Opinion

Jun 212014
 
Letters to the editor: change the 'Redskins' name; fund early childhood education

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER – June 18, 2014 Change the ‘Redskins’! During the NBA Finals, viewers saw a message sponsored in part by the Yocha Dehe Wintun tribe of Yolo County.  The commercial highlights a racial slur that has persisted as the name of a team mascot for over seventy years:  “Redskins.”  For many years, [...]

Jun 122014
 
High school graduation time: both over-rated and fondly recalled

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 4, 2014 – Another high school graduation week is upon us. Seventeen and eighteen-year old students all over the nation will be marching down their respective aisles, having endured weeks of practicing and hearing “Pomp and Circumstance” being played over and over again by young bands not always gentle on [...]

Mar 052014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 26, 2014 – Guest opinions & letters to the editor from this week’s edition of West Sac’s local paper: __________ My ‘blind date’ with Zane Grey I know he’s no longer alive – it was a ‘virtual’ blind date, put together by the West Sacramento library staff. Their Valentine’s Day season “Blind [...]