When the time comes, and I agilely fulfillment it does, I expect Gov. Gavin Newsom will accredit Rep. Barbara Lee to abounding the Senate bench of Sen. Kamala Harris!
Lee has fabricated so abounding in our accompaniment appreciative of her adventuresome abiding adherence to peace, amends and the rights of absolutely everyone. As a senator, she will abide to accomplish us all proud!
Anne Jayne, San Bruno
Regarding “Limitation of authority” (Letters, Aug. 14): The columnist is absurdly dark in opposition to Admiral Trump’s confiscation of abundant ascendancy and his attacks on accustomed regulation, conventions, treaties and the allowable roles of government corporations.
Citing the Constitution, the writer, like abounding of Trump’s supporters, seems absent to the association of bent schemes Trump has affianced in (targeted in books with the aid of abounding Republicans abutting to Trump, these price no solution for everyone fantastic attention). Only a tissue-skinny Amends Department assertion from the Nixon technology sponsored by his accomplice advise generic stands amid Trump and federal indictments. Afterwards Advocate Accepted William Barr, he’d already be on trial.
Even with Barr’s safety, he may also able-bodied be accusable for bent coffer artifice through the Manhattan commune legal professional.
The writer’s abnegation of the disaster all of us face on this built-in crisis is alarming due to the fact we receive a admiral aboveboard defying the actual accompaniment government the columnist thinks prevailed by using sending anonymous troops into towns to abet protests that may be played on TV to acerbate his base.
He’s abrasive the U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Aegis Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Bloom and Human Services. And with Fox News’ advice delusional lodging draw adherents against cabal theories like QAnon, the renewed birther nonsense and anti-science wondering.
Marc Sapir, Berkeley
Crowdfunding for USPS
There is a absolute achievability that our acclamation can be baseborn and/or tampered with because of Admiral Trump’s arrant assault to reduce the postal gadget.
This is artlessly not proper, and we charge all do our allotment to acquisition a solution. Here are a brace of thoughts. Let’s adeptness out to the billionaires (who clearly receive the lodging to perform a large distinction) to acquiesce them to place calm a gaggle to armamentarium the Postal Service for this unique mission. The blow of us can do crowdfunding. I plan to set up a folio on GoFundMe in order that everyone can accompany in the answer.
A fair and aloof acclamation is a basal built-in proper, which now seems to be in jeopardy. Please footfall up and be allotment of the band-useful resource afore it’s too past due.
Marci Smith, Oakland
Dems’ soreness nightmare
Several belletrist take delivery of acclaimed the conscious babyminding to be widespread from electing the Democrats’ afresh seem Joe Biden-Sen. Kamala Harris ticket.
But do they count on Admiral Trump will aloof perspective pat? He virtually fears that Biden’s carnality admiral aces of Harris will added widen his campaign’s 10-factor polling deficit. Trump may also able-bodied motel to a real nuclear option: Throw his dull carnality admiral under the attack bus and call ascent GOP extraordinary Nikki Haley as his personal woman-of-colour energetic mate. The aftermost time a presidential appointee authorized this sort of beauteous artifice become in 2008, lower back John McCain introduced the aboriginal woman anytime to a GOP price tag.
OK, that didn’t project out so well. But Haley isn’t any Sarah Palin; she has abounding acquaintance and authorized accuracy in both calm and followed affairs. Plus, she has displayed the attenuate adroitness for continuing up to Trump afterwards atmosphere him off. A Trump-Haley admission would be the Democrats’ discomfort nightmare.
Edgar Martinez, Orcutt, Santa Barbara County
I success abounding Americans who renowned our time accustomed U.S. Postal Service and postal employees will accompany me in sending baggage of postcards to Sen. Mitch McConnell, Postmaster Accepted Louis DeJoy or any introduced being who adeptness access Admiral Trump, to pork his appropriate defunding and slowing bottomward the postal gadget.
Obviously, the admiral wants to block Democratic citizens who might also watch for on vote casting by mail at some point of the pandemic. Almost genuinely, he has in no way alone beatific a altogether or Christmas time table to a well known relative. But I try this frequently, forth with abounding grandmothers and mothers, including some who voted for him in 2016. Besides sending playing cards, we seniors look ahead to at the mail for medicines and invoice paying. A acting ban on unsolicited litter mail until afterwards the acclamation is a considerable idea, however our column appointment fee be abundantly funded. To block its allotment would be unpatriotic.
Susan Brown, San Carlos
Out of abstruse abhorrence of accident in November, Admiral Trump has been waging a consistent, broad, arrant and deserted increase on the balloter system. Aggregate he does is predicated aloft this worry. By abbreviation U.S. Postal Service allotment and assets, the bold baron is scrambling desperately, pathetically, to do mixture he can to legitimize a venture of the acclamation after-results in the extra acceptable accident that he’s going to lose a accurately captivated election. Trump is abashed of his perp-stroll out of the White House at apex on Jan. 20, 2021, and aggregate he does is based aloft that abhorrence and acutely so. Congress desires to behave anon and in reality to strengthen the Postal Service and bottle our adeptness to workout our Built-in appropriate to vote afterwards sacrificing our bloom and protection.