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.

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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…

I am 72. My 50-pound Lab mix and I go walking every day. We almost got home; it was across the street. I heard dogs barking. I looked and there were two big pit bulls and they turned and looked at me. They turned their bodies toward me. I saw her. I was dead. Somebody behind me let me leave …

Thanks for publishing Robert Price鈥檚 interview with Bill Thomas. I was very interested in what Thomas had to say, and I was impressed by his sense of honor and service and dedication to the rule of law. Thank you, Mr. Price.

One of the requirements for a healthy society is a functioning justice system. For a justice system to function, the people in the society must believe it is fair and impartial. This does not mean the justice system must be perfect; it can and has made some occasional honest mistakes. It sim…

For about nine years, a sizable majority of Americans have wondered why so many tens of millions of their fellow Americans are in the thrall of Donald Trump 鈥 yes, Donald Trump, the billionaire New York playboy and former cartoonish reality TV host, who sportscaster Bob Costas recently refer…

Heaven knows, President Joe Biden's early mixed messages on the border have been a frustration for many supporters, as well as gift to the other side. One of his missteps early on was to ease the process for claiming asylum.

I extend my sincere gratitude to Robert Price for his insightful interview with Bill Thomas, a true conservative champion, as detailed in his recent column. It is refreshing to hear perspectives grounded in integrity and genuine conservative values during these tumultuous times.

By all means, let's take a star who is drawing new attention to a women's sports league that could definitely use it, and make her into a hate figure.

As California鈥檚 budget process heats up, we鈥檒l begin hearing more and more about the good, the bad and the ugly regarding the size and reach of government. Some want it small, others as big as needed to deliver what鈥檚 needed to fulfill the aspirational terms of our constitution鈥檚 preamble. Y…

I dreamed I was on the field at Gettysburg where I met President Lincoln. I talked to him about his speech and what he envisioned for the future of our country. He emphasized his belief that 鈥渁ll men and women are created with individual aspirations and deserve equal protection under our law…

My understanding is the president, who previously used executive orders to open the southern border, then told us for more than two years the border is closed, then blamed Republicans for not giving him the power to close the now-open border, is now using executive orders to partially close …

As expected, the weekend papers were clogged with leftist experts on jurisprudence, rejoicing that Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 counts in an expensive Soros-recruited bogus trial by devious jurists 鈥 even with two lawyers selected for the jury. How strange.

After attending church and enjoying breakfast Sunday, I made the mistake of reading Robert Price's conversation with Bill Thomas. It wasn't unexpected, just wrong. Using the opportunity to savage any Republican that supports Donald Trump with the same old ... remember Jan. 6 baloney... and e…

In 2023, at least 40,167 people died from gun violence. Injuries from guns totaled 36,357. More than 120 people a day are killed by guns in the United States. Every nine minutes at least one gun is stolen from a vehicle. A reported 6,192 children and teenagers were shot in 2023 with more tha…

A rumor's going around that the Manhattan jury pool could not have produced 12 peers willing to give Donald Trump a fair shake. And that explains the jurors' decision to find him guilty on all 34 charges in the hush money case.

I just read where 撸管社 will be receiving some state funding in which to institute various local beautification projects! I think one of the considerations should include a tree planting program (environmentally sustainable) along the crosstown freeway, a very highly used corridor, lea…

Thank you for the interview of Bill Thomas (June 2.) Thomas is an old-school Republican, the kind who still supports the rule of law and objects to people doing whatever it takes to get what they want.

Do you remember Gov. Gray Davis? Way back when in California, when we were faced with a governor who completely lost touch with reality and made extremely poor choices, we decided to recall this governor and change the direction of the state.

Regarding the new Love's truck stop being built on Taft Highway: I think that Love's is disrupting both residents and businesses along the highway. They have successfully installed truck turn lanes while blocking the residents from turning west, which we previously had the right to turn.