In summary

A collection of commentaries by Dan Walters over the past week.

Sales tax bite looms for Internet consumers

Californians who buy things on the Internet have often been able to escape sales taxes. But that will end April 1.

Trumpies rightfully reduced Oroville Dam aid

The Trump administration is refusing to pay more than $300 million for repairs to Oroville Dam. California officials should be grateful it’s not zero.

Both abortion factions try to silence opponents

Those who debate abortion are often willing to use law and politics to shut down the other side.

Politicians like to keep us in the dark

A new legislative bill and a new threat by the attorney general are the latest attempts to undermine the state’s Public Records Act.

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Dan Walters has been a journalist for more than 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. He began his professional career in 1960, at age 16, at the Humboldt Times...