Editorials

Editorials

President Trump must speak for us all

Instead of delivering the unifying message that America desperately needed, President Donald Trump gave a version of his campaign rally speeches. We are disappointed that Trump did not sound more presidential.

Editorials

Why California is key for Trump to keep promises on jobs

The new president must appreciate the importance of California as a job-creating engine and put together his economic strategy accordingly. That means working with Silicon Valley to expand the innovation economy and improve worker training. It also means avoiding a trade war with China and Mexico that would be devastating for a state that depends on exports.

Editorials

Rain brings ugliness of homelessness out into open

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City Council and Board of Supervisors must act quickly to find emergency shelter for homeless people. The cold, wet weather has put hundreds who sleep outdoors at risk, including a homeless man who died this week on the grounds of City Hall.

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

Editorials

As President Obama exits, how do we judge his legacy?

He can claim many successes, kept most of his campaign promises and leaves office with his highest approval ratings in four years. But many Americans were not quite as hopeful as he believed, or as ready to change as much as he imagined. As his presidency ends, the country is changed, but also divided. And President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to roll back many of Obama’s key initiatives.

Editorials

The presidential tests Donald Trump is already failing

President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference in nearly six months displayed how he is trying to redefine acceptable behavior for the leader of the free world. What he’s doing is not OK. It isn’t good for the next commander in chief to be at war with the nation’s intelligence agencies, to accuse them of acting like Nazi Germany. And his plan to avoid conflicts of interests falls far short of what is required.

Editorials

Why the rush on Trump’s Cabinet picks?

Trump’s team and Senate Republican leaders intend to rush his nominees through confirmation hearings this week without enough time for questioning in some cases and without full financial disclosures in others. The independent Office of Government Ethics warned that it had not completed several reviews – and that it would be the first time in the office’s four decades that nominees would get hearings without them.

Videos

Trump protesters pack big guns

Micah Naziri, right, and James Campbell, bring assault weapons to downtown Cleveland as part of a protest against Donald Trump.
Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
Trump protesters pack big guns 1:11

Trump protesters pack big guns

Tax reform is 'profoundly difficult' in California, Gavin Newsom says 5:34

Tax reform is 'profoundly difficult' in California, Gavin Newsom says

Video: Gavin Newsom on financing marijuana dispensaries 2:42

Video: Gavin Newsom on financing marijuana dispensaries

'One thing we don't want is to make the mistakes' of Colorado, Oregon, Washington - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on marijuana 5:13

'One thing we don't want is to make the mistakes' of Colorado, Oregon, Washington - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on marijuana