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Should Occupy pull back and reinvent itself?

December 9, 2011
Maybe it's time for the Occupy movement to simply take a bow, step off the national stage for now, and start planning its next...


October 4, 2011
steve@sfbg.comWEDNESDAY 5Occupy San Francisco Inspired by the activism and events of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began Sept. 17 in New York, protesters...

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...

Free at last

September 21, 2011
An ordeal lasting more than two years for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal came to an end in Iran today, when the two 29-year-old...

Imprisoned hikers’ families react to sentencing

August 22, 2011
The families of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal issued a statement yesterday (Sun/21) after receiving confirmation that the two men, both 29, had been...

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 –...

Politicians have a limited time offer for you

As politicians push to maximize their campaign contributions before the semi-annual reporting deadline of tonight (Thu/30) at midnight – a big measure of the...

Chiu’s choice

The man who presided over the end of the Progressive Era at City Hall needs to decide whose side he's really on

The failed experiment

How misplaced faith in tax cuts and other economic myths are destroying the country

Brown goes nonpartisan while Obama stays the course

January 31, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown gave a brilliant State of the State speech this evening, validating those who hoped that he would have the wisdom, courage,...

Protest in solidarity with Egypt and Tunisia uprising

January 28, 2011
As President Barack Obama insists that governments must maintain power "through consent and not coercion" organizers have announced a protest this Saturday, January 29,...

Getting free

Bay Area artists and musicians rally to free the hikers detained in Iran

Joining the journey

After a troubled youth, Malcolm Shabazz seeks to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Malcolm X

Republicans are hypocrites, Democrats are spineless

December 17, 2010
Adding $800 billion to the federal deficit and exacerbating the inequitable, unprecedented, and unsustainable concentration of wealth in the richest 1 percent of Americans,...

Progressives oppose Obama’s deal with Republicans

December 9, 2010
With San Francisco's own Rep. Nancy Pelosi leading the way, House Democrats have voted to oppose the tax cut deal that President Barack Obama...

Class conflict in DC and SF

December 8, 2010
There's an unmistakable whiff of class warfare in the air this holiday season, most obviously on the national level where President Barack Obama and...

“Greed is an issue we’ve got to deal with”

December 3, 2010
As President Barack Obama and other top Democrats cravenly negotiate a surrender to Republican extortion and class warfare on behalf of the greedy rich,...

Critical care

How the debate over CPMC's controversial multi-hospital project revived the idea of healthcare planning in San Francisco

Only a miracle can save Steve Li now

November 12, 2010
Supporters of Shing Ma "Steve" Li, a 20-year-old nursing student, gathered outside the offices of Sen. Barbara Boxer today to urge her to sponsor...

Advocates say Steve Li is DREAM Act eligible

November 8, 2010
The Board of Supervisors plans to introduce a resolution at their Nov. 9 meeting denouncing the deportation of Shing Ma "Steve" Li, a  20-year-old...

Get angry and make ’em do it!

October 15, 2010
After crashing the country's economy and turning the world against us, Republicans are clawing their way back into power by stoking voter anger at...

DADT ruling gives Obama an opportunity to lead

October 12, 2010
Now that a federal judge has ruled the U.S. military's “don't ask don't tell” policy unconstitutional, President Barack Obama and the Democrats have an...

Arlington & Santa Clara join SF in requesting S-Comm opt-out

September 30, 2010
The County Board in Arlington, Virginia and the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors both voted unanimously September 28 to opt out of S-Comm, a...

Censored in a brave new world

September 14, 2010

Project Censored: The top 10 big stories the major news media didn't report in 2009