Tea Party

Armey trapped US in big ditch

During the run-up to the Iraq war, Republican Dick Armey, then-majority whip in the Congress, got a briefing from Dick Cheney purporting to show that Iraq had weapons of mass destr ...

Palin can butt out of our state

Tea Party’s Sarah Palin is already offering her opinion about California’s race for governor. Predictably, she’s not so much giving support to any candidate as she is trying ...

Administration very arrogant

I am amazed at how naive many people are as we watch our current president and his leftist administration repeatedly run roughshod over the Constitution. Their unbelievable arroga ...

Looking behind the scenes: Local GOP’s transparency lacking

It wouldn’t be truthful to write that Tom Hudson and I agree on many things. While he always returns my phone calls, and takes an inordinate amount of time to make sure all my q ...

Taxes, debt and checking facts

In response to Ron Paitich’s letter of April 20, “Tea Party must address issues,” with all due respect Ron, please do your homework first. Tax cuts do increase revenue (fact ...

Tea Party must address issues

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 ...

Republicans are ‘irrelevant’

The April 1 letter from Irene Smith was screaming that hypocrisy abounds and finished with the condemnation of ignorance and arrogance. Irene rants that, “Conservatives are will ...

Who are the big spenders?

I had to laugh at an article in the Sacramento Bee about the Democrats being big spenders with a record $1 trillion since Obama’s election. This article concerning a “GOP cens ...

Congress lacks common sense

The Tea Party’s contention that our political system is broken has merit but no plausible solutions. The present problem has been festering for many years and has reached the poi ...

100 community members at City Council

McBean Pavilion was packed Tuesday night with 100 audience members awaiting answers from City Council. The answers they wanted were to the 15 questions presented by the Lincoln Te ...

Wrong to dilute past sacrifice

Re: the March 23 letter to the editor, “March 21 ‘new Day of Infamy.’” The writer, by comparing the passage of the health care reform bill to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on P ...

What about the facts?

Mr. (Dean) Forman talks of the repudiation of (President) Obama (Reader Input, Feb. 2), but what about the Republican Party? The polls have consistently rated Obama in the 40 perc ...

Partisan name-calling must go

In the Aug. 28 Journal, Democrat Larry DuBois said Tea Party participants “would be better off spending time doing community service.” How insulting! Actually, how arrogant! ...

Local ‘tea party’ folk flex collective muscle

Auburn’s Steve Cavolt remembers the rush of excitement he felt when he and 10,000 others gathered last April 15 for what organizers billed as a Tax Day Tea Party on the West Step ...

Give protest a rest on holiday

To the “Tea Party” entrants at the Auburn Fourth of July parade — shame on you. For one day can’t we just give it a rest and actually celebrate this great country? This par ...