Patricia Maddox

Reader input: McClintock not to blame for all this

How amazing! According to national polls only 7 percent of the public thinks Obamacare is working. Yet right here in Auburn we have two letters supporting it (“Rep is a force ...

Reader Input: DC discord all about elections

I appreciate the letter (“Care Act is not so affordable,” Reader Input, Oct. 15). I wonder if she voted for (Barack) Obama. I doubt it, as she is not interested in goin ...

First Lady needs to think positive

I understand Michelle Obama is ranting about slavery. Would someone remind her that it was fellow Africans that sold their people into slavery? Joseph in the Old Testament was als ...

When did USA get a king?

While reading a biography of Oliver Cromwell this past weekend, I was struck by one of the conflicts during the reign of Charles I. Some claimed the king had the right to make laws ...

Laughter: Good for the soul

I must thank Mike McConnehey for the best laugh of the day (Streetwise, Journal, Jan. 27). When asked for a money-saving tip, he replied, “Vote Democratic.” There is a man with ...

We’re living a shell game

I find the cartoon in Wednesday’s (Oct. 26) Journal totally biased and slanted. A truer picture would have shown (Congressman Tom) McClintock as either David with Goliath or the ...

Nation’s history repeats itself

When you look at the history of our country, you see that we had “taxation without representation” in our relationship with England. That led to the American Revolution and our ...

Hand-up better than hand-out

In response to Doris Parker’s letter (Reader Input, Oct. 2), may I say: 1) When the Pilgrims founded Plymouth Plantation they formed a communal system where all would work and ...