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Ralph Nader writes a letter to Rep. John Boehner

September 30, 2014
September 22, 2014Dear Speaker Boehner,While millions of hardworking Americans are working more and more for less and less, you and your House of Representatives...

The back story of the celebrated Boys’ Night Out at John’s Grill

September 28, 2014
 By Bruce B. Brugmann (Scroll down for photo id and to see Ex- Marine Pete McCloskey jump the barricade and storm Martin's Beach) Boys' Night...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: His 1932 speech to the Commonwealth Club previewed the New Deal

September 21, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann (with the full text of FDR's address) Ken Burns' documentary on the Roosevelts, broadcast last week by KQED,  was a stunning...

SOS: A bill to protect oil refineries also threatens public access rights

September 9, 2014
Gov. Brown. Veto SB 1300This bill would establish a stealth template for how to gut the California Public Records Act one economic and political...

The Fourth of July: Remembering the good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa

July 3, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann(Note: In July of 1972, when the Bay Guardian was short a Fourth of July story, I sat down and cranked...

Extra! Extra! Sunshine advocates beat the Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall

June 13, 2014
 By Bruce B. Brugmann And so the  Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall, which for two years has been conducting a nasty vendetta against the...

Norman Solomon: Obama escalates his war on journalism

June 8, 2014
By Norman Solomon (Norman Solomon is executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org. His books include “War Made Easy: How...

Citizen Agnos comes on strong for Proposition B in support of his Athenian oath

June 2, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann  (with the complete  text of Art Agnos speech  to the  May 21 dinner of San Francisco Tomorrow) When Art...

The anti-sunshine gang intensifies its attacks on the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force in City Hall

May 29, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann   (with special sunshine vendetta chronology by Richard Knee)  The Guardian story in the current issue demonstrates in 96 point...

Memorial Day: Remembering the good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa, circa 1940s to 1950s

May 25, 2014
 Bruce B. Brugmann(Reprinted and updated by popular demand)When I was growing up in my hometown of Rock Rapids, Iowa, a farming community of 2,800...

Dick Meister: The real May Day

May 2, 2014
 By Dick MeisterMay Day. A day to herald the coming of Spring with song and dance, a day forchildren with flowers in their hair...

Norman Solomon: The problem with Obama denouncing a breach of international law in Ukraine

March 4, 2014
International law is suddenly very popular in Washington. President Obama responded to Russian military intervention in the Crimea by accusing Russia of a “breach...

“Monologos de la Vagina” An artistic and cultural triumph at the Brava theater in the Mission

February 17, 2014
I had just settled into my seat Friday night at the  Brava Theater in the Mission to see  the opening night  production of “Monologos...

Sue Hestor’s 70th birthday party: “We Shall Overcome.”

February 5, 2014
By Bruce B. BrugmannPlus: Tim Redmond reports on Sue Hestor and her environmental legacy on his new local  website 48 Hills.org.  How do you...

Solomon: Why the Washington Post’s new ties to the CIA are so ominous

January 13, 2014
American journalism has entered highly dangerous terrain.A tip-off is that the Washington Post refuses to face up to a conflict of interest involving Jeff...

Solomon: The CIA, Amazon, Bezo, and the Washington Post: An exchange with Executive Editor Martin Baron

January 10, 2014
 By Norman Solomon (B3 note: This exchange between Norman Solomon and the Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron followed a Solomon column that dramatized the...

Holiday greetings and an early start to the New Year!

December 23, 2013
Special graphic for the Bruce blog by Louis Dunn, former Bay Guardian art director, graphic artist, and cartoonist. Selections from his work can be...

Joe Bulgo: The neglected hero of Pearl Harbor

December 8, 2013
By Bruce B. Brugmann(B3 note: reprinted from last year and to be reprinted every year by me for reasons that will become apparent upon...

Dick Meister: The jobless need help. Now!!

November 25, 2013
By Dick Meister Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for...

Where I was on the day President Kennedy was shot

November 22, 2013
By Bruce B. BrugmannOn Nov. 22, 1963, I was a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal, a famous MIlwaukee daily newspaper always rated among the...

Calvin Trillin: JP Morgan cops a $13 billion plea

November 13, 2013
They touted securities they knew were trash.The government's case plainly showsThey're willing to profit from bucket-shop scams,Although they wear much nicer clothes.Calvin Trillin: Deadline...

Solomon: We met Edward Snowden in Moscow: Please defend his right to travel

November 12, 2013
(B3 note: Norman Solomon sent out the following message from Roots.org. The message was signed by four Americans who recently  visited Snowden...

Meister: OK, Nike, pay up!

November 6, 2013
     By Dick Meister Guardian columnist Dick Meister is a longtime Bay Area journalist. He can be reached at www.dickmeister.com, which includes several hundred...

Halloween 1951 and the good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa

October 30, 2013
The tale of what really happened on Halloween Eve in 1951 in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  (Updated by popular demand.)By Bruce B. Brugmann Back ...