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Reader Input: Solar leads in reliability
Thursday Feb 12 2015
Les Polette wrote that we should expand our use of fossil fuels (“Expand our use of fossil energy,” Reader Input, Jan. 29). In addition, he criticized “…ex ...
Reader Input: Respect work of the scientists
Thursday Jun 12 2014
The president recently dictated that emissions from coal-fired plants must be reduced. This resulted in predictable denial of the effects of CO2 on global warming. The mantra of th ...
Reader Input: US health care costs too high
Thursday Jan 16 2014
Scott Johnson’s letter, “Happy with new insurance” (Reader Input, Dec. 26), resulted in many online comments criticizing him for taking a subsidy to reduce his in ...
Reader Input: Americans pay more, get less
Wednesday Oct 16 2013
Most discussion about health care misses a key point: Health care is more costly in the U.S. than in any other industrialized nation, costing us 18 percent of our GDP. Japan (healt ...
It’s politics first, country second
Saturday Dec 29 2012
The fiscal cliff inexorably approaches. One reason a compromise solution wasn’t reached is the “Hastert Rule.” This rule allowed a few GOP representatives i ...
Reader Input: Writer reveals great ignorance
Wednesday Oct 31 2012
Dee Nann writes (“Fantastic job, Mitt Romney," Reader Input) that if Obama is elected again we “... will end up being Nazi Germany. “ This statement is the ...
Improve future for women
Thursday Aug 23 2012
This week Republican Todd Akin trashed U.S. women claiming “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy. He apologized, but one must conclude that this is how he thinks. GOP Sena ...
Family planning a personal issue
Monday Mar 05 2012
Jobs and debt are the biggest challenges facing our country, but abortion and birth control consume a disproportionate amount of discussion among GOP presidential candidates. These ...
Grover Norquist calls GOP shots
Wednesday Dec 21 2011
GOP representatives appear to have blocked the payroll tax cuts proposed by the administration. Ninety-eight percent of GOP members of the House signed a pledge to Grover Norquist ...
Tax boost will diminish deficit
Wednesday Jul 20 2011
Our country’s budget deficit comes as no surprise. We continue to fund two wars and are still saddled with $1 trillion in tax cuts from the previous administration. Income taxes ...
Vote-by-mail the way to go
Thursday May 12 2011
There’s been a lot of proper anger over the expense necessitated by the two recent elections to fill Ted Gaines’ Assembly seat. Voter turnout was low; a friend who worked one ...
Big oil backs Proposition 23
Monday Oct 25 2010
Proposition 23 is deceptively named “California Jobs Initiative.” Supporters claim that Prop. 23 will save 1.1 million jobs. I could find nothing to support this claim, nor doe ...
Save jobs, kill Prop. 23
Friday Oct 01 2010
I urge you to vote no on Proposition 23, which would stop implementation of AB32, the CO2 reduction bill. Prop. 23 supporters claim that jobs will be lost under AB32. This is fals ...
Energy vital to US security
Friday May 07 2010
The cap-and-trade energy bill is the next congressional battleground. I believe it’s being sold in the wrong way, to reduce man-made C02 emissions, in an effort to stall global ...
Tea Party must address issues
Monday Apr 19 2010
April 15 was a big day for the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party wants to reduce taxes (“Taxed Enough Already”) and also reduce the continuing national debt. I’m all in favo ...
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