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My Turn: Paying for infrastructure without soaking the taxpayer

President-elect Trump has many difficult fiscal tasks ahead — one of which is to promote long-overdue infrastructure construction at a time when the national debt exceeds our entire economy and interest costs alone are eating us alive. Some have said that a rebounding economy resulting from tax reform will pay for it. That may be, but […]

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Courage is facing the issue

EDITOR: Reading the article by George Runner in your Nov. 30 issue reminded me that we humans often confuse our feelings, gossip and wishful thinking with actual information and evidence based facts. Mr. Runner began his article with a story that was told to him by an unnamed friend who was told the story by his […]

1 Comment / December 14, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden Guru: The oldest tree in the world

As a native Californian and nature enthusiast I have had a lifetime to explore California’s wild and scenic places. I was fortunate to grow up with parents who were teachers. On teachers’ salaries, we had the summers but not much money for our large family to go on extravagant vacations. This was fine with me […]

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My Turn: Blue lives matter

A handful of California families will find it hard to celebrate the holidays this year because they lost their fathers and brothers to senseless violence. On Oct. 19 Modoc County sheriff’s deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a disturbance call and was shot and killed in the line of duty. He was only 31. On Oct. […]

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Publisher’s Ink: Castro is dead; Clinton is the un-dead

“I’ve never killed a man, but I’ve read many obituaries with pleasure.” Clarence Darrow After decades of torture, executions and playing warden to the largest island prison in the world, Fidel Castro joins other despicable tyrants in the den of the devil. News of Castro’s death brought elation to millions, except those on the left […]

1 Comment / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The Leftism is in remission and we are going home

EDITOR: The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills is sending its militia/supporters home. We got together in 2010 to protect the Constitution of the United States because we knew our basic constitutional freedoms were under assault. We watched helplessly as President Obama moved the Affordable Care Act and its 28,000 pages of text, regulations […]

3 Comments / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Academics are stunned by Trump’s win … and that’s a bad thing

A friend of mine recently told me about a troubling experience his daughter had at a California community college. She had to endure a political rant from one of her professors, who compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and claimed Trump’s election was worse than 9/11. I wasn’t a diehard Trump supporter. For me, the […]

1 Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »