Opinion

Editorials

Ann Ravel doesn’t go quietly, which is good

The six-member Federal Election Commission is made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. Under its rules, a tie vote means the commission takes no action. On most significant issues, the commission, born out of the Watergate scandals, deadlocks. These days, the watchdog rarely barks or bites.

Foon Rhee

The truth about the press, if Trump can handle it

The press is not the opposition party. The media is not the enemy of the American people. Negative stories are not fake news. And when Trump keeps making these claims, he isn’t just attacking the press; he is chipping away at one of the pillars of our democracy.

Viewpoints

The uses of outrage

Outrage at what’s happening to America isn’t just justified, it’s essential. In fact, it may be our last chance of saving democracy.

Foon Rhee

What lessons should we learn from Oroville Dam drama?

The damaged spillway at the nation’s highest dam and the mass evacuation unleashed a lot of consternation about the state of our dams. And for good reason – the latest look at dam safety shows that 54 percent of the 1,250 dams regulated by the state are classified as “high-hazard.” That means if they failed or were operated wrongly, it would probably lead to loss of life.

Videos

Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder

Jim Arrington, who turned 84 the next day, wons the 2016 IFBB Pro Masters, age 70 and up, in Pittsburgh, Penn. He is recognized as the world's oldest pro bodybuilder. Video by Debbie Arrington, The Sacramento Bee
darrington@sacbee.com
Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder 1:59

Watch world's oldest pro bodybuilder

Faces of the homeless and a poem: a video essay 0:58

Faces of the homeless and a poem: a video essay

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