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Postcard From Ohio

Cavanaugh writes from vacation and shares how he and Atwood actually agree on something, as well as, his opinion on McClintock and President Trump

Dr. Bill Atwood

Un-American

After kicking the budget can down the road on a number of occasions the Congress finally decided what to do. The House passed their bill and sent it to the senate. Having discussions, press conferences, more meetings, more discussions, the Democrats, led by minority leader, Charles Schumer, and decided that the Democrats in the Senate would put the welfare of 700,000 DACA kids ahead of every other single American in this country.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Liberals just don’t get it

“The sky is falling,” cried Chicken Little. We witnessed other Chicken Little’s this past week or so. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth Warren were talking about the end of the world as we know it thanks to the new tax cuts.

Opinion

How Medicare covers mental health

Let’s hope it never happens, but there may come a time in your life when you need mental health care. Your Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Eloquent King

He would have turned 89 this coming Monday. In April it will have been 50 years since he was gunned downed by a coward hiding in the shadows as he walked out of his motel room that morning in Memphis. James Earl Ray killed the man and not his Dream.

Opinion

2018 will bring challenges and opportunities

After installation ceremonies Tuesday, Jan. 9, I am proud to once again serve as chairman of the Madera County Board of Supervisors for 2018. I had the pleasure of being chair in 2010 and 2014 and consider it an honor to have the opportunity to serve once again.

Opinion

What to believe about the Republican tax plan

The release of the tax reform plan by the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives has caused the Washington spin machine to go into overdrive. For taxpayers there is much to like, including across-the-board tax rate reductions, doubling of the standard deduction and significant tax simplification. But progressive politicians and pundits predict the end of western civilization if the plan becomes law.

Peter Cavanaugh

Misery accomplished

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.” -- Pope Francis – “Evangelii Gaudium” (2013).

Opinion

Save YHS CTE teachers and classes

According to the Madera County census 77% of the people that live in Madera County do not have a college degree. According to EDSOURCE, 18% of the students at Yosemite High School participate in Advanced Placement P classes. Of that 18%, it is reported that there is a 32% passing rate.

Peter Cavanaugh

Flashback 2017

January started with “Flashback 2016” “Twitterdee Dumb” discussed the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. “Dog Catches Bus” noted a new total command of our national government by the Republican Party. “Obstreperous Obstinacy” marveled at the triumph of loyalty over logic. “Oakhurst Rising” saluted an historic turnout led by Oakhurst Area for Peace. “In This Together” recognized the advent of a new consciousness.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Goodbye Erna

Pfiat di. That is the way they say goodbye in Austria. It was announced this past week that Erna’s Elderberry House and Chateau du Sereau have been sold. At long last Miss Erna will be able to take her well earned retirement and enjoy life without the day-to-day concerns of running a world-class operation.

Dr. Bill Atwood

Merry Christmas

This coming Monday Christians around the world will be celebrating the birth of one little baby in Bethlehem that occurred 2,000 years ago. That little baby grew into a man who changed the world in more ways than any other human being who ever lived. The greatest kings, presidents, generals, and titans of industry combined haven’t affected us as much as that man. His birth and death are the focal point of the calendars for most around the world as B.C. and A.D.

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