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.

People are dying. People are suffering. And I don’t understand why.

Everyone wants new water projects but no one wants to pay for them.

Once again, Gordon Smith bought a small ad in this paper’s paid obituaries section showing the high school graduation photo of a smiling, clear-eyed kid named Rocky, his hair neatly trimmed and parted.

Virtually every issue flows from money, and every politician craves campaign money.

I was thumbing through a photo album the other day, and came across a picture of the Little League team I was on when I was 10.

Now that a pension-modification measure proposed by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will not appear on the November statewide ballot and a court ruling has blocked San Jose from slashing employees’ vested pension rights, opponents of public pensions are falling back on their old, false argument.

Old Sacramento is a true civic treasure, but it also remains a partially buried one. With millions of new visitors coming to downtown soon, there's no time like the present, or in this case, the past, to "plus" one of our region's top tourist draws and make it a bigger attraction for locals, too.

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: A river trucks through it

Sen. Ron Calderon and former Assemblyman Tom Calderon are accused of taking bribes to perpetuate an audacious, $500million health care and workers’ compensation fraud, setting up high courtroom drama reminiscent of ABSCAM in the 1970s and ’80s, or ShrimpGate in the 1990s.

Jerry Brown shows all the signs of running, including getting most favorable coverage from Maureen Dowd.

Brookie Wookie – No, unless the government will pay to maintain these wells. I honestly don’t see the government going to individual properties and evaluating their wells. This water belongs to the property owners.

The Center for Biological Diversity, with an aggressive agenda to disrupt oil production, has irresponsibly attempted to frighten Californians into supporting energy policies that would be disastrous for the state and consumers.

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