Much of the middle class finds itself in an anxiety-inducing squeeze while the nation’s top 1 percent garner more and more of the income pie.

California is the only state in the western United States that does not govern its groundwater at the state level. Now the San Joaquin Valley is sinking.

Mike Ramos delivered a hard-nosed law-and-order stemwinder, exactly the sort of speech his audience had come to hear.

Programs have widespread political support and substantial funding, but have limited success helping laid-off workers find jobs.

Re “Does wealth = health?” (Forum, April 6): As a physician, I was surprised to read Daniel Weintraub’s belief that “health care can patch us up, but it can’t really keep us healthy.”

Betty Yee, Ashley Swearegin are best choices for state controller.

Powerful interests remain all too eager to kick the can down the road and push our pension problems onto future generations.

One thing that both the workers and the growers have in common is a shared disillusion with the current immigration legal system and the lame attempts to address this perennial challenge.

Ethics, schmethics. Politically, we’ve operated in a ethical free-fire zone in California since they found gold at Sutter’s Mill. Periodically, someone will lightly adjust the rules, but the essential problem is always there:

I placed the printout against the Wall and ran the blue chalk across the paper.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, during his lamentable tenure running the committee, has been reckless, dishonest, vain and prone to making unsubstantiated accusations.

The cartoon caption contest gave readers the opportunity to cast in on the state’s plan to truck salmon around the Delta to avoid harmful conditions due to drought.

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Sacramento Has Talent

Factors other than health care – income, education, the environment and our own behavior – are much more likely to be connected to health outcomes and life expectancy.

A few blocks from the Supreme Court, the Federal Election Commission, the entity most directly responsible for compelling disclosure, was mired in gridlock. California’s own Ann Ravel had the temerity to describe the dysfunction at the FEC like she saw it, in a very public way.

Even as today’s technological advances make greater transparency a public expectation, decisions like this one make it easier to use that technology to keep secrets.

California has pockets of unvaccinated children that endanger community immunity and should target public health education efforts to those areas.

Is Motorola Solutions’ equipment so much better than radios offered by competitors?

Despite what some critics have been shouting, the planned change in Internet governance is not an abdication by the U.S.

It feels terrible, this sense that we’ve been tricked into letting money shout down everything else in our political system.

On issues where it should take the lead, actively advocating for human dignity, the great body of Christendom always seems to bring up the rear.

Last week, I wrote a column based on my (small) belief that Gov. Jerry Brown is looking at the 2016 presidential race, in case Hillary Clinton doesn’t go for it.

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: FBI-Partisanship

Redding residents are caught between REVIVE and REVOLT. A years-long dispute over construction of a $20million hotel complex has flared into verbal warfare as opponents take to shopping malls and social media with signs, slogans and petitions.

Thirty million Sacramento River salmon are hitching a ride around the Delta because of harmful conditions brought on by drought.

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