Oh my goodness, please don't tell me parents have to have the governor restrict smartphone use in our schools. An article in the June 19 edition of the paper gave him credit for coming up with that bright idea.

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Not only are the people of the United States nutty over guns, now the agenda-driven Supreme Court of the country is just as nutty. When will the madness end? Answer: Perhaps when the politician鈥檚 children get gunned down in their classroom or playground by some psychopath with access to rapi…

By some measures America鈥檚 never been better, by other measures many Americans are not doing so well. But beware the nostalgist who fondly recalls years past and mentally dwells in the largely fictional worlds of golden yesteryear. Nostalgists live in a mostly pain-free sanitized world that …

In our era of one-party rule by complacent Democrats, California might benefit from a coherent and compelling political opposition.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has now proposed to cut $50 million allotted to repair our state's dams, a vital resource for our water supply. Yet he continues to promise funding for medical insurance for illegal immigrants, and invites out-of-state women to come to California for abortions paid for by o…

Has lack of integrity become a prerequisite for high-level government jobs? In the past few weeks, we have seen many high-level officials accused with solid evidence of lurid activities.

The Supreme Court just overturned a federal ban on bump stocks, the device that let the Las Vegas shooter injure more then 500 people and kill 60 within minutes.

As an attorney, I once was asked to sit in as a judge pro tempore. They had no one available to handle a number of uncontested cases on an afternoon calendar.

A June 8 article by Nile Kinney, 鈥淎t least understand what they want鈥 was something to behold. Why Kinney didn鈥檛 just call all Trump supporters deplorables and be done with it I don鈥檛 know.

Supreme Court Justice Alito stands by the story, insisting his wife flew the U.S. flag upside-down to protest a neighbor's Pride Flag and he personally had no knowledge whatsoever. Just as he disavows knowing of being at odds with his neighbors.

There have been two letters in the past week that really caught my eye. One was titled "Time to move on, Joe" and the second was 'End Pride Month." Both were very well-written. All I can add is double ditto.

Israel pulled off a hostage rescue that deserves to go down in the annals of extraordinarily daring, highly successful military operations, yet it is being condemned for it.

I am reading "An Unfinished Love Story," a personal history of the 1960s by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Nineteen sixty was the first time I engaged in national politics, when I realized the power and importance of the United States in local and international affairs.

In response to "Stormy time for the republic," Travis Harless wrote an enjoyable, thought-provoking piece, and I thank him for his service to our country.

The late Sen. John McCain didn't much like Obamacare, but in 2018, the Arizona Republican pulled it out from under then-President Donald Trump's hatchet. Why? Because McCain saw the "skinny repeal" measure as a sneaky attempt to eviscerate the health coverage of little guys to free up money …

Caroline Reid recently decried the incivility and ignorance of some letters to the editor: 鈥淲e鈥檙e going to have to endure insults and all kinds of know-it-alls between now and the elections if we鈥檙e going to read the Opinion section in our local paper鈥 I may stop reading these guys.鈥

Pride Month. Please help me understand why a need to celebrate in public a person's sexual lifestyle. Seriously. Since when did sexual choices become a national interest to Americans where we felt it necessary to have parades? If sexual choices are to be made into holidays or parades, what's…

We don't know who they are or where they are. All we know is that some place or other, a shadowy group of powerful Republicans is meeting to figure out how to ban contraceptives.

I can see now that between today and the elections, we are going to have to put up with an awful lot of seventh- and eighth-grade behavior on the part of your letter writers (mostly men who think they know more than Donald Trump and/or Joe Biden, judges, juries and even God).

A special thank you to Nile Kinney for writing that eloquent, very meaningful Community Voice ("At least understand what they want," June 8). I think of myself as an independent, freethinking person who agrees with both Democrats and Republicans on different issues. But I agree with Mr. Kinn…

E Pluribus Unum, PBUS for short. Pass the buck of the United States is going to be our new name and new world reputation. The members of Congress were scared to hold Trump accountable, and missed the opportunity to disqualify him from office. Let the courts do the job, they said. Doesn't loo…

Thursday was June 6, the day in 1944 when some 150,000 troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. Most were young men 18 to 22 years old who should have been home starting their adult future lives.

The opinion pieces on June 5 invite comment. Brik McDill ("To get the goods, pay the freight") describes several instances of we the people wanting something for nothing. The essence of what he is describing is an eventuality of democracy. You may have heard the political sound bite lately: …

By virtue of their profession, society has bequeathed upon doctors the noble attribute of 鈥渨anting to help people.鈥 Yet that has not been my experience. My experience has led me to conclude that doctors are glorified mechanics 鈥 fixing the human body as opposed to vehicles. Much like mechani…