Opinion

EDITORIAL Wealthy vs. healthy

The nation’s biggest banks are awash in profits. Wells Fargo reports second-quarter profits up 47 percent over a year ago. It raked in $2.58 billion, up from $1.75 billion for the same period last year.

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COMMENTARY Obama, my grandpa and health care

My grandfather retired from Chrysler in the early 1980s. He was what we in the Midwest call a 'stand-up guy.' He worked hard and did his job, but he never took any crap from anybody, especially the foreman.

COMMENTARY The mentality of marginalization

Because of McCarthyism, the Cold War, the long economic expansion following WW II, and a resistence to think anew, the Left has been on the edges of politics for more than a half century. During this time, our ability to impact on broader political processes in the country has been narrowly circumscribed – nothing like the 1930s, nothing like the Left in many other countries.

COMMENTARY Calif. budget crisis who should pay the bill?

WHITTIER, Calif. — California’s state budget is still being debated with continued threats of cuts and services to the most needed in our state.

LETTERS Importance of standing up, coverage of N. Korea, Iran, Honduras, Health care for all

Importance of standing up, Re: N. Korea test, Where is coverage on Iran?, SourKraut, Honduran coup not ‘glorious’, Health care for all

Will the Communists nationalize Juniors junkyard?

Today is Saturday, so I crank up my old pickup truck and head down the old dirt road to see my good friend Junior. I love this old truck and every rattle that goes with it. One thing about south Georgia is the washboard roads. They are very difficult to navigate at times. The 8-track player blares out “your cheatin’ heart” as my hound dogs (pronounced ‘dawgs’) bark and bay at every turn we make — the day is starting out great.

LONESOME HOBO ECONOMICS Mountaintop removal on recovery road

In the Coal Creek river valley in Southern West Virginia actress Daryl Hannah and NASA climatologist James Hansen were arrested protesting continuation of mountaintop — “surface” — mining, warning of dire environmental consequences and unfunded costs exceeding the value of coal mined.

What will Sarah do?

I know predictions are risky in politics — but who wants to “play it safe?” Not me. So here it goes.

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LETTERS: Free Cuban Five, A must-see, Significant world news, Urgent care for Peltier, Award-winner

Free Cuban Five A must-see Significant world news Urgent care for Peltier Award-winner

Standing firm for Honduras

The coup d’etat carried out against the legally elected president of Honduras on June 28 is meeting with worldwide resistance which is as strong as it is broad. Not a single country around the world is supporting it. The United Nations General Assembly and the Organization of American States have declared emphatically that they do not recognize the coup regime.

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