Duffy's Opinion


Do Your Job

Republicans have blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for showcasing her expensive double stainless steel refrigerators and gourmet ice creams in her opulent St. Helena, California, home, but I have no problem with that.

What I do have a problem with is this: By not voting on more money for small business, she has essentially signed the death papers for many small-business owners who simply cannot afford the prolonged closure of their businesses. Wake up, Madam Speaker, and do your job!


David Tulanian


Voting by mail the new norm?



Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the county board of elections and the U.S. Postal Service. 

The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers could be used to offer free postage on the envelopes used to vote by mail. The person voting would also have more time to consider what they are voting for and would not be confined to the hours of the polling place.

It would also prevent unwanted entry to schools and churches from anyone trying to harm someone. In addition, the voter would not be harassed by someone trying to place unsolicited campaign literature into their hand. The additional revenue would boost the postal service and perhaps keep it afloat until we, as a country, are able to vote online.

Voting by mail would solve the registered voter problem and guarantee safe passage of the ballots to the county board of elections.


Joe Bialek