Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: FDA on target with crackdown on teen vaping ]]> Teenagers are figuring out that smoking is a fool’s game. There’s a reason that cigarettes are called coffin nails: Tobacco kills more Americans every year … ]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:23:15 PDT <![CDATA[ Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Connecting the dots EDITOR: Faye Flam’s commentary cautioning against connecting the dots between climate change and hurricanes is outdated at best and misleading at worst … ]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:03:00 PDT <![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” to write a caption for the cartoon above by Gary Varvel … ]]> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:07:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Robinson: Climate change is no longer just a theory ]]> Hurricane Florence has drenched eastern North Carolina with more than 30 inches of rain, an all-time record for the state. Last year, Hurricane Harvey stalled … ]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:01:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Guest Editorial: State legislators ought to live in their districts ]]> This editorial is from the Sacramento Bee: It’s now officially campaign season, so California voters will hear a lot of promises from legislators to represent … ]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:17:53 PDT <![CDATA[ Monday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Obama and Trump EDITOR: There are several inconsistencies in Marc A. Thiessen’s column regarding Barack Obama’s “attack on Trump” (“Ex-presidents should leave the stage,” Friday). … ]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:17:53 PDT <![CDATA[ Collins: Age before beauty, but not politics ]]> And now, the politics of age. Hey, this is important. Grow up and pay attention. Young, left-leaning candidates are revolting against older, traditional Democrats in … ]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:17:53 PDT <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Get smarter about train safety ]]> The third fatality involving a pedestrian and a SMART train since the year-old commuter network began service needs to prompt a conversation about how to … ]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:16:24 PDT <![CDATA[ Sunday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Censoring T-shirts EDITOR: As one of the Santa Rosa High seniors up in arms after senior T-shirts were rejected for slang (“Students’ slogans vetted,” Sept. … ]]> Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:11:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]> ]]> Sun, 26 Nov 2017 16:31:34 PDT