Opinion

Vote Wall for new DA

Editor, We need a prosecutor in the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office, not a persecutor. Someone with consistently high moral standards, experience, community involvement and a strong sense of fairness and justice. We need Walter Wall as our next DA. John and Carrie Cogdell … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Tax cuts are good for everyone

Editor, Today, I write in response to some letters that were printed in recent letters to the editor criticizing Rep. Tom McClintock. One writer objected to McClintock’s use of the term Marxist to describe people who don’t understand that lower tax rates benefit employers, employees and customers. If you’re really not a Marxist you have no reason to object what […]

McClintock needs to answer questions

Editor, I have a number of questions about the comments made by Tom McClintock in last week’s article in the Gazette. In that article he mentions the new tax law, “According to polls, most people believe it will mean tax increases and the declining standard living for middle class families. They believe it because that’s what the Democratic machine in […]

Don’t follow ‘King Donald’

Editor, Attention editor and all readers. Note the following, extracted from the July 4, 1776, printing of the Declaration of Independence, first drafted June 28, 1776. Speaking to King George II of England: “He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. “He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and […]

Supports husband, who supports women, for DA

Editor, My husband, Walter Wall, is running for District Attorney of Mariposa County. There are many qualities about him which would make him an excellent DA for our hometown. Walter has extensive legal experience, with a 99 percent conviction rate. Walter has an excellent work ethic and is passionate about defending those who have been hurt. But, what I am […]

How to read a seed packet

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE

Shown is an example of the information found on a seed packet. Submitted photoIf you are like me, you have already ordered and received vegetable and ornamental seed packets for planting this spring. The worst thing you can do is open them and start planting directly into the garden without carefully reading the cultivation information printed on the packet of […]

Help shape a better community

Editor, Last year was truly tumultuous. As we begin this new year, 2018, the Mariposa Bahá’í community would like to share with the greater Mariposa community a hopeful vision of the future. Each Thursday evening during February, at 7 p.m., we will be showing a 51-minute film about the life of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet/Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. After the […]

I’m a Democrat, not a Marxist

Editor, Speaking in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Dec. 19, Tom McClintock borrowed a page from Republican Senator Joe McCarthy’s 1950’s playbook, labeling anyone who disagrees with him a “Marxist” (mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/speeches/morning-again-in-america). Joseph McCarthy was a U.S. Senator from 1947 to 1957. In 1950, riding a wave of anti-communist hysteria, McCarthy made repeated but unproven claims that […]

In support of Tom McClintock

Editor, The barrage of letters printed recently in the Gazette against Congressman Tom McClintock show a complete lack of understanding and factual research concerning his accomplishments. It is time to let your readers know that there are many constituents in the 4th District who do support Tom McClintock and recognize everything he has done to help our rural communities. As […]

The question Dems fear most

CAPITOL VIEW

Tom McClintockAs the tax reform bill entered its final consideration in December, one congressional Democrat confided to a colleague that the reason they so vehemently opposed it was that they were afraid it would work. With the bill now signed into law over unanimous Democratic opposition, every American family is about to find out. According to polls, most people believe […]


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