Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed http://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Sun, 27 May 2018 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: Burbank’s place in history and in our town ]]> Luther Burbank may be Santa Rosa’s most celebrated resident.Burbank created hundreds of varieties of fruits, grains and ornamental flowers at his nursery and experimental farm, … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:11:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8366373-181/pd-editorial-burbanks-place-in http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8366373-181/pd-editorial-burbanks-place-in <![CDATA[ Sunday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Good pay, good schoolsEDITOR: The leading gubernatorial contenders are portrayed either as beholden to teachers unions or to wealthy donors pushing charters schools, but the … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:09:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8357144-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8357144-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Golis: Will a resurgent California make the right choices? ]]> In Donald Trump’s America, people keep hoping for the day that California falls on its face. The state’s support of immigrants, its dedication to environmental … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:07:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8362890-181/golis-will-a-resurgent-california http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8362890-181/golis-will-a-resurgent-california <![CDATA[ Close to Home: Thoughts on social etiquette with fire victims ]]> Even though it has been months since the fire, we victims are struggling and will be for a long time. The days go on, and … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:07:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8363273-181/close-to-home-thoughts-on http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8363273-181/close-to-home-thoughts-on <![CDATA[ Modell: New Burbank, new name? ]]> Burbank Auditorium, home to Santa Rosa Junior College’s theater arts program, is under renovation during the school’s centennial year; this is an opportunity not only … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:05:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8363225-181/modell-new-burbank-new-name http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8363225-181/modell-new-burbank-new-name <![CDATA[ Mathews: California housing is a Kafkaesque nightmare. Ask him. ]]> By Franz Kafka (as told to Joe Mathews)I keep hearing you Californians calling your state’s housing crisis Kafkaesque. You are far too kind: I never … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:03:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8365493-181/mathews-california-housing-is-a http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8365493-181/mathews-california-housing-is-a <![CDATA[ Stephens: Did the FBI save Trump’s presidency? ]]> There has always been a relatively innocent and eminently plausible interpretation for why Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had so many suspicious ties to Russia. Let’s … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:03:00 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8365506-181/stephens-did-the-fbi-save http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8365506-181/stephens-did-the-fbi-save <![CDATA[ Brooks: The American renaissance is underway ]]> People who read this column know my political ideology: I’m a Whig. If progressives generally believe in expanding government to enhance equality, and libertarians try … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:01:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8338984-181/brooks-the-american-renaissance-is http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8338984-181/brooks-the-american-renaissance-is <![CDATA[ Krugman: What’s the matter with Europe? ]]> If you had to identify a place and time where the humanitarian dream — the vision of a society offering decent lives to all its … ]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:01:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8363309-181/krugman-whats-the-matter-with http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8363309-181/krugman-whats-the-matter-with <![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