middle east

Reader input: Don’t bring back failed policies

In response to Ron Lowe, I couldn’t agree more (Reader Input, June 11). Failed Republican policies, based on false premises got us into the mess we are in now. “Trick ...

Reader Input: Let ideas open minds

Ideas open minds. They create our history and shape the future. Consider our experiment with democracy. In his book, “Madison and The Making of America,” Kevin Gutzma ...

Gas prices see start of upward climb

The gas prices that seemed to be too good to be true earlier this year have started to work their way back up toward some more familiar numbers. At the start of 2015, most of Cali ...

Reader Input: Latest atrocity calls for military action

Here we go again! We’ve had a very measured response for much too long in the Middle East. There needs to be a strong military reaction to the latest provocations. Certai ...

Reader Input: 8 reasons to avoid fracking

(Allow me to supply you) reasons for “no fracking.” 1. Under the misguided motto “Less oil from Middle East, dig ours,” we destroy our land and water to & ...

Reader Input: Seek out energy independence

California is quickly becoming a state of the dependent class. More and more people are living on government handouts, not because they are unwilling to work but because there are ...

Reader Input: Stop ISIS cancer from spreading

It seems our president may be dragged by the foot into Syria. Realty trumps a failed foreign policy — a policy in which bad guys flourish. Sen. (Dianne) Feinstein stated th ...

Reader Input: We may come full circle in Iraq

The mess that’s Iraq today began when the Ottoman Empire was dismantled by World War I. What was, was no more, and much of the Middle East was up for grabs. For their share o ...

Another View: We must lead by example, not by force

There seems to be a bit of ignorance (and I use that word with all due respect) for the constitutional function of the federal government. One of the few required functions of th ...

Reader Input: US sacrificed mightily in World War II

I was 11 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked – Dec. 7, 1941. My thoughts are imbedded in me on what our United States troops went through in the Pacific and then in Eu ...