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Obama to decide Healthy San Francisco’s fate?

By Steven T. Jones The US Supreme Court has delayed a decision on the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's legal challenge to the Healthy San Francisco...


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Census report shows more Americans lack health care coverage

By Rebecca Bowe Some commentators were greatly reassured by President Barack Obama’s speech on health care reform yesterday, while others thought he spent too much...

Assembly supports sale of Candlestick Point Park

Text and photos by Sarah Phelan On Wednesday night, as folks were getting ready to watch President Barack Obama’s speech about health care, the...

Garamendi for Congress

Garamendi has an unmatched history of intensive work on the most pernicious problems that Congress is now wrestling with.

Obama plugs single-payer…sort of

By Steven T. Jones Only a single-payer system eliminates health insurance companies, which are portrayed as predatory pirates in this cartoon by Consumer Watchdog, with...

Bitter medicine

Health care reform groups fear the cure may be worse than the disease

The two Newsoms

The candidate for governor bears only a vague resemblance to the mayor of San Francisco

Dystopian enterprise

Richard North Patterson on Eclipse and the legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa

The Golden State’s extreme makeover

California isn't working any more. It's time to think about dramatic ideas for change

FAIR: Tell ABC to Include Single-Payer in Healthcare Debate

Tell ABC: Include Single-Payer in Healthcare Debate Network says June 24 special will cover 'all sides' 6/22/09 ABC News is preparing for a day of in-depth of...

Sachs: Peace Through Development

Here is an installment from Jeffrey D. Sachs' monthly commentary: Economics and Justice available exclusively on the Project Syndicate news series. Jeffrey D. Sachs...

Crash landings

Is the new wave of war veterans getting the help it needs?

State of the movement

Antiwar activists struggle to maintain pressure for peace

Saving the southeast

Foreclosure wave speeds SF's black exodus while city officials focus on new condo construction

Dick Meister: Labor’s White House friend

President Barack Obama brings new hope to America's working families, says AFL-CIO president John Sweeney By Dick Meister (Dick Meister, a San Francisco-based journalist,...

Beyond May Day

Text and photos by Joe Sciarrillo Thousands marched in Bay Area cities on May 1 to honor International Workers' Day, or May Day, offering a...

Shades of green

The Green Issue: Will SF really use its federal 'green jobs' money to lift up working class communities?

What’s in the Republicans’ tea?

By Steven T. Jones As overhyped and ridiculous as tomorrow’s Republican Tea Party events are, I find them a fascinating manifestation of the perplexing posture...

Shielding Goni

Why are top Democrats protecting Bolivia's former president from facing trial for the massacres he ordered?

Green-collar heat

Low-income community groups hope to turn Obama's stimulus package into an opportunity to make local government accountable for creating decent green-collar jobs.

Newsom officials dodge budget questions

By Melody Parker and Steven T. Jones The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee yesterday held a hearing on deep budget cuts proposed for...

DCCC supports sanctuary & due process for all

The Democratic County Central Committee voted last night by an overwhelming majority (20 ayes, 5 abstains, I no) to support Debra Walker’s strong resolution,...

Holder’s FOIA memo a hit in Sunshine Week

Just in time for sunshine week, Attorney General Eric Holder declares that government records should henceforth be presumed public. Attorney General Eric Holder’s much anticipated...