Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed http://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST ted.appel@pressdemocrat.com (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/mediapool/sites/PressDemocrat/assets/img/logo/pdlogo-sm.gif The Santa Rosa Press Democrat http://www.pressdemocrat.com/ 180 18 <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Deputies’ big pay days raise concerns ]]> It was tempting to focus on the $341,800 paid to a single deputy sheriff when Staff Writer Nick Rahaim reported on Sonoma County’s payroll last … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:11:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6911462-181/pd-editorial-deputies-big-pay http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6911462-181/pd-editorial-deputies-big-pay <![CDATA[ Sunday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Unaffordable housingEDITOR: Younger workers are being locked out of the Sonoma County housing market. The median price for a house in Sonoma County is double … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:09:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6901947-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6901947-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Golis: Seeing the California many people never see ]]> PARKFIELDThe sign on the small bridge approaching Parkfield reads: “Now entering North American Plate.” And the sign approaching the same bridge from the opposite direction … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:07:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6913781-181/golis-seeing-the-california-many http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6913781-181/golis-seeing-the-california-many <![CDATA[ Close to Home: Why I chose to march for science on Earth Day ]]> Initially it made no sense to me that scientists would want to march on Earth Day — a day we honor the Earth, when environmentalists … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:07:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914253-181/close-to-home-why-i http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914253-181/close-to-home-why-i <![CDATA[ Krugman: The balloon, the box and health care ]]> Imagine a man who for some reason is determined to stuff a balloon into a box — a box that, aside from being the wrong … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:01:04 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6913772-181/krugman-the-balloon-the-box http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6913772-181/krugman-the-balloon-the-box <![CDATA[ Pearlstein: Donald Trump’s 100-day slide into irrelevance ]]> It is more than five months since the election and three months since the inauguration — enough time to be able to make an informed … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:01:04 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914047-181/pearlstein-donald-trumps-100-day-slide http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914047-181/pearlstein-donald-trumps-100-day-slide <![CDATA[ Brooks: The crisis of Western civilization ]]> Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” They basically told … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:01:04 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914070-181/brooks-the-crisis-of-western http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914070-181/brooks-the-crisis-of-western <![CDATA[ Alefantis: When fake news collided with reality at my pizza shop ]]> The recipe for pizza is simple: flour, water, yeast, salt, time, tomato, cheese and heat. But the internet has a way of taking the simplest … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:01:03 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914079-181/alefantis-when-fake-news-collided http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914079-181/alefantis-when-fake-news-collided <![CDATA[ Economist: Handle with care: North Korea is the world’s most dangerous problem ]]> North Korea can be as confusing as it is alarming. It is a hereditary Marxist monarchy. It has the world’s youngest supreme leader and also … ]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:01:03 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914119-181/economist-handle-with-care-north http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6914119-181/economist-handle-with-care-north <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]> ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:37:31 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/1533815-181/letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/1533815-181/letters-to-the-editor