Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed http://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Fri, 15 Dec 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: The rush is on to pass a bad tax bill ]]> A showdown vote on the tax bill seems inevitable before Congress goes home for Christmas.Suddenly, however, its prospects may be less certain.Republicans are desperate to … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:11:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7766108-181/pd-editorial-the-rush-is http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7766108-181/pd-editorial-the-rush-is <![CDATA[ Friday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Hypocrisy in RP EDITOR: Let me start by saying that I do not use cannabis in any form. I find Rohnert Park’s ban on marijuana-related … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:09:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7752294-181/fridays-letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7752294-181/fridays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ The Last Word: Enter the PD’s write-a-caption contest ]]> How to enter ‘The Last Word’: Scroll down and click on “Show reader comments.” Write your own caption or vote for your favorite by clicking … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:39:05 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7766382-181/the-last-word-enter-the http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7766382-181/the-last-word-enter-the <![CDATA[ Close to Home: Life’s not fair, but the internet should be: Long live net neutrality ]]> The internet — you know, that thing you use for everything. That thing you use to pay your bills, Skype with family and manage your … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:56:08 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7760501-181/close-to-home-lifes-not http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7760501-181/close-to-home-lifes-not <![CDATA[ Von Drehle: Doug Jones’ victory should make Trump nervous ]]> Let’s be honest: Doug Jones is likely to be a three-year senator. I don’t want to rain on the winner’s parade. The former U.S. attorney, … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:37:27 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7765352-181/von-drehle-doug-jones-victory http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7765352-181/von-drehle-doug-jones-victory <![CDATA[ Collins: Donald Trump’s gift to women ]]> On the day before the Alabama election, I found myself explaining that I needed to get to work despite the bombing at my subway station … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:01:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7765071-181/collins-donald-trumps-gift-to http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7765071-181/collins-donald-trumps-gift-to <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: The many fathers — and mothers — of Moore’s grand defeat ]]> We hate to quibble with the late John F. Kennedy, who once said, “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” But sometimes … ]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:40:56 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7761486-181/pd-editorial-the-many-fathers http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7761486-181/pd-editorial-the-many-fathers <![CDATA[ Thursday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Charitable deductions EDITOR: Despite extensive media coverage of the potential impact of the proposed Republican tax reform bill, it is astonishing that there has been … ]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:39:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7752191-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7752191-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Will: By endorsing Moore, Trump sunk the presidency to unplumbed depths ]]> The first time ended badly, so when, 156 years later, Alabamians were incited to again try secession, this time from the national consensus that America … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:48:29 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7761585-181/will-by-endorsing-roy-moore http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7761585-181/will-by-endorsing-roy-moore <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]> ]]> Sun, 26 Nov 2017 16:31:34 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/1533815-181/letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/1533815-181/letters-to-the-editor