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Law students denounce Napolitano commencement speech

University of California President Janet Napolitano deported thousands of undocumented citizens in her time as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Now, UC Hastings...

The great divide

Robert Reich breaks down the economic breakdown in 'Inequality for All'

Shit happened

A wrap-up of important local news from the week that was

Questions raised by staff cutbacks at the Exploratorium

September 5, 2013
A round of recent layoffs at the Exploratorium in San Francisco has taken museum staff by surprise and sparked questions about the institution’s focus...

Chatting up Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas

Chances are, you probably have the Daily Kos blog open on one of your browser tabs right now. The fiercely progressive blog and community...

Disillusionment, “Everyman,” and Netroots Nation

For nearly the entire Caltrain ride to down San Jose last Thursday morning, my thoughts were fully consumed by the subject of liberal disillusionment...


June 19, 2013
 Wednesday 19 Discussion: Latinos and the criminal justice system Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia, SF. www.sflatinodemclub.com. 7-8pm, free. Join SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi,...

Both sides DON’T do it

As someone with a lot of friends and contacts in the real world and on the Net, I hear pretty much every opinion under...

Prostitution and Mitt Romney

Four and a half years ago, San Francisco had the chance to make history as well as eliminate a major social problem. Measure K...

How to buy followers and influence people

For $26, I gained 2,500 followers -- and you can, too! Adventures in being fake popular on Twitter

Calvin Trillin: Mitt Romney explains why he lost

December 4, 2012
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...

W. Kamau Bell returns triumphant to the Bay, needs burrito

December 3, 2012
Attention burrito vendors of the Mission, there is a sale to be made at the arrivals gate of SFO this weekend when newly-minted TV...

Vote early and often

November 6, 2012
The most expensive, ugliest, longest and most money-dominated election in my memory is finally winding down, and unless something really weird happens, Obama's going...

Romney has lost. Unless ….

November 1, 2012
Polls aren't perfect, but a lot of polls that come to the same conclusion are rarely wrong, at least not by much, and all...

Hurricane Sandy and climate change

October 30, 2012
I guess it's no surprise that most of the news media coverage of Hurricane Sandy was focused on the immediate -- when you have...

Guess who pornographers are voting for in November

October 11, 2012
Surprise! It's Obama, by a whopping 55 percentage point differential.Porn PR conglomerator Xbiz conducted the poll of adult filmmakers (details are hazy regarding when...

Is Obama in trouble?

October 9, 2012
There's no doubt that Mitt Romney got a nice, juicy bounce from the first presidential debate. There's no doubt that President Obama's performance was...

Much ado about nudity

There was no public outcry when Pedro Villamore, a 44-year-old homeless gay man, was found dead in a doorway in the 500 block of...

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco propositions

Yes (sigh) on Prop B. And vote hell yes to deny corporations personhood -- that'd be Prop G

Endorsements 2012: State and national races

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. Go Barack, and vote No on 35 for sexworker justice

The rich, the poor and the state of SF

September 20, 2012
The latest Forbes 400 is out, the list of the richest Americans, and a record number (according to my annual record-keeping) now live in...

The Dems open with a contrast

September 5, 2012
You couldn't have scripted it better (and that's what it was, carefully scripted). The contrast between the mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, grandson...

Louis Dunn: Clint and Mitt

September 3, 2012
Louis Dunn, longtime Guardian cartoonist, comments on the entry of Clint Eastwood into prime time television before Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the 2012...