Great Depression

Be careful what you wish for

Response to Dee Nann, Christian Valley, (“Bring back our country,” Reader Input, June 19).You say you want your country back? Like, how far back? Or, back from what exa ...

How to restore US economy?

I grew up during the Great Depression and WWII, and while (President Franklin) Roosevelt provided relief, it took the war — full mobilization — to put us back to work. Today, w ...

Buying American key to US prosperity

This is in response to Dave Hungerford’s letter of Oct. 3. Mr. Hungerford’s letter points out that government spending brought us out of the Great Depression. I believe this is ...

The right rewrites history for its benefit

I would like to clarify a few historic facts that no one has mentioned regarding how the United States got out of the first Great Depression. The only time we have ever had a middl ...

Government can help

Kudos to Delta Wilson-Ricky for her letter (Reader Input, Aug. 23) recalling how FDR’s New Deal programs allowed her family to survive the Great Depression of the ’30s. It is i ...

FDR rescued reader’s family

The last thing I want to do is get into a political discussion, but if Franklin D. Roosevelt and his policies hadn’t been put into place, my parents and extended family wouldn’ ...

FDR policies failed USA

I stand by the factual statements I wrote about Franklin Roosevelt and his policies (Reader Input, Aug. 8 and 19). There are dozens of well-researched books that support the premis ...

FDR policies rescued USA

Willard Schmehl is entitled to his opinions (“Spending creates deficits,” Reader Input, Aug. 8). However, it would be nice if he ever bothered to do some basic reality testing ...

Let’s do the numbers

Re: “Obama, show us you’re the man,” (Reader Input, July 11). History lesson: Like the precursor to 2008, low tax rates and an unregulated Wall Street contributed to the Grea ...

Community Portrait: Perseverance pays as author achieves print

It’s many people’s dream to write a book. It was Jeanie Harris’ dream for years and one she has just accomplished with the 2010 publication of “Chasing Fireflies.” The b ...

She’s witnessed 100 years of local change

Only two years before she was born, Henry Ford rolled his first Model T off the assembly line. She has lived through two world wars (each one meant to end all wars). She’s seen ...

Palin is good at attacking

I see that Sarah Palin has been making the rounds, pulling in huge fees and rallying the faithful – and scaring the hell out of the rest of us. At her recent speech to the Tea P ...

Another View: Winning strategy at work in Placer public schools

Last week I had an opportunity to speak to over 500 Placer County Office of Education employees regarding the state of education in our county and state. I challenged our staff to ...

Sharing bounty worked before

When I saw the photo and read the article on the front page of the July 2 Journal about “Cultivating a generous land,” my mind and body made a huge jump backwards to many, many ...

Got government fatigue? Forget it for the Fourth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liber ...