Supposedly Epstein hanged himself, in a locked down prison where they take your shoelaces and no bed sheets!

The autopsy is not ready for release. In the meantime—in a day or so when cries for release of the autopsy are increasing, there will be another eeeugggge crisis swamping all news coverage. Like the Mueller report, the Epstein autopsy will be forgotten. Blamed on the jail flunkies. Justice!

Elizabeth Curry

Carson City


I am writing in support of the Endangered Species Act, and in opposition to efforts by Congress to undermine this landmark wildlife conservation law.

The Endangered Species Act is a safety net for fish, plants and wildlife on the brink of extinction. Since President Nixon signed the law in 1973, hundreds of species have been saved from disappearing forever, including the American bald eagle, the peregrine falcon and the American alligator, and many more are on their way to recovery.

But now, some members of Congress are trying to weaken the Endangered Species Act to benefit developers and the oil and gas industry.

Protecting endangered species is important to me.

We have a responsibility to future generations to be good stewards and protect imperiled wildlife and the special places they call home. Our senators must oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

Kyle Johnson

Auburn, California

Putin switches sides?

As the Russian interference saga continues (“They’re at it as we speak”—Robert Mueller) it’s worth taking the time to analyze our opponent’s possible responses to our defensive strategies. Media and the population at large seem to have collectively decided that foreign interference will again benefit the current officeholder. There could be an alternate scenario at play. What if Putin grows weary of his lap dog on Pennsylvania Avenue and devises a new method to undercut our democracy? One that echoes previous interference but does not lead to the same result?

Picture severe voting disruption, miscounts and other underhandedness that makes Florida 2000 look like a Rotary Club showing of hands. This time, however, Putin puts the Democrats over the top, purposely leaving an easy-to-follow trail of bread crumbs for all to see. Now imagine a right wing justifiably up in arms. Do you think Republicans, who exist in permanent attack mode as it is, would take a measured approach to uncover Russian sabotage? Or delay collusion and impeachment hearings “until all the facts are in”?

Don’t make the mistake of believing the next attack on our democracy comes waltzing down the same path humming the same tune as the last one. This is not your father’s election meddling. The game is called “Seeds of Disruption,” and harvest season arrives in November 2020.

Brad Small


What guy?

Corporate media has to love this guy. No need to pay reporters to cover bombing of civilians in Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria etc. Nor report on fires in the Arctic or global warming, or children sexually abused in our concentration camps at $750 per kid per day.

All they gotta do is analyse a few frequent foggy tweets, show old stock footage of poo poo head and Moscow Mitch, alarm us enough to get more advertisers and then enjoy a nice bonus and a stogie. Sweet.

Now if they only gave us bread with that circus.

Craig Bergland



Re “Courting readers” (news, Aug. 8):

We reported that Foundation Forward Inc. was subsidized by the Koch brothers. That should have read that Foundation Forward Inc. uses Koch-subsidized materials. We regret the error.