Letters to the Editor

Letters published on Jan. 3, 2018

January 03, 2018 at 3:00 am

Tree rings point to an ever changing climateSteve Barrett’s letter on the Dec. 10 Opinion page reminded me of something I learned several years ago from a friend of mine studying at Fresno State California. His science class went on a field...

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Building pride in American made

December 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

In a time of uncertain economies, I can’t help but think about how we as Americans can take more control into our own hands. Hard work, fine craftsmanship, and innovation were some of the values this nation was built upon. In recent decades...

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Sen. Tester puts Main Street first

December 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

With the partisan divide appearing wider than ever, Sen. Jon Tester is working to rise above it all by joining his colleagues to release a common-sense regulatory reform package focused on making a better environment for small Main Street f...

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A dissent from the bottom: These are ‘the times that try one’s soul’

December 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

Four score and two years ago (sorry Abe), our forefathers in Congress created the great Social Security program. Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (in 1935 for those of you who aren’t good at math), it was designed to give ...

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Letters published Dec. 31, 2017

December 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

Make America great again, and quit yer whiningA lot of us would like American great again, except people who act like kids and kick and scream against it. That’s not too controversial. —Robert Gansel, EurekaWorries and woes at the end of th...

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Suggestions for liberals in 2018

December 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

By Susan Stamper BrownBecause Democrats have been wandering aimlessly since the 2016 election, I thought it would be helpful to give them some suggestions to help them get out of their funk in my fourth annual “Suggestions for Liberals” col...

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News certain to occur in 2018: Trump will tweet

December 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

Journalists love yearend recaps, but summarizing the odyssey that was 2017 might better be left to late-night comedians. So herewith a Precap of news certain to occur in 2018: Jan. 1 — President Trump tweets: “Let’s resolve to move forward ...

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x Cuts and Jobs: ‘Just in time for Christmas’

December 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

For years, Washington has grown in its power and wealth while hardworking Americans have struggled to make ends meet. In fact, the nation’s most affluent counties are suburbs of Washington, D.C. Taxpayer dollars have padded the pockets of D...

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‘War on Christmas’ is real

December 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

Each year, as battlefield correspondents begin anew to report the “War on Christmas,” different eyes roll in different directions. Many agnostics, progressives, “indifferents,” and Christians skeptical of “those other Christians,” will tend...

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The Christmas Compassion Test

December 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

Here is a thought for conversation around the Christmas dinner table: Would you define yourself as compassionate? Let’s dive a little deeper. On a compassion scale of 1 to 10, where do you fall? How much empathy or concern do you show for o...

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