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Now THIS is scary

July 26, 2006
By Tim Redmond THe Bush Administration is quietly moving to give an eight-member panel appointed by the president the ability to kill any federal program...

Dem Greens

By Steven T. Jones So the Bay Area's best and brightest liberals continue to leave the Democratic Party in frustration, the most recent being gubernational...

Come on, Mr. Sheriff

July 25, 2006
By Tim Redmond Here's a great idea: Supervisors Tom Ammiano and Ross Mirkarmimi are pushing for a resolution that would call on the San Francisco...

An itemized bill for murder

July 24, 2006
By G.W. Schulz Both the Contra Costa Times and the Sacramento Bee ran large Sunday features on their front pages chronicling gun violence in the...

Private-prison blues

July 21, 2006
By G.W. Schulz Nashville is known mostly as a home for some of the best and worst artists country music has to offer. But the...

World War III

July 21, 2006
By Tim Redmond It's not news that Newt Gingrich announced last week that World War III has begun. Some people in the progressive blogosphere are...

Jesus built my veto … It’s a love affair

July 21, 2006
By G.W. Schulz This week’s presidential veto may not have been signed if Bush were forced to call each and every American suffering from a...

Make those donuts …

July 19, 2006
By Tim Redmond Wow! A committee chaired by two former police chiefs thinks the police chief should have more power in disciplinary cases. Go figure. As...

The rent-control lie

July 19, 2006
By Tim Redmond I've been hearing this shit now for more than 20 years: Landlords say the reason there's no new rental housing built in...

Olympic schemes

By Steven T. Jones Kudos to Sup. Gerardo Sandoval for his voicing skepticism about whether San Francisco should want to host the Olympics in 2016,...

Newsom’s pal Daley

July 18, 2006
Gavin Newsom happily hosted Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on a working tour of the city today, but as Willie Brown (who is no stranger...

Continuing bike battles

By Steven T. Jones OK, this entry is just adding some touch-up work to the one below: "Bike battles continues." I've heard some firsthand reports...

Daly’s re-election

July 18, 2006
By Tim Redmond Pat Murphy at the Sentinel has a nice recap of a party for Chris Daly, sponsored by Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks,...

The hemp chronicles

July 17, 2006
Assemblyman Mark Leno's industrial hemp bill is headed for the state Senate, and the OC Weekly's staff blog has a wonderful interview with the...

FEMA gets a makeover

July 17, 2006
By G.W. Schulz The major news organizations hardly touched it, but a congressional appropriations provision reorganizing and renaming FEMA passed the Senate 87 to 11...

Bike battles continue

By Steven T. Jones It was two months ago this Saturday that Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed Healthy Saturdays, which would have extended the Sunday Golden...

Lawsuit over newspaper merger

By Steven T. Jones Big but buried news from today's Examiner: Clint Reilly (with help from attorney Joseph Alioto) is suing to block the...

What Can Brown Do For You?

July 14, 2006
By Sarah Phelan Someone needs to take the UPS Poster that says "What Can Brown Do For You" and seriously adbust it, in the light...

Jason Leopold inspires yet another correction

July 14, 2006
By G.W. Schulz When the controversial journalist Jason Leopold botched a story last May for lefty media purveyors Truthout.org, the Columbia Journalism Review took him...

Windfalls and compromise

By Steven T. Jones For anyone who could sort through the sometimes mind-numbing minutiae of land use economics and regulation, today's Board of Supervisors...

Healthy Compromises

July 12, 2006
Sup. Tom Ammiano and Mayor Gavin Newsom took another step today towards making health care accessible to all uninsured San Franciscans. The San...

The taxi “thief”

July 11, 2006
By Tim Redmond This is front-page news in the Chronicle? A weeks-old story that an assistant to a department head was convicted of stealing a...

Jane Mayer in The New Yorker

July 11, 2006
By G.W. Schulz Jane Mayer’s exceptional profile of David Addington in the July 3 New Yorker admittedly confirms much of what we already knew about...

A solution in search of a problem

July 10, 2006
By Tim Redmond I don't really know where this comes from; do people have nothing better to do than whine about their neighbors? But I...