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Reader input: Iran nuke deal a head scratcher

Our president’s foreign policy in the Middle East seems little more than wishful thinking. Obama will win the hearts and minds of the Arab world by confessing America’s ...

Reader input: How far is too far to be PC?

In removing the rebel flag from South Carolina’s statehouse, the question being raised is:  How far do we go to be politically correct? Greg Buetz (Reader input, July ...

Reader Input: Good reasons for lawful immigration

Memo to the Republicans: The ball’s now in your court. Go positive. Construct a bill on immigration reform, let the president veto it and explain why to the people. In shor ...

Reader input: Weigh words when writing

Re: Tom Neary, Reader Input, March 18:  You were doing so well acknowledging Jim Beall, Sr.’s ability to communicate with intelligence, humor and grace (“Stop ...

Reader Input: Let corpeople pay a BS tax

The Bush-stacked Supreme Court decided corporations are people and have the same rights. Call them CORPEOPLE. Don’t regular people, therefore, have the same rights as corpeop ...

Reader Input: Health system bankrupts

For those of you who shudder at the word “socialism” when it comes to health care: How are you with the word, “bankruptcy,” unique to capitalism? The Amer ...

Reader Input: Republicans are tough on crime

In Florida, 2005, 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was snatched from her bed by John Couey, a repeat offender. Jessica was the “quiet girl with the radiant smile.” This mo ...

Reader Input: Make room in garage for armed drone

The founding fathers wanted us to have guns so the government could not become a dictatorship. With an arsenal in every house, they’d be afraid to infringe on our freedoms. T ...

Reader Input: President should address family stability

Gun control — curbing violence — is the mantra of the day ... the focus of our president. All well and good, but why stop there? “Why not,” asks the Chris ...

Reader Input: Think before backing privatization

Over 10 years ago, I taught for Horizon Charter School as well as a Horizon spin-off administered by “One-to-One Learning,” sponsored by Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified Sch ...

Reader Input: Devoutly do we invade

The religious right claims we’ve deteriorated as a result of deviation from our “Christian” heritage. At the same time they say we are a “Christian” n ...

Reader Input: Support fight for real food

It is no coincidence that the food and chemical industries combined to dump $47 million into promoting a pack of lies to defeat a proposition designed to make us aware of the manip ...

Reader Input: Put children’s safety first

The tragic murder of 20 children — mostly kindergartners — in Newtown, Conn, is the ugly reality of our times. It keeps happening. And it could happen again. I submit ...

Reader Input: 1700s tea party led to some freedoms

Once upon a time there was a tea party in Boston where a variety of mostly young idealists expressed their annoyance with British oppression and taxation. It coincidentally pleased ...

Reader Input: Who are they?

  Please tell me just who are they To tell us what to think and say Who move Christmas to Thanksgiving Day Their philosophy is clear and clean The better life is clearly ...