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  • Letter: An answer to a rhetorical question

    Re: “The president's veto power is alarming,” Mailbag, Jan 24. I was under the impression our local paper would no longer print this kind of politically biased rant about a national issue. Perhaps it agrees with the complainer, or wishes to fill its local mailbag with polarizing political “discussion.” In any event, I will answer Adams’ rhetorical question. While I agree with the opening statement, “The United States is no longer a democracy where the people are considered,” I differ as to who we are at the mercy of. Wealthy corporate interests that (thanks to the Citizens United decision) now stack the seats of Congress with representatives who will vote in their interests, compel our president (who was voted in twice by actual people) to reluctantly exercise his veto powers to protect the interests of the people. How did we let this happen?
  • Letter: The president's veto power is alarming

    The United States is no longer a democracy where the people are considered. We are at the mercy of a dictator who has vowed to veto anything and everything the new Congress proposes for the good of the country. How did we let this happen? Francis...

    Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

    Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races
    Both Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had resounding wins in their races to remain in office on Tuesday. With 100% of the precincts counted, Schiff received 69,944 votes, or 76%, in the U.S. 28th Congressional...

    Letter: Armenians have a right to their identity

    Am I entitled to know the original last names of my great-grandparents? The Genocide of 1915 abruptly uprooted the Armenian people from their ancestral homeland and effectively wiped out all traces of their identity. From Ani to Van, from Erzurum (Garin)...

    Letter: U.S. presence missed at Vatican ceremony

    On Sunday, April 27, millions of viewers across the globe witnessed the momentous, historical occasion in Vatican City when Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, with Pope Emeritus Benedict VI in attendance. Many...