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The silver bullet train

High-speed rail would solve the state's most pressing environmental and transportation problems. So why isn't Schwarzenegger supporting it?

Emergency exits

Getting crazy in a time of crisis

Editor’s Notes

Behind the Leno smear

The “ire” in “satire”

Conservatives are funny

The latest Presidio disgrace

Pelosi has created the worst of both worlds

Guess who supports term limits?

By Tim Redmond I've never been a big fan of legislative term limits. Sending legislators packing after a few years shifts to much power to...

More than the affair

We wish Newsom well in his battle with alcoholism. But for the good of the city (and the causes he claims to care about), he'd be better off announcing he isn't going to run for reelection now.

More than the affair

Editorial: Newsom's a mess - but the sex scandal isn't the real problem

More carnage at SF Weekly’s sister papers

By Tim Redmond Damn, I'd sworn off going after New Times/Village Voice Media, the parent company of SF Weekly, for at least a few days,...

The new Vietnam

And now, Bush wants more troops

Introducing the Edward R. Murrow of the Bush crisis in 2007: Keith Olbermann of MSNBC

By Bruce B. Brugmann The mainstream media who helped President Bush march us into war in Iraq have a...

The Off-Guard Awards

Offies 2006: our tribute to the most pathetic moments of the year past

F stands for family …

... and for fucked up -- an apt tag for 2006's movie kin

The bigger picture

There's a lot more to the McKesson-Hearst story than the press has seen fit to print

A memo to constituents of Rep. Nancy Pelosi

By Bruce B. Brugmann To fellow San Franciscans: Now that even the San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst has declared in a lead front page story that Pelosi will...

A key test for Pelosi

EDITORIAL Rep. Nancy Pelosi's signature legislation came out of a Republican Congress. It was shortly after Newt Gingrich and his gang took control of...

Margaret Cho on sex, Good Vibrations–and San Francisco’s answer to the 49ers leaving town

By Sarah Phelan There’s something deliciously violent about stand-up comedian Margaret Cho’s voice. Even when she picks up the phone in her hotel room in...

Margaret Cho on sex, Good Vibrations–and San Francisco’s answer to the 49ers leaving town

By Sarah Phelan There’s something deliciously violent about stand-up comedian Margaret Cho’s voice. Even when she picks up the phone in her hotel room in...

Money has stopped talking

by Amanda Witherell Here's another, less lauded "San Francisco value." Page A18 of the November 14 New York Times (sorry, folks...they don't seem to have...

EDITOR’S NOTES

Pelosi is not one of us

What do the Republicans share with Federline?

By the Velvet Hammer What do the Republicans share with Kevin Federline? They both got dumped election day 2006

STOP THE PRESSES: The most timely reason to vote against Bush and his Iraq policy

I posed a question to my grandson Nicholas Perez, age l2, a math whiz and computer games afficionado, to figure out for the Bruce...

Pelosi’s perplexing pledge

Democrats must pursue impeachment if they want the moral authority they'll need to fix the nation's biggest problems

Winning in 2006 — and beyond

EDITORIAL There are plenty of Democrats running for the House and Senate this fall who don't exactly qualify as liberals. Howard Dean, the (somewhat)...