Opinion

Editorials

Clinton was cool, informed; Trump mansplained, bullied

For a moment during the run-up to Monday night’s debate, it seemed the showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton might offer some surprises.

Viewpoints

Is athletics too big on campus?

Americans are loudly voicing a concern that’s been building for years: Whether the heart of academia – teaching, study and research – has been overwhelmed by expensive devotion to athletics.

Letters to the Editor

Letters: KJ gets no sympathy

Just when we thought Kevin Johnson was behind the movement to quell excessive force in the Sacramento area, he get assaulted by a pie, and he reacts by subduing his attacker and gets assistance from his security guard.

Jack Ohman

Our culture is imploding

What if we had John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon answering questions in a debate with the silly questioning of today? What if Jimmy Fallon, Sean Hannity, Mark Cuban, Omarosa Manigault asked the questions, and Howard Stern moderated?

Viewpoints

Debate moderators shouldn’t duck

It tells us a great deal that the Clinton camp wants the moderators to call out the candidates when they lie, while Trump wants to leave this task to his opponent. Never has a candidate signaled as clearly as Trump that he is terrified of fact-checking.

Videos

Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker said he's getting afraid of death

Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker, who in 1979 killed five teenage girls with accomplice Roy Norris, said he's getting afraid of death, and laments his "totally wasted life" during an interview in his cell.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker said he's getting afraid of death 1:56

Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker said he's getting afraid of death

Watch artist Stephanie Taylor draw the fire alarm bell in Dutch Flat 0:33

Watch artist Stephanie Taylor draw the fire alarm bell in Dutch Flat

Trump protesters pack big guns 1:11

Trump protesters pack big guns

Trump California campaign manager vows a fight 0:56

Trump California campaign manager vows a fight