CAROL WALLGREN

Reader input: Catholics can trust conscience

I am a Catholic and a Democrat. These are Catholics who are Republicans like my deceased mother, as well as Independents. The Catholic Church is world wide and a big tent. On Fri ...

Reader input: Political drama a good thing

   Granted, this is incredible political drama for political junkies. But aside from the talking heads and TV ratings, the people seem more engaged.    This i ...

Reader input: Democratic debate featured adults

After watching the Democratic debate on (Dec. 19), I feel reassured that there are a few adults in the room. We are in good shape. The reality show was good TV and almost too much ...

Reader input: Put debates on mainstream TV

Whatever happened to democracy in the United States when the fourth Republican debate was not televised to the mainstream, but only on the Fox business channel? How the Republican ...

What was the Pope thinking?

Pope Francis’ visit to the United States was inspiring and hopeful, but his secret meeting with the elected county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples ...

Good will always triumph

As much as I love watching all the election stuff, nothing could compare to the thrill of seeing Pope Francis land in Cuba. What he has already done to improve relations between Cu ...

Reader input: Local heroes make us proud

“America, America, God shed his grace on thee” and on the brave American tourists who thwarted a terrorist carnage on a French train last week. To learn the three young ...

Reader input: Exercise the privilege of free speech

The world today has lots of problems with no immediate solutions. Problems can be lessons and opportunities to learn. In a free country like America, everyone has a voice and can e ...

Reader input: Auburn ‘sure looks great’

Sometimes it seems like the world is going to hell in a hand basket with all the unsolved problems, but downtown Auburn sure looks great. The place to be Wednesday evening, May 20 ...

Reader Input: Mental health woes common

In response to Carol Wallgren, “Once stigmatized, mentally ill now aided,” (Reader Input, April 28), Carol tells us “Everyone has a mental as well as a physical h ...

Reader Input: Once stigmatized, mentally ill now aided

Deanna Stilwell’s (LCSW) thoughtful letter on Sunday, April 19, was “right on” when she mentioned the “huge stigma” about getting mental health treatm ...

Reader Input: Air tragedy could have been prevented

I agree with Carol Wallgren about the German airliner crash being very tragic (“Mental health on our minds,” Reader Input, April 2), but this tragedy could have been pr ...

Reader Input: Mental health on our minds

The tragedy of 150 persons lost on a German airliner last week and evidence pointing to a deliberate act by the co-pilot should spark a new interest and discussion about mental hea ...

Reader Input: Time to let a woman lead

Great article in the Sunday Auburn Journal of Feb. 1st on the four Auburn residents who celebrated 100-year birthdays recently. All were born in winter and all were women. One hu ...

Reader Input: Vote and stay informed

Free people can change the world. Most people are good-intentioned, yet the media has to focus on the fly in the ointment. When good and free people come together, it reinforces th ...