John Sisson

Reader Input: Founding fathers used foresight

The Dec. 30 letter purported to be from John Sisson (“Gun ownership? Yes, but with controls”) demonstrates the need for research and critical thinking covered in my let ...

Reader Input: Arm against massacres

Dear John (Sisson, “Gun ownership? Yes, but with controls,” Reader Input, Dec. 30): Around here, we are the “common ruck.” Remember: Tom McClintock (NRA-r ...

Gun ownership? Yes, but with controls

There are two unpleasant assumptions in the tenor of letters from gun enthusiasts (Michael Keeffe Dec. 27 andWalter Drysdale Dec. 21) and their online accompaniments (Gordon Anslei ...

Who benefits if PBS goes silent?

I have been a subscriber to affiliates of PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) for 25 years and I, like tens of millions of others, am proud to think that a dollar or two of my ta ...

Public services do not fall from sky

I voted for Measure E, prepared to pay $40 a year for our continued safety. Amazingly, 60 percent of our district voted to keep the equivalent of a few visits to a coffee shop in t ...

Time to set you writers straight

A reply to several recent letters – To the individual who wanted a clean environment for his grandchildren – yes, we do need a clean environment but throwing away taxpa ...

Extremists for the right, rich

What a show we have in the Romney-Ryan ticket: Mr. Romney an ecclesiast in the religious cult of Mormonism; Mr. Ryan a devotee of the anti-religious cult of Ayn Rand. Mr. Romney, a ...

AB 2451 will bankrupt us

Assembly Speaker (John A.) Perez has authored a stealth bill, AB 2451, that will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. At present, survivors of public safety workers who ...

Time to legislate online privacy

What many readers (“Facebook is public forum,” Reader Input, July 5) seem to have missed in the Facebook debate is that employers are not asking to look at candidates&r ...

"Paleo" mom doing right

In response to John Sisson’s “Reasons to doubt diet,” (Reader Input, June 14):The “Paleo diet” is far from a poorly controlled experiment. If anything ...