Now it's official: Despite happy talk about doing what's best for America, Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and the cadre of other Silicon Valley titans helping with his new lobbying organization FWD.us are looking out for their own self-interest, just like every previous political action committee or billionaires' club.
Generally speaking, Appeal-Democrat readers have some mixed-up feelings about the economy.
• More than a third of those responding to an informal survey when asked, "How are things at work, compared to before the recession?" chose "troubled" as their response. Many others said "slow but steady" or "average." Only 17 percent said "do
You'd think they'd never seen a scandal before.
Like the nerd hero of some R-rated sex comedy who suddenly finds himself alone with a willing girl for the first time, some on the Republican right are giddy, hyperventilating and acting a little goofy at the troubles now plaguing Team Obama. Not that one can't understand their eagerness. I
Mark Carson was shot in the face because he's gay.
His alleged killer, 33-year old Elliot Morales, is said to have confronted Carson, 32, and a companion, in New York's Greenwich Village last Friday night, yelling antigay slurs. When Carson walked away, Morales reportedly followed and shot him. Morales was arrested by police after a foot
We have once again entered the college commencement season, which means we'll soon be reading about uplifting graduation speeches delivered by prominent Americans. Or at least by prominent liberal Americans.
It's becoming increasingly apparent that conservative speakers aren't welcome on college and university campuses.
The tornado warnings came just as school was ending on Monday at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, Okla. Some teachers hustled children to a nearby shelter at a church.
Others moved young students to hallways, the designated safe spaces within the school, and had them assume the duck-and-cover position — precisely as they had been
Hello, my name is Brittany Gorham. I am telling you about my time in Oklahoma City as I partially witnessed the devastating tornado disaster in Moore, Okla.
To start off, we drove here from Yuba City in hopes of bettering our lives. We just packed our things and decided Oklahoma was the place we would go, although it wasn't spontaneous,.
Random thoughts paraphrased from recent meetings of members of the Appeal-Democrat's editorial advisory board:
Concerning the announcement last week that the NBA's relocation committee voted unanimously to recommend to the NBA Board of Governors that they reject the application for the Kings to relocate from Sacr
Well over 800 respondents have so far logged into an online survey being conducted by the Appeal-Democrat concerning immigration reform. Some preliminary results from the informal survey:
• 55 percent agree with the statement: "Some assert that the economic health of Yuba-Sutter area agriculture relies on a steady supply of immigran
Gov. Jerry Brown has never described it quite this way, but the essence of what he wants to do with many of the new tax dollars from last fall's Proposition 30 is finish the job begun in 1971 by the Serrano v. Priest decision of the California Supreme Court.
"Equal treatment for children in unequal situations is not justice," Brown said