The business of government

Posted on March 23, 2017

Local government was constituted to serve the interests of the citizens, interests expressed by democratically elected representatives.... Continue

The nature of NIMBYism

Posted on March 8, 2017

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is a pejorative term used to describe neighbors who don’t want change. In public land use policy just... Continue

Fake news in the post-truth era

Posted on February 23, 2017
Fake news in the post-truth era

The proliferation of social media – Facebook, Twitter and the like – has unleashed a torrent of opinion from tens of millions... Continue

Support for Measure A – Sonoma County’s cannabis tax

Posted on February 15, 2017
Support for Measure A - Sonoma County's cannabis tax

Last year The Sun provided some perspective on the “Potconomy,” the coming of the legalization of marijuana. In that article,... Continue

In support of Sonoma Valley Hospital

Posted on February 8, 2017

Our local Sonoma Valley Hospital continues to need financial support from the public. This support comes in the form of a parcel tax,... Continue

Trump vs. the undocumented

Posted on January 25, 2017

Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. Normally, we would not devote our editorial to matters of national import,... Continue

Opinion: In support of the upcoming women’s march

Posted on January 18, 2017
Opinion: In support of the upcoming women's march

On January 21st, the day after Inauguration Day, people all over America are marching in support of women’s rights, health,... Continue

Pimping Sonoma

Posted on January 4, 2017
Pimping Sonoma

We hate sounding harsh, but find it difficult to mince words when it comes to exploiting Sonoma’s charm and reputation for money.... Continue

Time for an Ethics Policy for Sonoma’s City Council?

Posted on December 28, 2016

The conduct of City Council members is a blend of law and convention. Laws define the actions that council members cannot take while... Continue

Make Sonoma Great Again

Posted on December 24, 2016

The recent Farmers Market kerfuffle, not to mention the Presidential election, inclines us to observe the vagaries of social behavior,... Continue