Editorials

Editorials

It’s two years later. Why are campaign signs still up?

Political signs are like Easter eggs — it’s hard to remember where they’re all stashed. That’s why some hosts of backyard hunts go through the trouble of meticulously mapping where all the eggs are hidden, because who wants to stumble across a 4-year-old rotten egg while racing barefoot through the garden?

Editorials

For the Polys, yet another winning Rose Parade float

In lieu of flowers — because they’ve probably seen enough of those for awhile — we offer a balloon bouquet to the Cal Poly students from San Luis Obispo and Pomona who created yet another winning entry for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. This time, the crew took home the Founders’ Trophy for the most beautiful float directed by volunteers from a community or organization.

Editorials

Tweeting Trump has a lot to learn about foreign policy

A remembrance at Pearl Harbor shows what foreign policy is — nuanced, delicate and often orchestrated, with repercussions that can last for decades. It is not conducted by tweets fired off in anger or pique — and the sooner President-elect Donald Trump figures that out, the safer America and the world will be.

Editorials

Proposition 47 is failing, and the reason why is clear

Proposition 47, well-meaning but ill-conceived, won with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Some ex-convicts, having had their felony records erased, have used the opportunity to re-enter society by getting decent jobs and housing. But in many instances, individuals released from prison have fallen into their old ways.

Editorials

Time to end the Electoral College

By overwhelming majorities, Americans would prefer to elect the president by direct popular vote, not filtered through the antiquated mechanism of the Electoral College. They understand, on a gut level, the basic fairness of awarding the nation’s highest office on the same basis as every other elected office — to the person who gets the most votes.

Editorials

Trump could prompt state to overhaul taxes

With Donald Trump planning to cut taxes, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators will need to respond by trying to make sure Californians aren’t on the hook for more than their fair share. As part of the discussion, lawmakers should focus on ways to help workers at the low end, and use the tax code to encourage more hiring.

Videos

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

Randy Pench, a Sacramento Bee senior photographer, took to the black diamond slopes on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, wearing a GoPro. Experience a few of his ski runs.
Video by Randy Pench, produced by Sue Morrow The Sacramento Bee
Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra 1:53

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

Here's an early look at how the storm will develop this week 1:08

Here's an early look at how the storm will develop this week

How Pismo Beach is preparing for local storms 6:46

How Pismo Beach is preparing for local storms

Helicopters help work crews get supplies to top of Hwy. 41 mudslide site 1:08

Helicopters help work crews get supplies to top of Hwy. 41 mudslide site