tea party

Reader input: A special ‘thanks’ to Fox News

I wish to apologize to Jack Smithart (Reader Input, May 1) for apparently offending his heroes, the Tea Party and Fox News (Were they even mentioned in my “Corpeople” l ...

Reader Input: Does US mirror 1958 China?

Could it be that we are taking the “Great Leap Forward” as did China in the year 1958? During China’s Great Leap Forward campaign, massive amounts of money/inve ...

Reader Input: How will Auburn take to Walmart?

There are lessons in history. Through most of the 1760s the British East India Company had maintained a monopoly on the importation of tea to America. As a result, tea prices wer ...

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: Deep gratitude to the tea party

Now, as the holiday season approaches, we should give thanks to the tea party for the blessings it has bestowed on our nation. Thank you for forcing Mitt Romney so far to the rig ...

Voters may well need counseling

I have been an avid reader of newspapers for decades. A person can generally find the front page filled with stories of war, epidemics, natural disasters, political unrest in the ...

Things political reader knows

I would like to respond to Mark Jensen’s comment that I am uninformed (“Blame the Grand Old Party,” Reader Input, Aug. 21). That is most certainly not the case. I ...

Blame the Grand Old Party

I was out of town when your opinion was published so I could not respond in a timely fashion (“US President blatantly lies,” Reader Input, Aug. 15). My Lord, Donna (McC ...

Justice should recuse himself

A moment of truth for health care reform, but the deck is stacked as the Affordable Care Act gets its day in the Supreme Court. Why, you ask? Justice Clarence Thomas has served on ...

Inaction has consequences

Recently I invited a young couple to a meeting of the local tea party. They must have been expecting a room full of wild-eyed seditious hell-raisers. “My God,” the young lady c ...

Clear the plate of yesteryear

In 2012, I resolve to point out even more clearly how Republican and tea party politicians have done everything in their power to hamper President Obama, to keep the economy flound ...

Working stiffs have a friend

To Steve Cavolt (Reader Input, Dec. 22): Yes, the two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts passed by the House GOP on Dec. 22 with the support of Tom McClintock will be funded in part ...

Behind the Signature: Irene Allen

A visit with the Journal’s letter contributors. Irene Allen Lives in: Colfax, since 1987, with husband, Doug. “We used to live in Auburn, but it was getting too crowded. My ex ...

Jim Ruffalo: Times are rife with organizing and recall fever

Apparently the idea of organizing is alive and well, and I’m not talking about the Republican Party’s over-reaching debacle at Ohio. No, all anybody needs to do is look around ...

From skeptic to believer? Climate change turnabout stirs debate

A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Tempe ...