Sep 20, 2023

Transparency in Drug Prices

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just proposed a rule supposedly designed to improve transparency in Medicaid. That’s hardly the real objective, however. The proposal is a back-door effort to expand price controls in Medicaid and beyond, a surefire way to derail the next generation of medical breakthroughs. The...
May 16, 2023

Sculpting Appreciation

What Fourth Graders See With clipboards, pencils and an illustrated map in hand, Cloverdale Jefferson School fourth graders set out...
May 9, 2023

False Choice: Use the ‘Disqualification Clause’

The January 6th Committee made it clear that the attack on our Capitol was an insurrection. Yet when insurrectionists continue...
Mar 7, 2023

Open Mic: Campus cops wouldn’t fix Santa Rosa schools’ problems

With shock and calls to action building around Sonoma County over the in-classroom altercation at Santa Rosa’s Montgomery High...
Nov 9, 2022

Check This Out

Sonoma County Library champions inclusivity By Marcia Singer, MSW  Our Sonoma County Library (SCL) is my go-to for entertainment, edification, upliftment:...
Oct 11, 2022

Open Mic: Sonoma County Supervisors to review living wage law

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will finally revise the county’s Living Wage Ordinance approved in 2015 at their...
Jul 27, 2022

The Dangers of Comfort and Compromise

I am writing in response to Don Erikson's essay on last week's Open Mic page, in which he advocates...
Jul 13, 2022

Strategists Need to Rethink Policy

A number of nuclear strategy experts have agreed that the only sensible response to China’s alarming new buildup of...
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