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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 ...