreation District to propose that the names of Recreation Park and Regional Park be changed. ...

Reader Input: Conservative coalition harms

Standard and Poor’s estimates that the federal government shutdown by the tea party wing of the crumbling Republican Party subtracted $24 billion from the American economy. ...

Vouchers will be a nightmare

Lifetime politician Tom McClintock has voted twice to “save” Medicare by changing it into a voucher program. This will, in fact, dismantle it. Jack Uppal, his opponent in Cong ...

Vote in your neighbor

In the 4th Congressional race, there are many reasons to choose Jack Uppal over Tom McClintock. Let?s focus on two. First, Uppal is an even-handed problem-solver while McClintock i ...

She sides with Independents

Having read your letter (?Where were the questions?,? Brian Hassett, April 22), proved, even more strongly, why I continue to be a registered Independent voter. If you can?t blame ...

Democrat dismisses news as myth

I would like to add some clarity and a different perspective to Democrat Brian Hassett’s (April 22) letter to the editor (“Where were the questions?”) The outreac ...

Chana grad impresses

It was heartening to read the story of Jessica Hammitt’s triumph over adversity (Journal, June 3-4). At the June 2 Chana High graduation, the Auburn Area Democratic Club awarded ...

Education/Beck link is unclear

Although I live outside Auburn, I enjoy the Auburn Journal and read with some interest letter writer Brian Hassett’s (Feb. 15) assessment of Glenn Beck. For those who don’t kno ...

Beck challenges his audience

In response to Brian Hassett, (Reader Input, Feb. 15): As a regular listener to Glenn Beck I have heard him on just about every program issue the statement, “Do not believe me, ...

No rudder on Beck’s boat

Since Glenn Beck gets such a kick out of playing professor on television, it’s a shame he didn’t stay in school to actually learn how to think. As someone who taught college ...

Gold Country Senior Band brings music to the people

The first (and basically only) rule about the Gold Country Senior Band is this: you’ve gotta love music. It doesn’t really matter how old you are, or what instrument you play, ...

Armey trapped US in big ditch

During the run-up to the Iraq war, Republican Dick Armey, then-majority whip in the Congress, got a briefing from Dick Cheney purporting to show that Iraq had weapons of mass destr ...

Palin doesn’t know the basics

When Republican campaign manager Steve Schmidt tried to prepare Sarah Palin for the campaign trail, he discovered that she knew hardly anything about recent history or about “a b ...

Shocked at hiring of supervisor’s wife

Kudos to Journal correspondent Jon Brines for a thorough report on the installation of Tami Uhler in her $92,000-a-year job as assistant director of the Placer County Department of ...

Another View: Flu scare brings unease, distrust to San Luis Potosi

Life at the epicenter of a possible flu pandemic has been hard on the nerves. I journeyed to San Luis Potosi, Mexico from Placer County this January to teach English. Things ...