John McCain

Which party backs division?

For those of you who are upset about the tone of this year’s campaign, I would like you to think back to 2008. Which side was it that blamed all of the country’s problems on th ...

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 ...

Barack Obama never properly vetted

Re: “Birthers on the wrong track,” Herb Tanimoto (Reader Input, Dec. 13): Herb’s understanding of political rhetoric is to use the word “hate” as much as he can because h ...

Time to repeal ‘stupid’ law

In reading the article, weekend edition, on “Gay debate splinters Auburn,” (Journal, Dec. 3-4), the comments of those opposed to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DAD ...

Our View: ARD director’s actions not doing service to district

If the rhetoric and mudslinging of the governor’s race seem so distant, just look to your friendly, local neighborhood park district for a healthy dose of slimy politics. Four c ...

Address truly pressing issues

Do we really need another letter from a birther (Bob Velon, Sept. 5)? I don’t remember anyone questioning John McCain’s eligibility when he ran for the presidency. He was born ...

Mr. Obama, justify vacations

Mr. Obama, do you know who pays for your vacations (Journal, Aug. 23)? Not you. Taxes pay for your Secret Service agents, transportation and other things. With as little money as ...

Carly Fiorina did it again

She is no stranger to open microphones. This time she commented on Senator Boxer's hairstyle as "sooooo yesterday" not knowing the microphone was on. Seems Carly doesn't know when ...

Obama landslide

Americans selected Barack Obama as their 44th president Tuesday night. The Illinois senator is the country’s first African-American president. On Tuesday night, Obama said his ...

Students take on politics

A day before the election, area students were finding a way to localize national and state races that have energized constituents nationwide. Del Oro High School students held a p ...

Disappointed McCain did not address Social Security

I didn’t hear Senator McCain talk about privatizing Social Security and investing the money on Wall Street in the debate Tuesday night. In fact, I don’t think I have heard any ...

Palin is pretty choice for GOP White House team

As conservative longtime Placer County Republicans, the Winkle family couldn’t be happier in Sen. John McCain choosing Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate. I have lon ...

U.S.’s new policy on Iraq is ‘cut and run’

I have seen a lot of inflamed rhetoric come across the Opinion section of the Auburn Journal since the war in Iraq began. There are those who praise the war and insist we have to ...

And Another Thing: Columnist shares thoughts on technology, kindness

So one of those politicians running for something — what is it this time, there are so many of them and these elections keep leaping up and grabbing me by the throat — preside ...

McCain is ready to receive Armageddon vote

John McCain has the fundamentalist Armageddon vote locked up. Pastor John Hagee’s end times theology and those who subscribe to it are wildly enthusiastic about John McCain. Why ...