Cleona Duncan

Publicly funded schools must help all

We all know that California schools are in bad shape. The first step in correcting the situation should be to stop funding charter schools. Charter schools are public-funded privat ...

Hoodies signal regime change

The recent display of Assembly members wearing “hoodies” was outrageous. These were not high school or college students but elected officials sworn to uphold the law. They iden ...

New Deal for outhouses

The recent letter regarding outhouses (“Outhouses the way to go,” Reader Input, March 11), brought back memories. I grew up on a farm in eastern Colorado with the usual path t ...

Kevin Ring takes the fall

Let me see if I understand this correctly. Kevin Ring gets prison time for bribing congressmen and others in government (Journal, Oct. 26). Those who accepted the bribes are not ev ...

This country is addicted to war

I beg to differ with the gentle writer who recently chided the pacifists for demonstrating and said that although no one wants war it is sometimes necessary (Cleona Duncan, Reader ...

Dream act is clearly discriminatory

Where is the ACLU? Why aren’t they fighting an act that is clearly discriminatory? If a student comes into this state from any other state in the union, they must pay out-of-stat ...

Pacifism doesn’t ensure peace

I’m sure the peace marchers are sincere in their beliefs (Journal, Sept. 22). In fact, I have never talked to anyone who wanted war. Saying you want peace does not accomplish it. ...

Statue should represent all

The proposed statue to the 442nd Division of WWII is a slap in the face of 11 million young Americans who served their country in WWII. Four hundred and fifty thousand never retur ...

Leave Central Square alone

I have an idea for the Central Square. Leave it alone. It is already cluttered. More things may just encourage more vandalism. When we lived in Livermore 30 years ago the city dec ...

Not only hens have wings

The biggest problem with urban chicken raising has yet to be considered. Flies! Cleona Duncan, Newcastle

Liberals dish it out, can’t take it

Isn’t it interesting to hear the liberals whine about people protesting high taxes and a government-run health care system and our ever-rising national debt.  Remember the ’ ...

For heaven’s sake, buy American

I am outraged that government money is being spent to encourage people to buy cars from Japan and Korea. When will the American people wake up and realize that you can not spend y ...

Freedom of speech still vital

I agree with Cleona Duncan (Reader Input, June 7) about the Freedom of Speech going away, and “political correctness” taking its place. What happened to the America where citi ...

Freedom of speech is gone

When liberty is lost freedom of speech is the first victim. In our community a couple’s last wishes are being ignored because a man voiced opinions that he believed were based ...

Borrowing and rescuing are very expensive

I’m perplexed. The current administration is going to borrow billions from China and give it to people so that they can buy more from China, Japan and the rest of the Orient. Wh ...