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Judges should tell the truth

EDITOR: When a lawyer states, “I have appeared before the CA and U.S. Supreme Courts,” people reasonably interpret this statement as meaning that the attorney has argued cases in person before the justices of the Supreme Courts. Most people do not think that submitting a document for filing “technically” constitutes an appearance before the court. […]

4 Comments / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: The logic of government

We’re in the thick of another hotly contested political season, so many of us have government front-and-center on our minds. And many have already grown tired of the drama and rhetoric, wondering if anyone out there has the skill set and common sense to return the country to a practical, logical path. In that spirit, […]

2 Comments / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Just call me ‘Slim Bob’

Bob Billingsley

For the first time in my life, I have made a serious commitment to losing 30 pounds and to maintaining a slimmer body. I am a little past the half-way mark, and my eating habits are dull and effective. Presently I don’t look forward to eating, and I dream daily about glazed old-fashion donuts. Clothes […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Democrat or Republican, teach kids what it means to be American

Julie Samrick

What should I have told my children before our city honored Staff Sgt. Sky Mote last month? What does one say about a young hero who made the ultimate sacrifice and made such a large impression in his too short 27 years? Many of us didn’t even know Mote, or his parents who are both […]

Comments Off / September 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Ammo Depot just a ‘sign’ of the times

School officials with the El Dorado Union High School District shot themselves in the foot after making the decision to turn over Ammo Depot’s sign on the Ponderosa High School stadium scoreboard. The advertisement was purchased by the Rancho Cordova business to promote the store and help sponsor the school’s football program. Brandon Lungren is […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: ‘Big Mitt’ feeling Chicago-style heat

With calls for presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns one might suspect the candidate has more to hide behind his wealth. Just how much is this Republican contender worth? And how much does (did) he pay in income taxes? The clamoring from the left would lead one to believe Mitt […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Prepare for estate tax changes

By Chris Torchiana There may be a short window to take advantage of high exemption levels and low rates. If Congress doesn’t act before the end of the year, significant increases to estate and gift taxes are on the horizon. That’s because both federal estate and gift tax exemptions are set to revert to lower […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »