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Resolve issues under lockdown

We hear a lot about how our country cannot seem to get it together on, for example, health care or education. My bet is that if you locked down a group of the most ultra-conservat ...

Slow the global corporate drivel machine

The advertising sleezeballs who market our political candidates are of the same ilk who portray BP as a “green” company. Those with the resources to employ them crudely manipul ...

Fifty-five deaths and counting

I am a retired social worker and I have telephoned everyone that I could reach and have tried unsuccessfully during the last jumper tragedy (No. 55) (Journal, Oct. 20) to find out ...

Time to lose some naivete

So the government takes from the rich to give to the poor (Reader Input, Jan. 3)? Get a clue. All taxation ends up in the hands of the rich: Bloated defense contracts (Lockheed), ...

Remember those who suffered intolerance

Regarding the current problem of naming a park after an avowed racist who didn’t even live in Auburn, it’s embarrassing when outsiders learn of the quandary and shame us into m ...

Extremists have simplistic view

Dear Editor: Fundamentalist extremists have one thing in common: They view the world in simplistic, black-and-white terms. This enables the Christian variety to claim pro-choicere ...

Complacent Auburn is stirring

Several within this complacent, conservative community are feeling the pinch of reality, for a change, and are squirming in print. Steven Nichols (Reader Input, July 7) asks why t ...

Please don’t skew numbers

Praise the conservative reaction in defense of the downtrodden upper class. Willard Schmehl (Reader Input, June 2) says “the top 5 percent pay 51 percent of the taxes,” but for ...

Plenty of factors to share blame for economic woes

Recent letters from the extreme right have blamed California teacher salaries, illegal immigrant farmworkers, auto worker unions, not enough military spending, separation of church ...

Prop. 8 money would have been better spent on needy

Apparently, pointing out hypocrisy among the Christian right is considered, by some, to be grounds for being accused of hating Christians. I stand by my position that time, energy, ...

Respect, concern are hallmarks of Coach Bean’s way

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of community portraits published in this space Fridays. On the Colfax High School football sidelines on game night, it’s Coach Bean or ...
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