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...
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Jun 13, 2023

Semper Father: A Day for the Dads

The toughest man I ever knew was my father. He enlisted in the Marines when he was 17 years...
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...
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...
Sep 17, 2022

San Rafael justifies hiring former police officer to investigate police use of force

Reporter’s Note: Comprehensive coverage of the incident, including video footage of the use of force by two police officers,...
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...
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