Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed http://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Fri, 18 Aug 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[ Thumbs up: Clear the tracks! SMART has arrived ]]> Roughly 60 years have passed since the North Coast was last served by a passenger rail line, and nearly nine years have passed since Sonoma … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:32:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7320031-181/thumbs-up-clear-the-tracks http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7320031-181/thumbs-up-clear-the-tracks <![CDATA[ Thumbs up: CEOs leaders take a stand — and walk out ]]> Corporate executives are seldom the objects of popular praise. But this thumbs up goes to the heads of Pepsi, General Motors, IBM and others who … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:30:17 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7320026-181/thumbs-up-ceos-leaders-take http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7320026-181/thumbs-up-ceos-leaders-take <![CDATA[ Thumbs down: Oregon officials cast shadow on eclipse trips ]]> Oregon officials are warning that accommodations and viewing equipment are already in short supply. As New York Times columnist Frank Bruni noted on Thursday, rooms … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:33:40 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7320044-181/thumbs-down-oregon-officials-cast http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7320044-181/thumbs-down-oregon-officials-cast <![CDATA[ Friday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Defining treason EDITOR: Treason consists of allying with our enemies and giving them aid and comfort. The white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, who carried … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:26:27 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7311161-181/fridays-letters-to-the-editor http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7311161-181/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 for the cartoon above by Gary Varvel … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:01 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7322051-181/the-last-word-enter-the http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7322051-181/the-last-word-enter-the <![CDATA[ The Last Word: This week’s winners of the PD’s write-a-caption contest ]]> “All the news that’s fit to print isn’t all the news that’s fit to read.” DONNA LOGAR, Santa Rosa “It’s time you kids learned that … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:11:57 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7320125-181/the-last-word-this-weeks http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7320125-181/the-last-word-this-weeks <![CDATA[ Sunstein: Trump actually did something good this week ]]> Obscured by the tumult surrounding President Donald Trump’s horrendous response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the White House managed to take a significant positive … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:25:27 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7319484-181/sunstein-president-trump-actually-did http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7319484-181/sunstein-president-trump-actually-did <![CDATA[ Skelton: Don’t be too smug, California: The state has its own shameful history of racism and bigotry ]]> So this is making America great again? We’re losing respect around the world. The president is striking out in Congress. And he seems incapable of … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:25:28 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7319853-181/skelton-dont-be-too-smug http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7319853-181/skelton-dont-be-too-smug <![CDATA[ Milbank: Trump’s loyal defenders at ‘Fox & Friends’ ]]> The movement away from President Donald Trump had become a stampede. Republican lawmakers from Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to lowly backbenchers dissociated themselves from … ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:26:28 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7318972-181/milbank-president-trumps-loyal-defenders http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7318972-181/milbank-president-trumps-loyal-defenders <![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