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McClintock got it right

(Letter to the editor writer) Doug Stark attacks Congressman (Tom) McClintock for calling out the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for its thuggish behavior (“McC ...

Nation needs Mitt Romney

I had to laugh at Kent Campbell’s letter on Wednesday, May 2 (“Voting for the seasoned one”). He acts like he made up his mind to vote for Obama because Dick Chen ...

Put blame on Obama

Re: “Can reader kindly zip it?” (Reader Input, June 12). Alan (Shuttleworth), your reply to Dee Nann (“Bring back our country,” Reader Input, June 10) remin ...

Democrat dismisses news as myth

I would like to add some clarity and a different perspective to Democrat Brian Hassett’s (April 22) letter to the editor (“Where were the questions?”) The outreac ...

Such language before Easter

This is in answer to Dee Nann’s tirade, and use of bad language in her letter, dated April 9, mentioning my name.My letter (April 2) was trying to ask questions about an indi ...

Put our country back on track

I read the letter Ed Saiz wrote about “Is Romney a true citizen?” (Reader Input, April 4). Yes, Ed, you are a Democrat and I can tell you “the jackass” in Washington has no ...

Defense, big oil stand unscathed

In case you missed this: the House of Representatives GOP voted March 29 and passed a budget that ended Medicare (replacement is $6,000 annual vouchers for insurance companies — ...

Measure B costs too much

At the present time we property owners in the Newcastle Fire District are being taxed $74.18 per year, per parcel for fire protection. If Measure B is passed that will add an addit ...

Get beyond party bias

With the GOP debate going on, it has made me realize a lot of things about politics. It seems as if both Newt (Gingrich) and (Mitt) Romney aren’t telling us what they have to off ...

Ruffalo: Loss of League of Placer County Taxpayers a huge one

It seems to me that it’s the little things in life that provide the biggest clues as to what’s really happening. For example, need a hint as to just why President Barack Obama ...

Jim Ruffalo: Have we gone from career politicians to career candidates?

Part of the learning curve is finding out things we once deemed permanent aren’t really that way. Time and tide were once thought to be permanent, but Einstein teaches the opposi ...

Bring back civility to our great country

I used to consider myself a Republican but not any longer. I also don’t consider myself a Democrat. I’m completely disappointed with both parties. But more importantly I’m di ...

Ruffalo: Recovering Republican weary of promise-breakers

As is the case with many people, I pride myself on always being right — until I’m wrong — but currently I don’t seem to know which is which. Allow me to explain. No matter ...

Grownups must take charge in 2012

There were a few Democrats and the tea party Republicans in the House who acted like grownups and made the tough decision to stop U.S. debt. Then, they were immediately blamed for ...

Spending creates deficits

Re: “Let’s do the numbers,” (Reader Input, Aug 1). Gary Vogt equated low tax rates as the precursor to the Depression, but from 1920 through 1930, under (presidents Calvin) C ...