Congress

Reader Input: Rep. McClintock: Negotiate for us

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock’s mailer today says he’ll be “fighting for us in Congress.” I prefer a leader who’ll be negotiating for us in Congress.   ...

Another View: Making a list, taking pot shots where needed

A significant incident of collateral damage from the war on Iraq was the ruination of the reputation of the man that I always hoped would be our first African-American president, C ...

Reader Input: Rep against free speech

Tom McClintock and his acolyte, Igor Birman (who is running in the 7th Congressional District), are censoring non-profane questions and commentary on Facebook where they promote th ...

4th District GOP congressional candidates spar with independent, each other

Lincoln’s Jeffrey Gerlach knows he’s a long shot. But with two Republican candidates on the 4th District congressional ballot against him and no Democrat, the independ ...

4th District GOP congressional candidates spar with independent, each other

Lincoln’s Jeffrey Gerlach knows he’s a long shot. But with two Republican candidates on the 4th District congressional ballot against him and no Democrat, the independ ...

Another View: House budget proposal will head us back to prosperity

In August of 2010, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs warned that the greatest threat to our national security was our national debt. That was $4 trillion of debt ago. In fact, sin ...

Reader Input: McClintock challenger a blank slate

Regarding your article “McClintock challenged from within GOP ranks,” (Journal, March 13) to compare Congressman Tom McClintock’s challenger to the demise of Bay ...

McClintock election challenge comes from within GOP ranks

A long-term office holder. A challenger from within the party ranks. And a loss in the general election. It’s a formula that veteran Bay Area Democratic Party Congressman Pe ...

Another View: Unity, persuasion are the keys to success for GOP

When I was first elected to the San Juan Capistrano City Council, I thought that all I had to do at council meetings was to complain about everything that was wrong with the city a ...

Another View: Obama’s orders go beyond mere numbers

Those of you who’ve read my first columns know that I have been equally critical of extreme policy and ridiculous talking points from both sides. Although I have been willing ...