Press Democrat Opinion RSS Feed https://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Tue, 19 Jan 2021 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 ]]> Extraordinary leadership EDITOR: Dr. Sundari Mase’s extraordinary leadership has saved many lives in our community. Ironically, these steps have led to significant anger and resentment. … ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:50:12 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11019407-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11019407-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Douthat: Another conservative justice bends toward juristocracy ]]> It might surprise contemporary Americans that for most of our history, what we call “culture war” debates — arguments about rights, social justice, the moral … ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:22:52 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11050923-181/douthat-another-conservative-justice-bends https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11050923-181/douthat-another-conservative-justice-bends <![CDATA[ Walters: CalPERS gambles on risky investment move ]]> The California Public Employees Retirement System, the nation’s largest pension trust, benefited greatly from the runup in stocks and other investments during the past few … ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:43:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11046243-181/walters-calpers-gambles-on-risky https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11046243-181/walters-calpers-gambles-on-risky <![CDATA[ Norquist: Policing for profit must end ]]> Why has there been a history of conflict between local communities and the police hired to protect them? One big factor was exposed after the … ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:43:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11046191-181/norquist-policing-for-profit-must https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11046191-181/norquist-policing-for-profit-must <![CDATA[ Schneider: Why we can’t afford to wait for a vaccine ]]> You have weight loss and stomach pains for more than a week. Worried that you might be sick, you go to the doctor to find … ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:43:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11047022-181/schneider-why-we-cant-afford https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11047022-181/schneider-why-we-cant-afford <![CDATA[ Press Democrat Editorial FAQs ]]> Readers often ask about the editorials and columns that appear on the opinion pages, especially how choices are made and by whom. In the spirit … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:46:39 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11045990-181/press-democrat-editorial-faqs https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11045990-181/press-democrat-editorial-faqs <![CDATA[ Sunday’s Letters to the Editor ]]> Blaming victims EDITOR: As a physician, I am concerned by the narrative that leaders are using to explain the spike we are likely to see … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:46:38 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11024797-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11024797-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor <![CDATA[ Close to Home: From Jack London Square to Stalingrad and Fort Bragg, what’s in a name — and a statue? ]]> On KPFA radio not long ago, I told the interviewer that Jack London, the author of “The Call of the Wild” and 50 or so … ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:34:02 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11046181-181/close-to-home-from-jack https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11046181-181/close-to-home-from-jack <![CDATA[ Skelton: Let civilians police the police ]]> The U.S. government had the right answer from the start: civilian control of the armed forces. State and local governments should have paid attention. The … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:43:27 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11045788-181/skelton-let-civilians-police-the https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11045788-181/skelton-let-civilians-police-the <![CDATA[ Leubsdorf: Government gridlock also on the ballot in 2020 ]]> The Nov. 3 election will not only decide if voters want to keep Donald Trump in the White House, but also if there is any … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:44:00 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11041745-181/leubsdorf-government-gridlock-also-on https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11041745-181/leubsdorf-government-gridlock-also-on <![CDATA[ Goldberg: Dictionary’s evolving definition of racism ]]> Merriam-Webster, the venerable dictionary publisher, announced last week that it would update its definition of the word “racism” in response to a request by a … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:44:20 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11046991-181/goldberg-dictionarys-evolving-definition-of https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11046991-181/goldberg-dictionarys-evolving-definition-of <![CDATA[ Pitts: Aunt Jemima departs, and hope enters ]]> “I wish I knew how it would feel to be free”  — Nina Simone, 1967 Here’s a knock-knock joke: “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Aunt Jemima.” … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:44:53 PDT https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11045701-181/pitts-aunt-jemima-departs-and https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/11045701-181/pitts-aunt-jemima-departs-and