CAROL WALLGREN

Reader Input: Syria resembles political football

The real tragedy of Syria is that is has become a political football in a proxy war between Russia, Iran and the West. Syria could become a catalyst to a third world war with worse ...

Reader input: Medical pot an unknown issue?

As an interested citizen and long time resident of Auburn, I am concerned about people with medical marijuana prescriptions. Are they allowed to grow their own plants on rental pro ...

Reader Input: Simply trust in the good

In this new 21st Century, we are all living on a very slippery slope with too much information. With social media, the digital world and the Internet, how can we ever keep it simpl ...

Reader Input: Psychiatry and its drugs kill

I read Ms. (Carol) Wallgren’s letter with interest (“Remove mental illness stigma,” Reader Input, June 5) and I think her heart is in the right place. I agree tha ...

Reader Input: Remove mental illness stigma

President Obama is trying to put a new spotlight on mental health awareness. PBS (KVIE) recently aired a program on “Stigma and Mental Illness.” The very informative ...

Reader Input: Give mental health its due

Mental health awareness may be the newest social issue to hit the kitchen table. We need more open discussion regarding depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance abuse. The need ...

Reader Input: Mental health program excels

The Auburn Journal recently ran a wonderful front-page headline article on mental health and an upcoming workshop on the subject (“Area mental health services wrestle with gr ...

Reader Input: ‘Mystery of faith’ endures across time

Whatever else is wrong with the Catholic Church, the most important part is the Catholic Mass. There is a Sunday Mass on TV now, so people who can no longer get out easily can enjo ...

Reader Input: Like it or not, we know more

The Catholic Church is having its Watergate moments. The “code of silence” is about to be exposed. Just as in this country, the “code of silence” around t ...

Reader Input: Catholic Church must support women

It’s pretty obvious that sexual predators usually pick out the vulnerable. That the culture of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church covered up these crimes is almost a worse ...

Reader Input: Money at center of gun issue

The bottom line is “money.” The manufacture of guns and ammunition is big money. Weapons of war are about big money. War is profitable. We are having the wrong conver ...

Cherish the gift of prayer

Every day is a gift. If everyone would give themselves a gift this Christmas of a really good prayer, we might have the best of all possible worlds. A really good prayer is the p ...

Reader Input: Double DUI arrests a wake-up call

Double DUI arrests a wake-up call Does a DUI go on the front page (“Does a DUI go on the front page?,” Another View, Dec. 9)? I say yes! The young woman who had two ...

Reader Input: US didn’t take gift for granted

What the 2012 presidential election taught us is that “we, the people” matter. The right to vote is an American gift. America is the light for the world and the people ...

Voters find their voice

After watching President Obama’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly on C-SPAN, I am more convinced than ever we have the right man for the job in this 21st century of diversity ...