Opinion

Letters: McClintock’s views shocking

Recently I was one of a few people to attend a town hall meeting with Congressman Tom McClintock at the Del Webb Community Center.   At that meeting, he informed th ...

Our View: Readers can still measure ‘The Messenger’

It seems every time I meet someone new and tell them I’m a journalist, they feel inclined — maybe even obligated — to chime in with some variation on the lament t ...

Letters: Sorry, still sick of cyclists

I'm referring to (recent letters defending cyclists). I have so many times attempted to write in about this matter but thought better of it. After my experience on Sa ...

Letters: Don’t dump the baby with the bath water

Jason Smith's investigative report, "The broken cure," is enlightening. I only hope readers will not interpret any perception of temporary problems with the CURES sy ...

Letters: Congress gets it right on fighting Alzheimers

  Faced with the hardships of the devastating disease of Alzheimers, I am so proud of our Congressional representatives who have pledged to fight this disease by co-sponsorin ...

Letters: Without action, Folsom Lake is on its deathbed

  Our wonderful lake is becoming weaker and weaker every day.  I, like so many others, have the greatest of times going out to the very eastern edge of Douglas Boulevard ...

Letters: Enough bashing cyclists

I was shocked by the narrow-minded ignorance of Tina Pourfathi’s criticism of cyclists in the Sept 4 letter.  Just how do they “pose a danger to the citizens who l ...

Another View: ‘America Gives More Act’ can make a difference

In July the U.S. House of Representatives approved the America Gives More Act (HR 4719), legislation that makes charitable giving incentives such as tax deductions permanent and re ...

Our View: Rocklin Unified in a jam — it’s amateur hour

One of the most cliché images in world literature is the motif of a crafty, energetic student finally surpassing his or her teacher; yet there was no better analogy to fall ...

Letters: New law for cyclists is a joke

  I take great dispute in how a fine will be placed on drivers of cars. This three-foot law will create, at best, places on our county roads impossible to meet, both by drive ...

Another View: Putting pen to paper does not make you a writer - it makes you a primate

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point we lost our way. Maybe it was when we got trophies despite getting beaten on the field, or maybe it was the time that ...

Letters: Roseville’s the new Ferguson

So sad to see how this article (“Defense asks for clemency in Roseville Norteño gang threat case”) makes out these boys to what they are not. Police validatin ...

Letters: More tax breaks for the rich

In case anyone missed the announcement from the Federal Reserve a few days ago, the rich once again got rich and the poor got poorer. The median income of the top 10 percent i ...

Letters: Most bicyclists don’t follow the rules

I am so glad you printed the letter (“Cycle Away — forever!”). It’s a very touchy subject because I admire the bicyclists for their dedication to fitness an ...

Our View: A Burning Man for all seasons

Early in “Lawrence of Arabia,” David Lean's epic about a soul-searching prodigy, the fictional Mr. Dryden observes that Lawrence has a funny sense of “fun&rdq ...