Letters to the Editor

California and climate, Clinton and Trump, Sherman and genocide

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation while joined by Senate President pro tem Kevin de Leon, state Sen. Fran Pavley and others on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The law sets a new goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation while joined by Senate President pro tem Kevin de Leon, state Sen. Fran Pavley and others on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The law sets a new goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Associated Press

Global leader on climate

Re “Brown signs climate bill, ‘sends message’ ” (Page 1A, Sept. 9): Kudos to the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown for passing and signing a bill to aggressively cut our carbon pollution. California has become a global leader in tackling the threats posed by global warming.

As Brown noted, we now need Congress to follow our lead and pass a climate bill to similarly curb American carbon pollution. The job is far from done, but today is a proud day to be a Californian.

Dana Nuccitelli, West Sacramento

Double standards for Clinton

Re “Clinton, Trump stress their security credentials” (Page 1A, Sept. 8): Enough of mainstream media making a big deal about Hillary Clinton’s emails. When the Bush administration and the RNC ran private email servers, media coverage was nowhere near what we see today. Fox News was virtually silent, but today, all Fox talks about are Clinton’s emails.

Clinton has been offering real solutions to address challenges facing Americans. She is serious and trustworthy, but she gets little favorable media coverage.

Her opponent is divisive, misrepresents the truth and offers no solutions. But, thanks to the conservative and corporate media, the race is tightening.

Joseph Slabbinck, Citrus Heights

Clinton has no credibility

When I was in the Navy, I had a “Secret” clearance. If I had done what Hillary Clinton did with her emails, I would have been court-martialed. If what she did using a private server wasn’t illegal, it was against policy and unethical. She has no credibility.

Michael Davis, Rancho Murieta

Not really a cliff-hanger

Re “FBI chief: Choice not to prosecute Clinton wasn’t ‘cliff-hanger’ ” (Page 9A, Sept 8): Whether Hillary Clinton’s actions were prosecutable depended on the difference between the definition of “gross negligence” and “extreme carelessness.”

If that difference, which is microscopic at best, doesn’t constitute a cliff-hanger it can be only because FBI Director James Comey wasn’t going to recommend prosecution no matter what he found.

Paul Greisen, Sacramento

Sherman architect of genocide?

Re “William Tecumseh Sherman marched through California” (Viewpoints, Sept. 8): Before embracing William T. Sherman as an exemplary founder of California, we should become familiar with the scholarship of Benjamin Madley, “An American Genocide, the United States and the California Indian Catastrophe.”

This is the forgotten history of California’s founding.

Charity Kenyon, Galt

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