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Reader Input: Founders stated the obvious
Thursday Mar 21 2013
Mr. (Clifford) Lanxner’s history lesson makes one believe that the Virginian feelings about firearm ownership changed between 25 June 1788 and December of 1791 (“Guns w ...
Reader input: Guns were not the purpose
Sunday Mar 17 2013
I have enjoyed the debate over gun ownership in the Journal. I would like to contribute an historical perspective. Our Founding Fathers really, really hated the idea of standing ...
Reader Input: How will Auburn take to Walmart?
Monday Jan 21 2013
There are lessons in history. Through most of the 1760s the British East India Company had maintained a monopoly on the importation of tea to America. As a result, tea prices wer ...
Veterans could rebuild nation
Wednesday Jun 20 2012
Watching the speeches on Memorial Day, I think they were missing a very important point. Oh, we?re good at cheering and waving flags and talking about how we ?Support the Troops.? ...
Government can help
Wednesday Sep 07 2011
Kudos to Delta Wilson-Ricky for her letter (Reader Input, Aug. 23) recalling how FDR’s New Deal programs allowed her family to survive the Great Depression of the ’30s. It is i ...
Country can’t cut out of woes
Tuesday Aug 23 2011
After the administrations of Harding and Coolidge, noteworthy for low taxes and minimal regulation, Hoover came into office in 1928 and cut spending and instituted “austerity mea ...
Why won’t the rich pay their share?
Friday Jul 15 2011
We are losing services all over the country. Parks, libraries and summer pools are closing. We’ve seen cuts to firefighters and to police, cuts to the prison system, to teachers, ...
GOP has spent all its credibility
Thursday Jul 15 2010
Conservatives, when George Bush usurped power in 2000, you gained control of the House, Senate, Supreme Court, and of course, the Executive. You twice passed huge tax cuts for th ...
View war with different eyes
Wednesday Oct 07 2009
I have heard, lately, about how we are deciding how many more troops to send to Afghanistan, a number appropriate to get the job done. This is truly a situation that looks differ ...
Can we survive being saved?
Friday Aug 07 2009
In the 1960s you saved us from fluoride in our water. In the 1970s you said you were saving old people from property taxes, but gave us Proposition 13 instead. Welcome to the wo ...
Support newspapers, preserve democracy
Tuesday May 26 2009
First, to Raymond Whitall (Reader Input, May 22), I write to the Journal primarily to successfully debunk all that right-wing silliness out there. And also to get people thinking a ...
It’s like having a pay toilet in your own bathroom
Sunday Apr 26 2009
Here’s a couple more things I don’t understand. In the next decade or so we will probably spend a couple of trillion dollars of our and our children’s tax dollars installing ...
Rich should give their wealth to save country
Monday Feb 16 2009
Thirty years ago we began systematically heaping obscene amounts of money on the wealthiest Americans hoping it would trickle down to the rest of us. We are still waiting. (See the ...
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