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Reader Input: Watching while world crumbles

When released from U.S. custody in Camp Bucca, Iraq in 2009, future ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi warned commanding officer Lt. Col. Kenneth King: “I’ll see you guys ...

Reader Input: Demagogues wrong again

The extreme right wing of the Republican Party is repeating its mistakes of the last election, a sad state of affairs for the other 300 million people (give or take) among us. Th ...

Another View: Will latest shutdown usher in a new era of harmony?

It appears that the breakthrough in last week’s ugly gridlock in Congress came after a group of female Senators — Republicans and Democrats — gathered to eat pizz ...

Reader Input: Pressure officials to avoid Syria strike

You have got to be kidding. After over a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan we are now being asked to endorse a third military misadventure in Syria. The solid advice of the Ame ...

Washington, military “Don’t ask, don’t tell” debate splinters Auburn

Splintering Washington and much of the military, the debate over the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law is also dividing opinion in Auburn. The question of letting gays serve ope ...

Romney was oh-so-close in Placer

Ex-presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a closer second in Placer County than Feb. 5 election-night returns indicated. The county elections division's final election totals show ...