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  1. Truth about voter 'stupidity'

    I don't understand the current furor over the comments made by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber about the "stupidity" of U.S. voters ("Health-care law's opponents react angrily to 'stupidity' video," Nov. 13). He was just telling the truth....

  2. Forego winter rye and ensure water for crops

    We just received our latest water bill. Last year, when we had planted a winter rye lawn, we used 55 CCF of water. This year, we did not plant a winter rye lawn, and we used only 23 CCF of water in the same time period. We hope that in the...

  3. Why shelters see fewer animals

    It's interesting the way city animal control says less animals are being "turned in" ("City shelter sees fewer animals than expected in first year," Nov. 18). I can chime in here: Because people know it is very difficult to do so. It means...

  4. US-China deal is historic

    The agreement between China and the U.S. marks the beginning of international cooperation on reining in heat-trapping gases that are leading to global climate disruption. The U.S. has agreed to cut net greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent...

  5. Congress can lead green wave

    Mitch McConnell is no defender of the coal miner or the coal miner's daughter ("McConnell signals a fight over US-China greenhouse gas pact," Nov. 13). He is standing up for mine owners, not the workers. It is true that Kentucky's economy...

  6. Show some Killer kindness and send this dog home

    New adoptive parents, please send Killer home ("Too late by two hours: Dog owner's little Killer promised to, and later adopted by, a new family," Nov. 14). The real owner, Meghan, missing by a couple of hours is just a shame because she...

  7. A solution to Ferguson riots

    I have a simple solution to end the criminal conduct and the associated demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, linked to the officer-involved shooting. The governor should announce that if any criminal activity is perpetrated, all welfare...

  8. Ethan, you are not alone

    In response to Ethan McEnroe ("Kern will need veterinarians to take care of its future herds," Nov. 12): You are not alone! My granddaughter is now a senior at Cal Poly Pomona studying to be a veterinarian. She may even join you at UC Davis...

  9. 'There still are many good people out there'

    Sometimes when we read and hear the daily news, we think there is nothing good. But if we look around there are many surprises for us. Not every day or all of the time, but when we least expect. I went to Walgreens the other day to check...

  10. Keep eastside parks clean

    I am currently a full-time student at Bakersfield College. I live in the east Bakersfield area, and our parks are filthy. They are covered in graffiti and vandalized often. They are homes to homeless people who loiter all over the parks....

  11. Election hardly a GOP mandate

    What is it with Nazi parallels that a recent contributor feels justified in using in crowing about a Republican victory, and a suggestion that noncooperation with the administrative branch of government is a "mandate" from the people ("GOP...

  12. A few healthful tips for dealing with valley's air

    With the recent spikes of air pollution in the Central Valley, the American Lung Association in California reminds residents to avoid prolonged outdoor exposures when air pollution reaches unhealthy levels. Residents with respiratory...

  13. Climate change view is just a bunch of hot air

    Valid scientific data refute the Bloomberg View ("Real climate-change test moves from words to deeds," Nov. 5) about man-made global warming and need to cap CO2 from fossil fuels. Bloomberg cites the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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