- Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor
- Close to Home: Recognizing the biker next door
- The Last Word: Write-a-caption contest
- Morain: Suit threatens voters’ rights
- Still prisoners of the Saudis
'Biker' or 'motorcyclist enthusiast'? Does the language you choose reveal your perception of folks who ride?
Extremism abounds these days. It has become what defines our politics in Washington, determines our TV programming and rules our public discourse. It’s not enough to just disagree. We must castigate, demean and punish.
Like so many despots, the Saudi King Abdullah was to some extent a prisoner of the system he inherited, interested in reform in theory but unable to find the room or take the risks required to see it through.
The feud between the city of Santa Rosa and a gated community in Oakmont is certainly helping the local lawyer labor market. But at its core, it’s downright silly.
Driving around California last year, we saw how our state has been changed. The beauty, diversity and promise of the place remain, but now people are less sure state leaders know how to put things right again.
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