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Dems can’t figure tea party

The deadline to extend the continuing resolution and keep the Washington big spenders wallowing in cash is fast approaching. In a desperate effort to blame everyone else for thei ...

Ruffalo: Local Republicans continue to stink up the place

If my only two choices for membership to a political party were Republican or Democrat, I unhesitatingly would opt for the GOP every time. Maybe it’s nothing more than nostalgia ...

Ruffalo: Motherlode of unreported nuggets hides in Placer minds

In what sometimes seems eons ago, I had a nightly talk show on a Nevada County radio station. Listeners seemed to like it, for which credit belongs to the format rather than the ...

Party needs to make good on promise

Good for the Colfax Tea Party Patriots gathering to study the Constitution. All Americans should read and understand the Constitution. We used to study that in school before civics ...

State showed wisdom at polls

Re: “Voters did not rise to occasion,” Robert Moggridge, (Reader Input, Nov. 5): California elected Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer because they were the best choices. Jerry Bro ...

It’s Brown over Whitman – with a shaky future in a once-Golden State fraught with challenges

California voters returned Democrat Jerry Brown on today to the office he held 28 years ago. Now the 72-year-old Comeback Kid just has to right a state fraught with economic cris ...

Vote third-party for real change

Before you fill out your ballots and mail them in, look at the website of the League of Women Voters for their position on the state ballot measures. This is the group who used to ...

Now for a bit of rhyme

Tea Party Poem by Peg Knoepfle When the economy tanks and people feel pain, The biblical answer is share and sustain. But the tea party shouts that’s a communist ploy! Th ...

Unmask the Koch brothers

The letter regarding the funding for the tea party by Leslye Janusz (Reader Input, Sept. 8) is right on. In a column in the New Yorker magazine, author Jane Mayer tells us the two ...

Tea party avoids listing specifics

Like everyone else, I have been reading articles about the tea party. They profess to be for less government, less taxes and for free markets. While one could say all that sounds ...

Tea party members strive for unity

On Sunday, Sept. 12, a tea party event was held in Sacramento (Journal, Friday, Sept. 10), and the question has been posed, “What is the tea party?” Perhaps the question should ...

Nation needs its government

What a thoroughly senseless letter penned by John Downs (Journal, Sept 13). He claims that our elected leaders “create crisis after crisis.” Please tell us, John, exactly how ...

'Big government' gripes biased

Republicans and tea party supporters seem to be disingenuous in their complaints about deficit spending and the takeover by “big government.” I say this because I did not hear ...

Reader a closet Tea Partier

For the past 15 years I was a Tea Partier but didn’t know it. I was a concerned citizen and taxpayer. I was concerned about many of the things that my government was doing to the ...

Tea Party organizer Steve Cavolt helps give voice to “silent majority”

Auburn’s Steve Cavolt is seeing red these days, and plenty of it. Not only is he fed up with politicians he says aren’t listening to the people who elected them. But he’s a ...