Opinion Columns Grass Valley California | TheUnion.com

Opinion > Columns >

Columns

Rick Nolle: AB5 shows a total lack of understanding

January 24, 2020

The new California law in place with the passage of Assembly Bill 5 totally misses the true abuse of “contractor” status. The focus has been on gig economy jobs — lower paying and often minority...


Robert Chrisman: Putting ethics on trial

January 24, 2020

While composing this response to a recent article in these pages (“Toward an Ethical Economy,” Dec. 13), I could not help but notice once again that most efforts at intellectual dialogue from the left are...


Frederick Hall: Will Trump’s arrogance bring us down?

January 24, 2020

The media-event assassination of General Suleimani puts Trump’s unfitness to lead on full display. No one on “our” side disputes that the blood on Suleimani’s hands makes him a legitimate target. The problem is that...



Don Rogers: Last call for Dad

January 23, 2020

It was the right decision, the only one left. No less awful. Variations of our drama were playing out in all the rooms. ICU had an everyday quality I found comforting somehow. People in blue...



Nancy Eubanks: Time for Trump to go

January 22, 2020

What has happened to the Republican Party in the time of Trump? It used to be the party of “the Moral Majority,” but now blindly support this president who has had multiple adulterous affairs, cheated...



Pauli Halstead: Hindsight is 2020

January 21, 2020

Did a doctor (an MD), or a psychiatrist evaluate Gabriel Strickland before he was released? If he was known to be mentally ill, and need a higher level of care, he never should have been...



Lorraine Reich: Overturning Citizens United

January 21, 2020

Jan. 21 marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision, which unleashed the deluge of money in politics we see today. With millions upon millions of dollars being spent by big...



Thomas Elias: Rent control again: Is this vote needed?

January 20, 2020

It was a head-scratcher the other day when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation submitted more than 1 million voter signatures aiming to place comprehensive rent control before Californians next fall, just two years after they rejected...






Manny Montes: Power is the progressive’s North Star

January 17, 2020

The House of Representatives’ recent impeachment hearings, and their vote passing the two articles of impeachment were spectacular shows of partisan politics, pure political theater, and represented, in stark terms, the dictionary definition of dishonesty....


Thomas Elias: Your local columnist: endangered by AB 5

January 17, 2020

From Madera to Mill Valley, Eureka to Encinitas, Coalinga to Claremont, local columns are among the most popular features in newspapers that still survive in this era of Craigslist and eBay taking away classified advertising...