Government

Reader Input: Our chance to ‘throw the bums out’

We have a representative government run by people we elect to make decisions based upon the best interests of our country and the citizens who elect them. We know that this does no ...

Reader Input: My bet is we are going broke

Math is neither conservative nor liberal. So why has neither party faced the facts? It’s simple math. Our government spends more then they steal from us. The U.S. citizens ...

Reader Input: US needs calm, thoughtful governance

In this 21st century of globalization, we are looking at the law of unintended consequences in the eye. This Ebola crisis is beyond fascinating. It almost seems like a Hollywood ...

Reader Input: Writer: ‘Put me in charge’

Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and ...

Another View: Understand who represents you in government — at all levels

Running government is big business, and large amounts of money from taxes are used to run that business. Every citizen pays some kind of taxes and is, therefore, a shareholder in g ...

Reader Input: Our nation has failed its veterans

I’m responding to the “What you’re talking about” article on page A2 of the Sunday, Nov. 10 Journal, “Call to readers: Does the federal government do ...

Reader Input: Government charity is not charity at all

There seems to be an assumption by several recent letter writers that unless you are in favor of government charity then your Christian charity is “non-existent.” In fa ...

We need understandable government transparency

As this is the maiden voyage for Public Policy Analysis, it seems only fitting to begin by outlining government transparency and accountability. After all, if the details of how ...

Reader Input: Express anger at government

It appears racism has raised its ugly head in our community. Recently, I overheard some racist profanity from people driving in the Downtown area. This occurred at night. It seem ...

Reader Input: Stop assault on our personal freedoms

In his negotiations over nuclear disarmament, “trust, but verify” was the Russian proverb used by President Reagan. Today, the American people are losing the battle of ...

Reader Input: Government is the killer

In response to “A special ‘thanks’ to Fox News,” (Jim Beall, Sr., Reader Input, May 5): I suggest that Jim take his medication before he reads the rest ...

Reader Input: Writers show odd tolerance

Mr. (Jim) Beall (Sr.) (“Let corpeople pay a B.S. tax,” Reader Input, April 26) and Mr. (Bryan E.) Johnson (“Protect us from the corpeople,” Reader Input, Ap ...

5 of 6 ex-officials guilty in Bell, California corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five former elected officials of the small, blue-collar California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriating public fund ...

US citing security to censor more public records

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year, but mor ...

Jobless, cities could be first to feel budget pain

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Who'll be the first to feel the sting?   Jobless Americans who have been out of work for a long time and local governments that ...