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Reader Input: Sanders fights for the workers

In the two months since he announced his plans to run for president as a Democrat, Bernie Sanders has surged in the polls and is now giving Hillary Clinton more competition than an ...

Reader Input: Can we stand 4 more years?

I opened today’s paper and glanced through the pages only to find pages blank. Page A3 said only, “Tired of missing conversations?” I quickly called editor Ms. ...

Reader Input: Election choice is very clear

Bill Clinton said it: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Hillary Clinton is going to say it: “It’s the economy, stupid.” President Obama and Democrat ...

Reader Input: Well-off foment revolutions

L. Adrian Peterson (“The top terrorists are highly educated,” Reader Input, March 1) claims to use “simple observations and basic logic” to prove that unemp ...

Another View: Racism shrouded in misconceptions

The subject of racism has been on my mind of late and it occurs to me that misconceptions are at the root of this charged issue. One of the cruelest misconceptions is that welfare ...

Reader Input: These are a few of my fave laws

The state of California wants to “wish us a happy new year” by implementing 931 new laws, as if we don’t have enough stupid laws already. Two of my favorites (y ...

Another View: Reality belies myths about race, welfare

The subject of racism has been on my mind of late, and it occurs to me that misconceptions are at the root of this charged issue. One of the cruelest misconceptions is that welfare ...

Reader Input: What will we leave for future?

I think I have had it with the whole political process. The constant barrage of TV ads ... most are misleading and some outright lies. I know Placer County is a heavy Republican ...

Reader Input: Republican Party has the answers

A recent letter in the Journal regarding the Republican Party caught my eye, by Ron Lowe of Nevada City, Sept. 7 (“Politicians say we’re tanking”). He states &ldq ...

Another View: Obama keeps overreaching on his power

As President Barack Obama realizes that most reasonable people who are not blinded by partisan zealotry blame him for the humanitarian tragedy that has brought tens of thousands of ...

Reader Input: Vasconcellos memories bad

I am responding to Muriel Brounstein’s ridiculous implication that because she is a Democrat, state Sen. Ted Gaines and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines ignored her phone calls (&ld ...

Reader Input: Calls to Gaineses never returned

I have recently had a bad experience with two elected officials who are supposed to be representing me. Recently I called the office of my Assembly member, Beth Gaines, offering ...

Reader Input: Cantor ouster shows GOP’s true colors

Amazing! We have one far-right tea party demagogue defeating an established, but deeply flawed political hack in Virginia by claiming that Mr. Eric Cantor is “not conservativ ...

Reader Input: Cantor ouster shows GOP’s true colors

Amazing! We have one far-right tea party demagogue defeating an established, but deeply flawed political hack in Virginia by claiming that Mr. Eric Cantor is “not conservativ ...

Another View: Humanity trumps ideology every time

I have a neighbor who loves to talk politics with me. He is a die-hard Republican and listens to Rush Limbaugh daily; he’s a Fox News devotee. I, on the other hand, am a re ...