RON LOWE

Reader input: Next president must be unifier

Based on my experience of eight presidents, of both political parties, here is my take on the 2016 presidential election: We need a president who understands the system of governme ...

Reader input: Next president must be unifier

Based on my experience of eight presidents, of both political parties, here is my take on the 2016 presidential election: We need a president who understands the system of govern ...

Reader input: In the face of terror, no fear

Believe it or not, there is good news for the holidays. In a world transfixed by terrorism, life is getting back to normal. An estimated 3 million people showed up for the Thanksgi ...

Reader input: End-timers and Republicans

I read Richard Fausset’s column in the New York Times. He nailed it about Robert Dear who killed the people at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood center. Robert Dear & ...

Reader input: Australia points the way on guns

Why do Republicans, who now control Congress, continue to make excuses instead of doing something about America’s epidemic of gun killings. Australia is a shining example o ...

Reader input: Ryan just more of GOP agenda

All last week we got glowing reports and columns christening Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as the new House of Representatives speaker. And then Monday morning, splat, boom, bang, we fin ...

Reader input: It’s time to enact sensible gun laws

How can America end gun killings, bloodshed and carnage when Republican politicians are dead-set against solutions, blocking all legislation for sensible gun laws? Umpqua Communi ...

Reader input: Clinton is still unbeatable

You may have wondered, like myself, why Hillary Clinton's polling numbers were spiraling downward? Well, wonder no more. House Majority Leader and possible successor to John Bo ...

Take heed of shining example

What a pleasant surprise when Pope Francis arrived in town. The many papal visits in the past had left one feeling that the Pope’s were sticks-in-the-mud. Pope Francis set a ...

Reader input: 1776 document is still relevant

On the 11th of June, 1776, a committee of five was appointed to write a Declaration: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman and R. Livingston. The words that mad ...

Reader input: What? Another conspiracy?

What happened to the plot to take over Texas? To the growing number of Republican and Tea Party paranoid conservatives it was a done deal, which meant the U.S. military was taking ...

Reader input: Time to solve more problems

Now that the contentious issues of the Affordable Care Act and marriage equality have been settled by the Supreme Court and the American people have spoken louder than the Republic ...

Reader input: Who would you trust?

Is the State of Jefferson going to be a state of Obama-haters, anti-immigration, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-abortion wing-nuts, then let’s call it what it is: the State of ...

Reader input: USA still a work in progress

The last two weeks have proven that America is a work in progress. Americans have the freedom to air and accept our differences. We honor our common quest for a more perfect union ...

Reader Input: Vaccine bill a no-brainer

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Senate Bill 277 on vaccination is in the best interests of millions of California schoolchildren. Are the flawed beliefs ...