CAROL WALLGREN

Nurture seeds of democracy

To his credit, former President George W. Bush had a vision of democracy spreading to the Middle East and the Arab world free of kings and dictators. The problem is that many of t ...

Nation divided cannot stand

Our common welfare should come first. Our future welfare and security depend on unity. The old saying, “a house divided soon falls” is a truism of life. Success is only achieve ...

Joy of giving not only for billionaires

A rich man asked Jesus, “How can I get into the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus answered, “Sell all you have and give it to the poor.” The rich man went away sad. Then Jesus s ...

GOP should say yes to progress

As California goes, so goes the nation. Look to the last election in California. Big Money lost. The people saw through trying to buy an election. The GOP, in trying to take down ...

No on Prop. 19; Go Giants!

Awareness of substance abuse has just gone mainstream. I caught the end of the Yankees vs. Rangers game when the Rangers won a trip to the World Series. The exuberant players of th ...

Miners’ miracle did world good

The best of humanity was in evidence at the mineworker rescue in Chile. What a shot in the arm of the goodness of God and man. We are very fortunate indeed to live in this amazing ...

Foothills life a precious gift

In this post 9/11 world, we all have a lot to be grateful for. We have our most valuable possession, our life. We who have survived our youth, no doubt learned a lot. Those who did ...

Obama more than a smile

We, the people, are so very fortunate to have a 21st century president in Barack Obama. He is young, vibrant, a doer and not just a great smile. His lovely family is a testament o ...

Vote. Our future depends on it

A political candidate who hasn’t bothered to vote in 28 years is not an interested citizen. Buying an election because a candidate is worth millions should be an embarrassment f ...

Fringe groups harm majority

The Tea Party movement has been the gift that keeps on giving for the administration and the Democratic Party. The Tea Party has confused the Good Old Party and made them seem inep ...

Underestimate at your peril

In the summer of our discontent, President Obama has earned his stripes. We, even the “little” people, of the United States of America have a real Commander in Chief. Enemie ...

Greed grown all too pervasive

It’s all about greed. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Wall Street caused the recession because of profits without concern for consequences. The Massey coal mine disaste ...

Bring back Bud’s angels

If Gottschalks’ return is good news for Auburn and shoppers, Bud Pisarek’s “Above All” cartoons would be good news for the more serious Journal readers. The 24-hour news c ...

Pray for the Catholic Church

I am a Catholic woman. I will probably always identify myself as Catholic. Why? Because I love my religion. I love the Mass and the Eucharist and the teachings of Christ. Do I al ...

Rich white guys sound spoiled

Those on the right are upset about hearings in Congress to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the military during an election year, but it is OK for them to tout their views ...