GOP

GOP uses debt to gain power

First of all, the Republicans and tea party threatened to shut down the U.S. Government and just talking about default will be bad for long-term prospects of the economy. How many ...

Tax boost will diminish deficit

Our country’s budget deficit comes as no surprise. We continue to fund two wars and are still saddled with $1 trillion in tax cuts from the previous administration. Income taxes ...

Ruffalo: Local Republicans continue to stink up the place

If my only two choices for membership to a political party were Republican or Democrat, I unhesitatingly would opt for the GOP every time. Maybe it’s nothing more than nostalgia ...

Join fight for workers’ rights

Why does Wisconsin matter? Are there workers in California? As the budget battles rage on in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, pitting American workers against the Republican establi ...

Don’t try to redefine rape

Well, the GOP is at it again. They want to abolish abortion funding to those women who are not “forcibly” raped. What are they thinking? Is not rape a forcible act? It is har ...

Ted Gaines is costing county

By costing Placer County an estimated $500,000 to $600,000 in an election that could have been avoided if Mr. (Ted) Gaines would have curbed his enormous ego, he has demonstrated t ...

GOP holding nation hostage

“Don’t ask, don’t tell,” Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, jobless benefits, health care for 9/11 first-responders — Senate Republicans continue to block it all until the ...

GOP should say yes to progress

As California goes, so goes the nation. Look to the last election in California. Big Money lost. The people saw through trying to buy an election. The GOP, in trying to take down ...

California GOP is to blame

California has reached the tipping point and Republicans are to blame. California’s future is in the hands of the Democrats and Democrats are in the hands of special interests. ...

Jim Ruffalo: Gaines’ shot at two offices could cost us

Wringing out the notebook while professing gratitude over the abundance of the recent rainfall. My parched lawn needed it. One thing that — at least in my humble opinion — cou ...

Birthers prove school failings

I have read about “birthers,” but never quite believed they could really exist. And then Mr. Bob Velon of Penryn gave me the gift of reality (Reader Input, Sept. 5). It is a ...

Demand your share of American dream

I would like to respond to the “Perspectives” column by Mr. Jim Ruffalo in last Sunday’s (Aug. 29) Auburn Journal. Mr. Ruffalo discussed at some length an item placed on the ...

Voters support county auditor’s watchful ways

Proudly placing my name on the notebook while wondering why so many people who make online comments continue to hide behind pseudonyms ... On the other hand, one person who cont ...

GOP has need to demonize

Tearing away Republican hypocrisy: Which “wedge” issues will Republicans use in the upcoming midterm elections to embroil the American public and embolden their base? Count on ...

GOP hopes for Obama’s failure

That Republicans are forcing Democrats to go through all sorts of contortions to pass a health care reform bill for all Americans is a damn shame and downright un-American. Last-m ...