Opinion

Viewpoints

Donald Trump is living in my closet

He’s spent all this time in a dark space, without ventilation, food or water. The Trump in my closet has never insulted Mexicans, threatened Muslims, boasted about assaulting women or cozied up to Putin. My Trump is a piñata.

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Evidence is clear: Sexism swayed presidential vote

The small percentage of people who won’t vote for a woman in a presidential race may account for the approximately 80,000 votes Hillary Clinton lost by in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania combined, which threw the electoral vote against her.

Dan Morain

Brown hands out a plum and dims his legacy

William B. Gould IV is exactly the sort of person California Gov. Jerry Brown would want to serve on the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. So why did he appoint Isadore Hall, an out-of-work politician to the board he created when he was governor the first time?

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Protect families; oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act

The improvements the ACA has made to coverage, health services and our health care system have been profound. By prohibiting the exclusion of individuals with preexisting conditions, 129 million people will not be denied health insurance, and 19 million of those protected are children.

Editorials

Why city and county should cooperate closely

Sacramento City Council members and Sacramento County supervisors plan to hold the first joint meetings in recent memory. While there are countywide and regional boards that include both council members and supervisors, it’s more meaningful for the two full bodies to hold a session in public

Viewpoints

Trump is wrong about black America

Donald Trump sees dystopian enclaves beset with record levels of crime – ramshackle places that are “falling apart” in every sense. This vision is patently wrong, grievously insulting and guaranteed to ensure that the new administration’s support from black America remains minimal.

Videos

This Antarctic wildlife experience includes getting close to a gentoo penguin

A gentoo penguin waddles among the rocks in Antarctica before meeting up with fellow gentoos.
Cheryl Dell The Sacramento Bee
This Antarctic wildlife experience includes getting close to a gentoo penguin 1:02

This Antarctic wildlife experience includes getting close to a gentoo penguin

Watch DeMarcus Cousins try to bully Sacramento media 2:24

Watch DeMarcus Cousins try to bully Sacramento media

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman on his craft 1:34

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman on his craft

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks 0:18

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks