Snark Infested Waters

Bob Edwards


Measure E is not enough

Posted on October 15, 2016

A glance at the school district’s report of its 2016 performance on statewide testing reveals the sad shape of our schools. But if... Continue

Yes on L – for love

Posted on September 29, 2016

It’s OK to say it out loud. They are the darlings of the local economy and of every politician driving under the influence of wine... Continue

Measure V: Leaf blower armageddon

Posted on September 3, 2016

In the competition for tourist attention, no place beats Sonoma when it comes to having Local Characters, who have outdone themselves... Continue

Extreme, extreme vetting

Posted on August 19, 2016

Recent events have demonstrated that there is a serious flaw in the workings of our constitutional democracy: Namely, no matter how... Continue

Mercy & wisdom, thoughts & prayers

Posted on July 14, 2016

With all the killing and craziness going on, an American optimist is hard to find these days. Even without the prospect of a Trump... Continue

Real political action

Posted on May 5, 2016

It’s almost impossible to get through a day without encountering another irate citizen of our Valley fuming about being disenfranchised... Continue

Crazy about guns

Posted on April 14, 2016

Increasingly there is talk of passing strong laws to keep guns away from the mentally ill, but don’t hold your breath. Most mentally... Continue

Watch your mouth

Posted on April 1, 2016

“If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” — George Orwell Scientists are making amazing strides... Continue

Recreation – Sonoma Style

Posted on March 25, 2016

A newspaper not-to-be-named recently conducted an online survey asking: “Should the city establish, staff and fund a rec department?”... Continue

Land of the free, home of cliché

Posted on March 10, 2016

Right Out of the Box, Let’s Be Perfectly Clear: Not a Day Goes By when Word On The Street is, “Where Have I Heard That Before?”... Continue