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Steven Elias: Climate change and the climate movement

December 13, 2019

A question that often comes up when people start talking about not simply adapting to the changing climate but actually fighting for a livable future is a question just like this: “But what about the...


Rob Chrisman: Five reasons it’s not a climate emergency

December 13, 2019

Virtually all the Democratic presidential candidates have signed on to the “existential threat” model for warming due to climate change. Here are some reasons to think otherwise. No. 1: Actual data for warming shows extremely...





George Rebane: Why promote what ain’t so?

December 13, 2019

California is now as it ever was, that is, the case former Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer makes in the Dec. 11 edition of The Union with his “Yes, Californians are different; history...


Katherine Scourtes: Honoring human rights

December 12, 2019

What do white people, black people, people of any color, indigenous people, people of all religions, LGBTQ people, handicapped people, veterans, men, women, children, and any other people belonging to the human race have in...


Natalie Adona: ’Tis the season … for crossover voting?

December 12, 2019

The 2020 Presidential Primary season is upon us and all signs point to high public enthusiasm https://news.gallup.com/poll/268136/high-enthusiasm-voting-heading-2020.aspx for this election cycle, compared to years past. The more enthusiastic people are about an election, the more...


Don Rogers: Dems rash to impeach

December 12, 2019

Whataboutism and its near twin — What if? — can be instructive. What if this were a Democratic president? What if the party majorities all lined up? What if the Senate majority were Democrats and...




Bob Larimer: Kudos to hospital staff

December 11, 2019

Recently I spent three days at our hospital. I want to thank all of the staff for their care and compassion and their professional behavior. I would also like to add my support for the...





Ed Buryn: Thanks to free dental care for veterans

December 10, 2019

My deep thanks to Stacy Fore of Fore Dental Care in Grass Valley, and to dentist Amanda Robinson and dental tech Katie, for their generosity in offering free appointments for veterans on Veteran’s Day. My...



Paula Orloff: The vaccine exemption bill ignores concerns

December 9, 2019

Syndicated columnist Thomas Elias wrote about the California vaccine exemption bill, SB 276, after it passed in September. The legislation sets an arbitrary limit of five vaccine exemptions issued by a doctor per year before...