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Ride to honor, support veterans

There’s roughly 11,100 miles separating the shores of the United States and the battlefields of Afghanistan. A motorcycle ride aims to honor the soldiers and veterans who hav ...

Reader Input: How far should we go to be politically correct?

Is this country going to rewrite history in the name (of) being “politically correct?” The governor of South Carolina just signed a law removing the Confederate flag fr ...

Reader Input: Time to update on birth control

A leaked draft of a highly anticipated letter on the environment by Pope Francis casts climate change as a threat largely caused by humans and urges action to reduce the emissions ...

Another View: What kind of country would make a drunken driver wait five years for his day in court?

I have a friend I will call Michael who was stopped for drunken driving while working in a foreign country. He has been held in jail for five years without bail and without an at ...

For Placer vets, an exception to the rule

In many colleges in the United States, veterans face an uphill battle when it comes to not only readjusting to civilian life, but getting the educational benefits they earned throu ...

Another View: Reality belies myths about race, welfare

The subject of racism has been on my mind of late, and it occurs to me that misconceptions are at the root of this charged issue. One of the cruelest misconceptions is that welfare ...

Reader Input: US homeless wait their turn

Are we forgetting that the homeless are hungry “after’’ Thanksgiving and “after’’ Christmas? We feed people around the world, but our homeless h ...

Reader Input: Constitutional rights can be lost

It has been reported that 55 percent of Christians are not registered to vote. In the last election, 60 percent of registered Christian citizens did not vote. It is no wonder that ...

Reader Input: May God still bless America

Once again, “Happy Fourth of July” and may God continue to bless America! History reads: Pericles built a civilization upon culture and it failed. Caesar built a civi ...

Reader Input: US discards its opportunities

We are discovering that failure to enforce immigration laws is leading to mass chaos along our Mexican border. Parents from Mexico, Central America and South America desire a bet ...

Reader Input: Constitution a work in progress

The Constitution of the United States of America was established in order to form a more perfect Union. This guideline for unity, obviously, has not yet been achieved. This is the ...

Another View: TV news goes dark when it comes to free trade agreement coverage

Ever hear of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Don’t worry if you haven’t because hardly anyone in the United States has. At a recent talk about the news media that I ga ...

Reader Input: US health care costs too high

Scott Johnson’s letter, “Happy with new insurance” (Reader Input, Dec. 26), resulted in many online comments criticizing him for taking a subsidy to reduce his in ...

Reader Input: For veterans, gloomy years ahead

I am a Vietnam veteran and a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. I am more than familiar with the plight that the vets of that war have endured: drugs, alcohol, crime, ...

Auburn shows little faith in feds

A recent Associated Press poll shows that 70 percent of Americans lack confidence in the government -- and it turns out that many Auburn residents feel no differently. Several Aub ...