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Story | Sep 14, 2013 | 5:30 PMUsually when reading letters that I don't agree with, I just let them slide and do not give them much thought. However, when one is personally attacked, then a response is in order. Recently, I wrote a piece (Mailbag: "Story | Feb 21, 2011 | 9:14 PM"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" — President Ronald Reagan I imagine Ronald Reagan would have had a chuckle over the government fumbling in Newport Beach over erecting...Story | Feb 28, 2011 | 7:46 PMBecause of the monopoly they have on providing services to residents, most municipal governments provide those services at too great a cost. If municipal governments had competition, free market forces would determine the cost of those services. That...Story | Oct 30, 2010 | 4:12 PMI still remember my parents commenting during the 1964 presidential election about the silliness of Barry Goldwater's recommending that we go back on the silver and gold standard for our nation's monetary system. But now I know that Sen. Goldwater was...Story | Jul 24, 2010 | 8:22 PMEconomist Paul Krugman has been on a roll lately. After announcing that America is in its "Third Depression", the New York Times columnist provided an encore by blaming U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for his concerns about the evils of deficit...Story | Aug 2, 2010 | 5:39 PMThe comments by Chriss Street should not be surprising to anyone ("Community Commentary: Deficit spending a bad move for U.S.," July 25). The comments by Tom Egan are surprising and seem to be more emotional than historical fact ("Sounding Off: Treasurer'...