Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: A look at North Coast senators’ bills for 2019 ]]> California lawmakers sent several hundred bills to Gov. Gavin Newsom in the closing days of the 2019 legislative session, on topics ranging from childhood vaccinations … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:17:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Sunday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Pompeo and Saudi ArabiaEDITOR: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, chastised Iran, stating that Iran … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:15:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Golis: For Trump, state homeless crisis came gift-wrapped ]]> President Donald Trump made a rare visit to California last week and did what he does best, serving up casual broadsides that left his fans … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:13:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Close to Home: The value of a library card ]]> Recently, I was asked, “What is the value of your library card? “I began working in libraries when I was 4. My grandmother ran a … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:11:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Strain: Populism is likely to fade away soon ]]> Populism has become a defining feature of public life. It embraces a narrative of victimhood and grievance, pitting “people” against “elites.” President Donald Trump’s protectionism … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:09:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Herring: On homeless, Trump, Democrats share a plan ]]> President Donald Trump declared that Los Angeles and San Francisco will “destroy themselves” if they don’t clear out homeless encampments that threaten to ruin the … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:07:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Parr: Do we care that the birds are disappearing? ]]> You probably see birds frequently — so much so that they may seem to be everywhere. The reality, of course, is that our subjective experience … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:05:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Brooks: A brief history of the Warren presidency ]]> From 2050, a look back at our political evolution:A crisis of legitimacy swept across American politics in the second decade of the 21st century. Many … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:05:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Krugman: The roots of regulation rage ]]> Modern conservatives hate regulation, and the Trump administration has channeled that hatred into policy. It has scrapped or emasculated rules designed to limit everything from … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:03:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Walters: Is there a California tipping point? ]]> Circa of America got its start more than a half-century ago, during San Francisco’s hippie heyday, when Ronaldo Cianciarulo began making and selling leather belts … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:01:00 PDT <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Closing the side door to college ]]> When a federal judge sentenced actress Felicity Huffman to 14 days for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT score, the story made national headlines. … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:15:00 PDT <![CDATA[ PD Editorial: Finding smart spot for rail station ]]> If you read our letters to the editor, you know that SMART has devoted fans and bitter opponents. If someone feels wishy-washy about the 2-year-old … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:13:00 PDT