Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed https://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:00:00 PST ted.appel@pressdemocrat.com (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 https://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/mediapool/sites/PressDemocrat/assets/img/logo/pdlogo-sm.gif The Santa Rosa Press Democrat https://www.pressdemocrat.com/ 180 18 <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Don’t sacrifice open government to the pandemic ]]> The League of California Cities has asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to let its nearly 500 member cities keep the public in the dark during the … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:09:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10882410-181/pd-editorial-dont-sacrifice-open https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10882410-181/pd-editorial-dont-sacrifice-open <![CDATA[ Wednesday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Navy (in)justice EDITOR: Edward Gallagher was accused of cutting the throat of an incapacitated Islamic fighter, and he was convicted of posing with the victim’s … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:07:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10848819-181/wednesdays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10848819-181/wednesdays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Westneat: Is mail voting a threat to the republic, or a boost for democracy? ]]> Everyone’s been focused on how the coronavirus has infected the economy. But it’s also sickening democracy, with primaries postponed and plummeting voter turnout in the … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 06:49:51 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10873456-181/westneat-is-mail-voting-a https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10873456-181/westneat-is-mail-voting-a <![CDATA[ Bernstein: Passing relief bill was easy, spending $2 trillion will be harder ]]> It’s one thing to pass a big economic relief package. It’s quite another to implement it successfully. And yet, if the Trump administration fails to … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:03:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10878947-181/bernstein-passing-relief-bill-was https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10878947-181/bernstein-passing-relief-bill-was <![CDATA[ Goldberg: Republicanism in the age of coronavirus ]]> I’ve been telecommuting for decades, so for me sheltering in place isn’t remotely the burden it is for a lot of Americans. But it does … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:01:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10881629-181/goldberg-republicanism-in-the-age https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10881629-181/goldberg-republicanism-in-the-age <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Skipper acted in the tradition of Teddy Roosevelt ]]> Capt. Brett Crozier paid a high price for speaking truth to power. But if the skipper of the USS Theodore Roosevelt sacrificed his 28-year Navy … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:05:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10879270-181/pd-editorial-skipper-acted-in https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10879270-181/pd-editorial-skipper-acted-in <![CDATA[ Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> For a daily briefing EDITOR: As I shelter in my home wearing a blue shirt in honor of Santa Rosa police Detective Marylou Armer, I … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:03:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10876924-181/tuesdays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10876924-181/tuesdays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Douthat: The road to semi-normal ]]> There will be three stages to the coronavirus era. The stage we’re in now is the period of emergency, when stores are shuttered, church services … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:01:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10875879-181/douthat-the-road-to-semi-normal https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10875879-181/douthat-the-road-to-semi-normal <![CDATA[ The Last Word: Enter the PD’s write-a-caption contest ]]> How to enter The Last Word: Scroll down to write a caption for the cartoon above by Gary Varvel. You also can vote for your … ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:07:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10872553-181/the-last-word-enter-the https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10872553-181/the-last-word-enter-the <![CDATA[ Monday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Property tax relief EDITOR: Action is the work product of leadership in an emergency. County officials must act outside the box regarding property tax payments … ]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:05:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10872514-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10872514-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Close to Home: Don’t forget to call your doctor ]]> March 30 was Doctor’s Day — and what a unique day in the office it was. My normally bustling Monday included drive-through COVID-19 testing in … ]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 18:27:14 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10866687-181/close-to-home-dont-forget https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10866687-181/close-to-home-dont-forget <![CDATA[ Paris: If marijuana is essential, then why not books? ]]> Why should it be easier to buy marijuana than a good book during the coronavirus shutdown? California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home edict lets dispensaries stay … ]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:03:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10869011-181/paris-if-marijuana-is-essential https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10869011-181/paris-if-marijuana-is-essential