Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed http://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Wed, 22 Mar 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: Deciphering new report card for public schools ]]> California schools just got their new report cards, and anyone who wants to understand them will need to do some homework.The multi-variable, multi-colored school dashboard … ]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:59:26 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6806161-181/pd-editorial-deciphering-new-report http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6806161-181/pd-editorial-deciphering-new-report <![CDATA[ Wednesday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Santa Rosa parking fees EDITOR: Here we go again. Santa Rosa city officials are changing downtown parking rules (“Parking rates may rise,” Thursday). I’ve lost … ]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:59:25 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6789314-181/wednesdays-letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6789314-181/wednesdays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ The Last Word: The PD’s write-a-caption contest ]]> How to enter ‘The Last Word’: Click on “Show reader comments” and write your own caption to the Gary Varvel cartoon above or vote for … ]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:41:09 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6784839-181/the-last-word-the-pds http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6784839-181/the-last-word-the-pds <![CDATA[ McManus: The federal bureaucracy needs an overhaul ]]> Here’s one thing President Donald Trump is right about: The federal bureaucracy is due for an overhaul. “Our moral duty to the taxpayer requires us … ]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:59:25 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6802692-181/the-federal-bureaucracy-needs-an http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6802692-181/the-federal-bureaucracy-needs-an <![CDATA[ Why confirmation fights aren’t over ]]> Ordinary Americans may be understandably perplexed by the controversy over nominating a judge to the highest court in the land. Isn’t appointing a top judge … ]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:57:20 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6805783-181/why-confirmation-fights-arent-over http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6805783-181/why-confirmation-fights-arent-over <![CDATA[ Hail, hail: Chuck Berry was an American original ]]> This editorial is from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Just as there are lots of things that are debatable in life, rock ‘n’ roll has been known … ]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:57:20 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6806016-181/hail-hail-chuck-berry-was http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6806016-181/hail-hail-chuck-berry-was <![CDATA[ Thumbs up: Finding doctors for rural area ]]> California is one of a small handful of states with laws prohibiting hospitals from directly employing physicians. The state also has a chronic shortage of … ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:42:22 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6803174-181/finding-doctors-for-rural-area http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6803174-181/finding-doctors-for-rural-area <![CDATA[ Thumbs up: A compromise on SMART to Larkspur ]]> Six weeks ago, we turned thumbs down on San Rafael’s last-minute plea to delay SMART’s extension to Larkspur, where passengers would be able to catch … ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:41:53 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6803190-181/a-compromise-on-smart-to http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6803190-181/a-compromise-on-smart-to <![CDATA[ Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Fueling demand EDITOR: I’m amazed that pundits repeatedly identify the “housing crisis” as an imbalance between demand and supply but discuss only the supply side … ]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:36:26 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6775524-181/tuesdays-letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6775524-181/tuesdays-letters-to-the-editor <![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