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CAREERS AND EDUCATION: From self defense to GED prep, no-fee courses for the 99 percent

Looks good off paper

CAREERS AND EDUCATION: Innovative degree programs for Bay Area changemakers

Louis Dunn: Mission accomplished in Iraq

December 19, 2011
New York Times headline (12/19/11): "Last Convoy of American Troops Leaves Iraq, Marking a War's End"Second paragraph in the Times story:  "As an indication...

End war, bring that money home — a controversial proposition, even in SF?

December 15, 2011
A substantial majority of Americans support ending the war in Afghanistan, decreasing the military budget, and redirecting that money to domestic needs, a position...

A really dumb article about bookstores

December 15, 2011
You never know what you're going to get on Slate, which tends toward the neo-liberal and sometimes libertarian, but I just read a particularly...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes,...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes,...

Welcome to Marijuanaland

HERBWISE: A new book takes a look at Norcal's Emerald Triangle weed industry

The Guardian–and the historic elections of 1966 and 2011

November 8, 2011
(Written on election day before the polls closed. Scroll down for our editorial positions of 1966 and 2011) In the second edition of the...

Dick Meister: Searching for Joe

November 4, 2011
  By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more...

Occupational hazards

Geof Oppenheimer's politically charged new show at Ratio 3 juxtaposes polyphony with cacophany

The richest 1 percent get richer

October 26, 2011
If there was any doubt in the message being sounded from the streets these days -- that the richest 1 percent has been taking...

24 hours of occupation

Oakland activists transform a city square and wrestle with organizing a movement

Addicted to print

Pop-up store Scanners celebrates the thrill of used-book salvage

The price of civilization: high taxes to support a high level of government services

September 30, 2011
Jeffrey D. Sachs Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Economics and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also...

On the eve of our 45th anniversary–a new progressive agenda

September 20, 2011
(The new progressive agenda is at the bottom of this blog.) In our second issue of Nov. 1, 1966, the Guardian endorsed then Gov....

The Chron’s bizarre tax logic

September 19, 2011
Chronicle Washington columnist Carolyn Lochhead doesn't typically show her political beliefs in such a clear and direct way, but her attack on the Obama...

An American blindness

We're ten years from 9/11 and still in the Long War. Can we open our eyes in time?

Team Avalos

September 6, 2011

As a mayoral candidate, Sup. John Avalos casts himself as a movement builder

Editor’s notes

Hey mayoral candidates, how about tackling tax reform?

The Keynes vs. Hayek rematch

August 20, 2011
By Robert Skidelsky Robert Skidelsky, a member of the British House of Lords, is Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University. LONDON –...

Bernal’s bucks

SF 'hood evolves its local currency program — into a Visa card?

Ladies first

Kinuyo Tanaka and other legends command the screen in "Japanese Divas"

SFBG Radio: The politics of the debt ceiling

May 13, 2011
Today, Johnny and Johnny talk about the economics and politics of the debt ceiling -- and what happens if the Republicans get their way...