Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed https://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Mon, 27 Jan 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[ Monday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> No viewers, no crime EDITOR: Here we have an amazing piece of history, a Senate trial to impeach the president of the United States and … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:05:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10613910-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10613910-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Brooks: Six truths show that Biden is stronger than you may think ]]> It was yet another epic failure of political punditry. Go back to the early months of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and read what the consultants … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:03:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10624093-181/brooks-six-truths-show-that https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10624093-181/brooks-six-truths-show-that <![CDATA[ Leonhardt: Leonhardt: FDR got it, but most Democrats don’t ]]> In January 1937, near the end of Franklin Roosevelt’s first term as president, Life magazine published a map of the United States spread over two … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:01:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10580357-181/leonhardt-fdr-got-it-but https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10580357-181/leonhardt-fdr-got-it-but <![CDATA[ Skelton: Senate’s leader saved crucial California housing bill ]]> A big part of effective legislative leadership is knowing when and how to exercise extraordinary power. The answer is rarely but emphatically. State Senate President … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:01:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10623379-181/skelton-senates-leader-saved-crucial https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10623379-181/skelton-senates-leader-saved-crucial <![CDATA[ Linder: An unhealthy trend in America ]]> “It’s going to be like breaking up with everyone you know.” That’s what a colleague predicted three years ago when I took a new job … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:01:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10624857-181/linder-an-unhealthy-trend-in https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10624857-181/linder-an-unhealthy-trend-in <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Measure G for better, faster fire service ]]> Sonoma County has too many fire departments and not enough firefighters. Measure G on the March 3 ballot promises to combine some of the 38 … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:42:30 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10627224-181/pd-editorial-measure-g-for https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10627224-181/pd-editorial-measure-g-for <![CDATA[ Sunday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> RP council districts EDITOR: Shame on the Rohnert Park City Council for the districts they drew behind closed doors and voted on at their Jan. … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:42:30 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10613894-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10613894-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Golis: If demographics are destiny, what happens now? ]]> In Sonoma County, a declining population becomes more than a footnote to the disastrous fires of 2017. As with other demographic changes, it suggests a … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:37:31 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10624742-181/golis-if-demographics-are-destiny https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10624742-181/golis-if-demographics-are-destiny <![CDATA[ Close to Home: The rest of Sonoma County’s homeless challenge ]]> The Joe Rodota Trail encampment is a painful illustration of a national crisis and a humanitarian emergency. The complexity of this issue cannot be blamed … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:59:06 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10627082-181/close-to-home-the-rest https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10627082-181/close-to-home-the-rest <![CDATA[ Manjoo: We’re sleepwalking into a surveillance state ]]> There is much about the future that keeps me up at night — AI weaponry, undetectable viral deepfakes, indefatigable and infinitely wise robotic op-ed columnists … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:38:36 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10627009-181/manjoo-were-sleepwalking-into-a https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10627009-181/manjoo-were-sleepwalking-into-a <![CDATA[ Dimitriadis: Life amid Australia’s raging bush fires ]]> MELBOURNE, Australia School is on summer vacation, and in my home, we’ve run out of milk. I’ve been sending my teenage daughter to the store, … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:39:05 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10627019-181/dimitriadis-life-amid-australias-raging https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10627019-181/dimitriadis-life-amid-australias-raging <![CDATA[ Pitts: Hell was a place called Auschwitz ]]> This week marks 75 years since Soviet troops stormed the gates of hell. Hell was near a Polish town called Oswiecim. Hell was a place … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:40:34 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10624076-181/pitts-hell-was-a-place https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/10624076-181/pitts-hell-was-a-place