Opinion

Editorials

Fresno has it hands down over Sacramento in battle of the foodies

Sacramento has proclaimed itself America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Well, Sacramento might be the state capital, but it is has a long way to go to match Fresno in anything related to food, whether it’s farm-to-fork, supplying world-class restaurants or inventing and manufacturing the popular items on supermarket shelves.

Editorials

Congress must get to the bottom of creepy email hack

It’s beyond creepy that a major political party might have been the target of a state-sponsored cyber break-in. If these suspicions are true, that’s a crime. And if Russia is involved, Vladimir Putin is attempting to undermine our democracy, and tamper with the presidential election.

Editorials

Ruiz’s successor as UC regent must be from Valley

Fred Ruiz did great work on the UC Board of Regents for 12 years, voicing the viewpoints of San Joaquin Valley residents and educating fellow regents on the challenges that families face here. He wisely didn’t seek reappointment at age 73 because of the great demands of this service. But he parted with a message to Gov. Jerry Brown: There should be someone from the Valley “to be a voice to the regents.”

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Don’t apologize for being white, create a more just society

The Bureau of Justice reports that a black man is three times more likely to be searched at a traffic stop and six times more likely to go to jail than a white man. And the NAACP found that black people serve up to 20 percent more time in prison than white people for the same crimes. Now, this is sorry – an unfortunate state – for a country founded upon the promise that all men are created equal.

Editorials

Do you want to elect Trump, Sandernistas?

Electing Donald Trump appears to be OK with some partisan supporters of Bernie Sanders who are demonizing Hillary Clinton. They ignore history, which shows that the failure of Democrats to unite greased the elections of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

Letters to the Editor

Love Simonian’s back-to-school tips

A lesson in teaching kids the meaning of “no” is a life lesson in obeying adults – especially teachers, employers and the basic rule of law. As far as school wardrobe, the dress code must be obeyed and is a life lesson in respecting authority and the rules.

Letters to the Editor

Contradiction, thy name is mankind

In the midst of his don’t-hate-and-enjoy-the-beauty message, a recent letter writer managed to imply dislike of the police, and also to get in a nasty swipe at The Bee (“...what would you expect from this paper?”), presumably because The Bee publishes letters and commentary that offend the writer.

Videos

'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight

A typical day somewhere deep within an aging and neglected Fresno apartment complex long ignored by city leaders ...
SW Parra swparra@fresnobee.com
'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight 1:19

'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight

Fresno woman becomes an adoptive mother at 96 1:44

Fresno woman becomes an adoptive mother at 96

Keeping Fresno park trees alive in drought 1:06

Keeping Fresno park trees alive in drought

Vietnam veteran talks about his experiences, take aways 5:21

Vietnam veteran talks about his experiences, take aways