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Leave the occupiers alone

They're the poliltical heroes of 2011 -- the city needs to give them the respect that's due

Editor’s notes

Camping really can cause change

Guardian editorial: Leave the occupiers alone!

November 1, 2011
As the world watches, San Francisco and Oakland should set the standard by supporting  Occupy San Francisco and Occupy Oakland and supporting ...

Guardian editorial: Let OccupySF and Oakland stay

October 27, 2011
With all of the police raids and arguments over messages and demands and tactics, it’s easy to forget that the Occupy Wall...

Guardian editorial: Let OccupySF and Oakland stay

October 27, 2011
With all of the police raids and arguments over messages and demands and tactics, it’s easy to forget that the Occupy Wall Street movement...

Interview with a master pumpkin carver: Shawn Feeney of Team Bling Bats

October 25, 2011
The triumphant Team Bling Bats might owe some of their success to German electronic music pioneer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Without it, the champions of the Food...

Economic and social equality: WTF?

October 24, 2011
Fascinating oped piece in the Oct 23 New York Times by Alexander Stille about economic and social equality. He starts right out with the...

Editor’s notes

Can global turbulence be channeled towards positive change?

Obama, Lee, Avalos, and the arc of history

People need to hear compelling stories, particularly from those who aspire to lead them, a point that author and psychologist Drew Westen nailed in...

Editorial: Let counties raise taxes

May 3, 2011
The president of the state Senate, Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), has a bill that could profoundly change that way California pays for government. At lot...

Let counties raise taxes

SB653 would help to allow counties to determine their own finances

Editor’s Notes

These days being progressive isn't about real estate — it's that the level of economic inequality has risen to levels unseen since the late 1920s.

What progressive means

January 9, 2011
Willie Brown says that choosing a person of color for a leadership position should be a “progressive” value. David Chiu says Ed Lee is...

Is inequality making us sick?

Health care doesn't affect what makes us ill in the first place

Editor’s Notes

Same sex marriage: Not that big of a deal?

Don’t fear the t-word

EDITORIAL The attack ads started almost the moment Phil Angelides won the Democratic nomination for governor, and they'll continue until November, funded by Gov....