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Norman Solomon: Dear progressives

A Letter I Wish Progressive Groups Would Send to Their MembersBy Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He co-chairs the Healthcare Not ...

Dick Meister: Martin Luther King Jr. — a working class hero

Bay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his website, dickmeister.com.  While...

King: I have a dream. Obama: I have a drone

A simple twist of fate has set President Obama’s second Inaugural Address for January 21, the same day as the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday.Obama made no mention of King...

Norman Solomon: The progressive caucus: Enabling Obama’s rightwing moves?

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He co-chairs the Healthcare Not Warfare campaign organized by Progressive Democrats of...

New Year’s Day special: How to watch the Nebraska bowl game!

I emailed my relatively reliable Nebraska source to get an inside line on the big Nebraska vs. Georgia Capital One bowl game on New Year's Day Tuesday morning in Orlando, Florida."It will be tough," ...

Off to Pompei’s Grotto for our 26th anniversary New Year’s Eve dinner

In a couple of hours, the former Jean Dibble  and I will be going to the delightful Fisherman's Wharf restaurant we have  frequented for the past quarter century on New Year's Eve....

Dick Meister: Good news for our neediest workers

By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his website,...

A Christmas story for our time

The annual holiday card arrived from Jess Brownell and Sbirley Conlon, longtime Guardian friends from Milwaukee. As usual, their message was timely, relevant, and laden with insights.  B3 Dear Friends,       It’s been a...

Honoring Edward Kennedy for defying and defeating political censorship in WWII

The campaign to award a posthumous Pulitzer Prize to Edward Kennedy, the Associated Press reporter who defied political censorship to break the story of the German surrender on May 7, 1945, was given a...

Dick Meister: Michigan is just the beginning

By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his website,...

Louis Dunn comments on the shootings in Newtown

"Pupils were all shot multiple times with a semiautomatic, officials say."  New York Times Sunday edition (December 16, 2012).  Guardian artist Louis Dunn comments. Click on the artwork to view the full-size image.

Dick Meister: Home care workers need presidential help

By Dick Meister Bay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through...

Louis Dunn: So long, Spain!

Guardian artist Louis Dunn salutes Manuel "Spain" Rodriguez, the iconic underground artist who died of cancer at his Bernal Heights home on Nov. 28 with his daughter and wife at his bedside.  He was...

Calvin Trillin: A short message to those who have signed petitions asking to secede from the union

We do respect your point of view.We're glad to see the end of you.Calvin Trillin. Deadline Poet. The Nation (17/12/2012)

Calvin Trillin: A short message to those who have signed petitions asking to secede from the union

We do respect your point of view.We're glad to see the end of you.

Media Alliance SOS: Fight the FCC rush to more media consolidation (again)!

The Media Alliance, a local media watchdog group leading the media consolidation battles,  says in an SOS message  that the Federal Communications Commission is once again trying to jam through new rules during the...

FAIR: The press turns its back on Private Bradley Manning

FAIR, the national media watchdog organization, has written an excellent critique of the coverage of the Bradley Manning case, one of the more shameful episodes in U.S.military and journalism history.  KPFA's "Democracy Now" radio...

Calvin Trillin: Mitt Romney explains why he lost

Obama was clever as clever could be;To targeted groups he gave gifts that were free:Say, healthcare for free until age 26, And free contraceptives (for sex just for kicks).Debates in the primaries left our team...

Dick Meister: A free choice for U.S. workers

By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom,  has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his website, www.dickmeister.com, which includes...

Calvin Trillin: Republican soul searching

We're searching our souls and wondering whyWe got beat so badly our rivals are gloating.It's obvious now where our campaign went wrong:We should have prevented more people from voting.Calvin Trillin: Deadline Poet:The Nation (12/3/2012)

Breaking news: How to watch today’s Nebraska vs. Minnesota game

And so the former Jean Dibble and I, graduates of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, will soon be heading for the Final Final sports bar in San Francisco to watch today's Nebraska football ...

Dick Meister: Labor’s big day

By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED/TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a half century. Contact him through his website, www.dickmeister.com, which...

Scoop: There is no place like Nebraska!

And so my grandson, Nicholas Perez, a mechanical engineering freshman at the Umiversity of Nebraska at Lincoln, sent me an email pumping the importance of the Nebraska vs. Penn State game today (Saturday) at...

Dick Meister: We all need a higher minimum wage

By Dick MeisterBay Guardian columnist Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED/TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his website,...