Jim Sweeney - Assistant Editorial DirectorAssistant Editorial Director at The Press Democrat
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Sweeney: The crook, the Klansman and the quandary
A sardonic bumper sticker slogan captured the dilemma faced by the citizens of Louisiana: 'Vote for the crook. It’s important.'
Sweeney: Free-riders of the Sonoma Coast
Sonoma County lined up at the mic when the California Coastal Commission convened a hearing in Santa Rosa, declaring that day-use fees — like those charged by the county at Doran Beach and several other coastal parks — are unfair, even unconstitutional.
Sweeney: A Golden State guide for the presidential candidates
California is the nation’s largest state, and hundreds of convention delegates are at stake in both parties, but we’re not accustomed to having any influence on the nominations.
Sweeney: Some taxing questions about ‘medicine’
Maybe marijuana moguls are different. Maybe they like paying taxes.