Republicans

McClintock: Show respect

McClintock: Show respect Re: Congressman Tom McClintock’s town hall meeting on April 28: Congressman McClintock is supposed to represent all the citizens of the 4th Congressio ...

Ruffalo: Local Republicans continue to stink up the place

If my only two choices for membership to a political party were Republican or Democrat, I unhesitatingly would opt for the GOP every time. Maybe it’s nothing more than nostalgia ...

Big fight needs to start … now

The U.S. Congress and Senate need to stop kicking the can down the road while the debt races on! Political games can no longer be played when the country is in danger of economic ...

Ruffalo: Motherlode of unreported nuggets hides in Placer minds

In what sometimes seems eons ago, I had a nightly talk show on a Nevada County radio station. Listeners seemed to like it, for which credit belongs to the format rather than the ...

Our children held hostage

Shame on the Republican legislators for playing games with the children of this state. Shame on Sen. Ted Gaines for playing games with the children of Roseville. Gov. (Jerry) Brow ...

Join fight for workers’ rights

Why does Wisconsin matter? Are there workers in California? As the budget battles rage on in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, pitting American workers against the Republican establi ...

Republicans aid fat cat cronies

After Republican policies turned a $500 billion surplus into a multi-trillion dollar deficit earlier this decade, crashed our economy, and recently forced almost $1 trillion more ( ...

Spending cuts not a cure-all

You want to balance the federal budget? No problem. Congress and the president enact a spending budget that represents the country’s priorities and values. Then adjust the tax ra ...

Governor has global outlook

People in the Middle East revolt because their rulers conspire with global corporations, like big oil, to line their pockets while their people stagnate. They revolt because there ...

Our View: Assembly 4 race is so nice, you’ll want to vote twice

Next month, Auburn-area voters will join others from Roseville to the Nevada border in testing the state’s new Open Primary law. But it’s more than a test, as the outcome cou ...

Parties must cooperate

Ginny and I have been impressed with the cooperation shown by both sides of the aisle of our U.S. Senate and House of Representatives toward making ours truly a government of the p ...

Ruffalo: Ted Gaines is going places, maybe Mrs. Gaines, too

Well, I suppose congratulations are in order for Ted Gaines, our state senator from the sprawling District 1. The Roseville Republican not only wiped out opposing Democrat Ken Coo ...

What are GOP’s true motives?

Were the voters demanding an end to the recession? This is what I thought. But I was suspicious during the campaign when few Republican candidates mentioned the economy except th ...

Recovery needs the middle class

The Republicans and blue dog Democrats are working to perpetuate our nation’s wealth in the hands of the rich this holiday season. They don’t want to extend unemployment benefi ...

GOP holding nation hostage

“Don’t ask, don’t tell,” Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, jobless benefits, health care for 9/11 first-responders — Senate Republicans continue to block it all until the ...