Grover Norquist

Reader Input: The very rich taxed lightly

In case anyone missed the announcement from the Federal Reserve a few days ago, the rich once again got rich and the poor got poorer. The median income of the top 10 percent incr ...

Reader Input: US electorate gutless on guns

Shameful indignation again! One of the biggest threats to our democracy is the ability to intimidate, buy off, or otherwise discourage proper response from our elected officials. ...

Reader Input: Norquist going down with ship

Grover Norquist is fond of saying “This is not my first rodeo” in regards to his no-tax pledge and his abuse of the democratic process through intimidation and coercion ...

Republican Party abandoned this voter

Obstructionism (win by losing) seems to be the color of the year for the right-wing extremists! If Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Eric Cantor can block any hint of bipartisanshi ...

Don’t hesitate on Measure B

I don’t live in Newcastle, but I don’t understand why anyone would be against Measure B which is calling for a modest $146 per year increase in taxes to build and fund a much-n ...

Ballot box will clean house

I don’t know what kind of funny cigarettes the lunatic fringe of this current congress smoked in middle school, but the basic governance issues imbedded in civics class were clea ...

Read your Constitution

Memo to John Nightingale (Reader Input, Jan. 12): Characterizing me as a North Korean is ridiculous. How many North Koreans live in Placer County? Further, yes, President Obama sai ...

What kind of North Korean are you?

In reference to Patricia Burke’s letter of Jan. 11: “What kind of Americans are you?” To clarify my position, I did not rail against the president. I simply quoted President ...

‘What kind of Americans are you?’

In reference to both Steve Cavolt’s and John Nightingale’s letters in the Journal on Jan. 6: What world are you living in? To address Mr. Cavolt: President Obama walked into a ...

Grover Norquist calls GOP shots

GOP representatives appear to have blocked the payroll tax cuts proposed by the administration. Ninety-eight percent of GOP members of the House signed a pledge to Grover Norquist ...