The accumulation of military garb puts a greater distance between the police and the community – and makes everyone less safe.

He served his community well during a long public career.

Obama must be out front to confront the evil of ISIS.

Long-shot candidates speak their minds and provide some excitement.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s legislation would provide needed protection for sacred sites.

Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell humiliates his wife to stay out of jail.

Independent power producers shouldn’t have easy access.

Without changes in law, incorporations and annexations are financially impossible.

But there’s no easy way for government or anyone else to change the trend.

The State Board of Education must close loopholes in new funding formula.

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: The national conversation on race, continued

Cities across California are going to have to pay up for needed fixes.

President Obama is alienated from fellow Democrats.

The waning days of the legislative session are the scariest time of all – when dead legislation rises from the grave and good bills are mutilated into monstrosities.

Restoring them would be the mother of all nation-building.

The Legislature shouldn’t favor old industries over businesses such as Uber at the expense of consumers.

Legislature should act for public safety and marketplace fairness.

Courses in cross-cultural studies could increase empathy for others.

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Strong Mayor Ice Bucket Challenge

There are larger questions that this country must confront that include not just the issue of race, which persists, but also the growing inequity between rich and poor, and its violent and often deadly intersection with law enforcement.

It requires psychologists, marriage and family counselors and social workers in California to take a one-time, six-hour course on suicide prevention. Seems reasonable.

Police aren’t waging a war against the media in Ferguson.

Governors and ex-governors, including presidential hopefuls, are in political hot water.

Between 2002 and 2013, college textbook prices rose 82 percent – nearly three times the rate of inflation – a recent federal study found. California State University officials tell the Los Angeles Times that on average, students spend more than $1,000 annually on textbooks.

The Bee’s editorial praising bipartisanship on the updated water bond (“A rare sighting of bipartisanship – on water no less,” Aug. 15) rightly saluted state Sen. Lois Wolk for her good work in trying to keep bond funds away from the ill-conceived Delta tunnels. But the piece got it wrong when it implied that the Delta tunnels issue was the only part of the bond that created concerns for Sierra Club and other environmental groups.

CalPERS proposal would step back from 2012 pension overhaul.

Proposal headed to November ballot offers benefits without helping tunnels.

Airfield should spur economic development for Sacramento County, but not too much at the expense of residents under flight path.

The young black men rioting in Ferguson represent those whose situation is more desperate than 50 years ago.

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Crossing Guard

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