By Ruth Gadebusch As I approach my ninth decade, I am increasingly concerned as to why we are having such difficulty fitting the puzzle pieces of life into the big picture. At a time when we have [...] Continue Reading
Enough Is Enough
By Ruth Gadebusch Yes, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.), enough is enough—more than enough. It has been more than enough for weeks now, actually months before the November election. Where have you [...] Continue Reading
Standing on the Brink
By Ruth Gadebusch Although the election did not produce the overwhelming votes that we expected, it was clear-cut and we expected to get about the business of our democracy. It was not to be, given [...] Continue Reading
A Christian on Socialism
By Ronald Martin (Editor’s note: The following piece is the author's reaction to comments made by KMJ radio host Jim Franklin about Nora O’Donnell’s interview of Kamala Harris on 60 Minutes. The [...] Continue Reading
Democracy Tested as Never Before
By Ruth Gadebusch We had so looked forward to the election thinking that we could return to some measure of honor and get on to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and other urgent matters. Alas, it [...] Continue Reading
What Is the Defense Against Right-Wing Lawlessness?
By Leni Villagomez Reeves Why Now for the Bolivian Election? Bolivia went to the polls on Oct. 18. Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca were the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the [...] Continue Reading
Now What? Form a People’s Party!
By Yezdyar S. Kaoosji “May tomorrow be more than another name for today.”—Eduardo Galeano Chances are you will read this column a few days before or soon after the 2020 General Election. In [...] Continue Reading
Pure Evil? Questions of Good and Evil
By Ruth Gadebusch It seems unfair to classify an entire group as evil, but where, oh where, are the good Republicans? It has become increasingly difficult to find honor in the party. For a time, it [...] Continue Reading
Have They No Shame Whatsoever?
By Ruth Gadebusch The body of Ruth Bader Gingsburg was still warm when the Republicans began to gloat over their opportunity to make another appointment to the Supreme Court. While hesitating to [...] Continue Reading
Getting an Invitation to Sit at the Table
By Mike Rhodes I was part of the group of homeless people, activists and attorneys who united and prevailed in a lawsuit against the City of Fresno in 2007. The $2.3 million settlement changed [...] Continue Reading
Fresno Unmasked: Police Reform Reveals Loyalties
By Kevin Hall (Editor’s note: As of our deadline, the Fresno Police Reform Commission was next scheduled to meet on August 10.) Like it or not, Fresno is about to take a deep dive into community [...] Continue Reading
Why Latinos Should Support Kamala Harris as VP
By Gabriel Lerner California Senator Kamala Harris should be the Democratic vice presidential candidate. An energetic and courageous leader, Harris deserves the support of the Latino community at [...] Continue Reading