Tom McClintock

Debate must get past selfish

The most stunning moment of the national health care debate at Representative (Tom) McClintock’s Granite Bay town hall meeting was when an obviously prosperous man stated, “I d ...

Tom McClintock has done little for war veterans

Re: Henson letter, Sept. 23, I am a decorated, honorably discharged Vietnam War veteran. I know something of the welcome you make reference to upon my return home to the United Sta ...

Brown’s claims nothing more than a bluff

Charlie Brown was asked at a debate this weekend to give voters some assurance that if he was elected that he could “stand up to and not march in lock step” with his leader Nan ...

Charlie Brown’s straight-forward answers key

I write in support for Charlie Brown for Congress. After attending a couple of house parties and a town hall meeting for Charlie two years ago, I became a huge fan of his. When a ...

So done with 'wannabe' politicians

I’m so done with the McCain/Palin, Doolittle/McClintock/Krantz bunch (including “wannabes” Aaron Klein and Scott Leslie!) The polls indicate the people in this district and t ...

McClintock not a worthy alternative to Brown

In regards to Rich Maye’s Oct. 8 letter, who is the fool here? If all you can offer, as an alternative to Charlie Brown, is the interloping, carpetbagging McClintock, I say skip ...

Charlie Brown not the conservative he says he is

Charlie Brown has spent a great deal of money trying to convince us he’s a conservative. However, Charlie, voters might notice that your yard signs are always accompanied by Obam ...

Republicans open local headquarters in Downtown Auburn

Republicans have established a Main Street presence in Auburn, officially opening an office on Downtown’s High Street in advance of the Nov. 4 election. Republicans filled the f ...

Mixed reviews for content on Journal opinion page

I am writing to comment on three items that appeared on the opinion page Friday, Sept. 19. First, the so-called “cartoon” by Andy Lukkonen insinuating that Senator Tom McClinto ...

TV ad wrongly discredits candidate Charlie Brown

Tom McClintock’s TV ad featuring activist Deborah Johns is alarming. How dare Ms. Johns swift-boat the patriotism of a man who has devoted his life to defending our country! Char ...

Wrong to attack veteran’s patriotism, war opposition

Tom McClintock’s personal attacks on Charlie Brown’s patriotism have moved me to donate more of my savings to the Brown campaign and to write this letter to the editor. I do no ...

Lukkonen Minuteman cartoon was 'despicable'

The cartoon by Mr. Lukkonen showing the ill-dressed, gun-toting, overweight Minuteman is one of the most despicable I have seen (Journal, Sept. 7). I guess Mr. Lukkonen has missed ...

‘Swift Boaters’ should treat candidates equally

I have always known that many of Auburn’s local leaders have served in the U.S. Navy, but I never knew that they were from the ranks of the “Swift Boat” crews. I was under t ...

Our View: Congressional debates should rise above attacks

The most important local race in the upcoming election is Charlie Brown vs. Tom McClintock for the 4th Congressional District seat. To enable voters to make the right choice, Brown ...

Energy independence may be impossible dream

Energy independence — just about every president since Richard Nixon has dangled that phrase in front of voters near election time or in State of the Union addresses. We are now ...