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Editor: If Amy Coney Barrett means what she said, she should resign from the Supreme Court. Justice Barrett said justices should be “hyper-vigilant to make sure they’re not letting personal biases creep into their decisions.” The Supreme Court’s five Republican justices, in the dark of night, decided to uphold a flagrantly unconstitutional assault on women’s […]

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Editor: Unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions of all greenhouse gases, limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees will be impossible. Are we capable of acting? Probably not. Are we stuck with our traditional “reactive mode”? Change is difficult; however; stupid, irrational thinking will be our doom. This should not be a divisive, partisan […]

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Editor: This letter is a reaction to Ellen Snortland’s column in Pasadena Weekly. My feeling about these flights is that they are simply ego trips. These men have the money, and they choose to spend it on a meaningless glory trip. The U.S. and Soviet Union space programs starting in the 1950s were creating and […]

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Editor: In 1765 Voltaire warned that “those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” We already have seen such atrocities given birth by the falsehoods of political misinformation manifested by the acts that led to the Oklahoma City bombing and that encouraged the participants in the Jan. 6 attack on our […]

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Editor: There is progress being made toward improving our city’s waste management problem. Recently, the city’s plastic bag ban has been reinstated after being withdrawn during the pandemic. On March 25, The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 was officially introduced to Congress. On Jan. 1, the city of Pasadena will begin allowing […]

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Editor: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) threatened, “Nobody serving in this chamber can even begin to imagine what a completely scorched Earth Senate would look like.” Without the filibuster, he predicted the Senate would be “a 100-car pile-up where nothing moves.” After McConnell’s efforts to obstruct any and all legislation from passing the U.S. […]

Journaling can help with COVID-19 emotions Editor: In the midst of a global pandemic and economic turndown, many Americans are battling stress, depression and despair. Since COVID-19 emerged, the number of adults who have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder has risen from 1 in 10 to 4 in 10. Many have also experienced […]

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Editor: A violent, armed mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building incited by an unhinged, unmoored mentally ill man. The astonishing turn of events came when President Trump exhorted his followers, white supremacists, QAnon supporters, the Proud Boys and others to protest the congressional certification at the Capitol. These unpatriotic misfits must be […]

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Thankful for Global Child Thrive Act Editor: As a founding member of the San Gabriel Valley chapter of Catholic Relief Services, I want to thank Sen. Diane Feinstein and Rep. Judy Chu for cosponsoring the Global Child Thrive act that was passed at the end of 2020. This act authorizes Congress to fund early childhood […]

Trump’s betrayal of democracy Editor: “The Republican Cult is an organized conspiracy for the purposes of maintaining power for self-interest. There is no fidelity to the American ideal,” states Steve Schmidt. It is clear that the 126 Trump cult members from the House and 18 red state attorneys general have betrayed their oath to the […]

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