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Deadline Poet Calvin Trillin writes on the Gulf oil spill

May 21, 2010
 On the Gulf oil spillBecause of this spillThat "Drill, baby, drill,"Which always seemed shrill,Now seems shriller stillAnd certainly willWhen we get the bill.Calvin Trillin,...

SPJ’s Journalism Innovations conference starts Fri/30

April 29, 2010
Now in its third year, Journalism Innovations is the West Coast’s premiere showcase for groundbreaking journalism ideas, media innovation and community networking. Produced by...

PBS’s Frontline edits out single payer

April 23, 2010
Documentary misrepresented advocates as supporters of a public option4/23/10Silencing supporters of single-payer, or Medicare for All, is a media staple, but PBS's Frontline found...

Memorial services set for Tricia Taborn–wear a dramatic hat!!

April 13, 2010
Memorial services for Tricia Taborn, the great San Francisco spirit who died April 7, have been set for Saturday, May 1, from 1 to...

Tricia Taborn, a great San Francisco spirit, died today

April 7, 2010
I was saddened to hear that my former associate of many years, Tricia Taborn, died today (April 7) of cancer at Kaiser Hospital in...

Bill Bennett, Public-Interest Fighter, dies at 92

California loses a "determined old warrior"

Bill Bennett, the only public official in California to take on PG&E

March 1, 2010
William Morgan Bennett, 1918-2010 On the front page of the Guardian of Oct. 19, 1988, we ran a big picture of Bill Bennett with...

PG&E alert: Join the campaign to fight the PG&E’s Prop 16 attack on public power and community choice aggregation

February 25, 2010
Erik Brooks, a stalwart in the clean energy and public power campaigns, flashes the the following list of sites that you can link...

Editorial: No more silence on PG&E’s statewide power grab

February 23, 2010
Every single elected official, candidate for office, and political group in the state that isn't entirely bought off by PG&E needs to loudly oppose...

Action alert: Stop the banks!

February 18, 2010
 Let's have a show of hands.To those of you in small business: have you noticed the banks getting tough with you on credit?  To...

Editorial: How to create jobs in San Francisco

February 16, 2010
If Newsom decides to solve the city's $520 million deficit with cuts alone, he will be taking more than $1 billion out of the...

Memorial for Charles Lee Smith (1925-2010), passionate pamphleteer

February 8, 2010
Memorial services for Charles Lee Smith, a classic liberal activist whose hero was Tom Paine and whose passion was pamphleteering, will be held at...

Editorial: The mayor’s race starts now

January 4, 2010
Ross and Jeff and any other progressive candidates need to decide soon if they are serious about running for mayor and either announce that...

Cheers and happy holidays from the Guardian

December 30, 2009
And so as this miserable year ends, let us hope that the next one will be much better for us all. Well, it's late...

FAIR: The 2009 P.U.-Litzer Awards

December 21, 2009
FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. The 2009 P.U.-Litzer Awards For 17...

IPI: Three Killed in Pakistan Press Club Bombing

December 21, 2009
The International Press Institute is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. They are dedicated to the furtherance and safeguarding of...

Podesta: The Progressive case on health bill

December 16, 2009
John Podesta from the Center for American Action Fund recommends passage of the Senate health bill despite its many flaws The Center for American...

Durst: The Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2009

December 16, 2009
Okay. Here’s the deal: the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2009 are not to be confused with the Top Ten Legitimate News Stories...

Editorial: Russoniello has to go

December 15, 2009
Sen. Barbara Boxer is screening candidates for the U.S. attorney post and now ought to finalize her choice quickly and send it to...

Meister: The Courage of Rose Bird

December 14, 2009
Dick Meister, is a former City Editor of the Oakland Tribune, labor editor of the SF Chronicle and labor reporter on KQED-TV’s “Newsroom.” Contact...

Stiglitz: Too Big to Live

December 8, 2009
Here is our monthly installment of Joseph E. Stiglitz's Unconventional Economic Wisdom column from the Project Syndicate news series. Stiglitz is University Professor at...

Editorial: Don’t rush the Candlestick EIR

December 8, 2009
The city wants to rush the massive Candlestick Point Redevelopment Project through during the holiday season without adequate oversight, review, or discussion....

Dick Meister: The Oakland General Strike

December 7, 2009
Within two days in December of 1946, a general strike all but shut down Alameda County. It is much less remembered than the...

Dick Meister: Time to hustle, Tiger

December 7, 2009
Shame on Tiger for his marital infidelities. But what about his worse transgressions? By Dick Meister (Dick Meister is a San Francisco writer.) Oh, the...