Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed https://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Wed, 13 Nov 2019 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: Focus on facts as impeachment hearings unfold ]]> For only the fourth time in U.S. history, a president is facing formal impeachment proceedings. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution establishes the grounds … ]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:09:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10306151-181/pd-editorial-focus-on-facts https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10306151-181/pd-editorial-focus-on-facts <![CDATA[ Wednesday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Disasters and pride EDITOR: Yes, the fires are a disaster, the cost of living in Northern California is a disaster, the homeless situation is a … ]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:07:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10302319-181/wednesdays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10302319-181/wednesdays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ McManus: Trump’s ever-changing Ukraine story ]]> The tangled saga of President Donald Trump’s effort to muscle Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and others in return for U.S. aid or a state … ]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:05:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10297372-181/mcmanus-trumps-ever-changing-ukraine-story https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10297372-181/mcmanus-trumps-ever-changing-ukraine-story <![CDATA[ Diehl: Eastern Europe reprises the 1930s ]]> On the night after the Berlin Wall fell, as I watched crowds of delirious East Germans surge down West Berlin’s broad Kurfürstendamm street, it didn’t … ]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:03:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10297417-181/diehl-eastern-europe-reprises-the https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10297417-181/diehl-eastern-europe-reprises-the <![CDATA[ Martelle: Sandy Hook parents get their day in court ]]> The wall of invulnerability around U.S. gun manufacturers just cracked a bit. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed a civil lawsuit to proceed against … ]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:01:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10304929-181/martelle-sandy-hook-parents-get https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10304929-181/martelle-sandy-hook-parents-get <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Bring more presidential debates to the West ]]> When it comes to presidential elections, the West gets short shrift. Once again all the two major parties have planned are a couple of low-profile … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:05:01 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10283793-181/pd-editorial-bring-more-presidential https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10283793-181/pd-editorial-bring-more-presidential <![CDATA[ Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Types of homelessness EDITOR: There are basically two categories of homelessness. The first includes people who are temporarily homeless for reasons such as loss of … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:03:01 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10283780-181/tuesdays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10283780-181/tuesdays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Stephens: In Bloomberg vs Trump, it’s maker vs faker ]]> Mike Bloomberg should run for president, for two reasons that ought to be dispositive. First, he would be a very good president, potentially a great … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:01:01 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10296289-181/stephens-in-bloomberg-vs-trump https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10296289-181/stephens-in-bloomberg-vs-trump <![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, 09 Nov 2019 00:07:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10281584-181/the-last-word-enter-the https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10281584-181/the-last-word-enter-the <![CDATA[ Monday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Relocate services EDITOR: More than a century ago, an evangelical group started a rescue mission near the current location of the Catholic Charities homeless services … ]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:15:28 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10273420-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10273420-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Close to Home: Connecting isolated vets in rural areas ]]> According to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Rural Health, nearly a quarter of U.S. veterans reside in rural communities. As with their non-veteran … ]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:16:53 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10284078-181/close-to-home-connecting-isolated https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10284078-181/close-to-home-connecting-isolated <![CDATA[ Giacomo: Suicide is deadlier than combat for the military ]]> Struggling with mental demons, Kayla Williams went to her bathroom and held a gun in her hand, contemplating suicide. It was 2004, and she’d been … ]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:16:24 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10281832-181/giacomo-suicide-is-deadlier-than https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10281832-181/giacomo-suicide-is-deadlier-than