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A mourner lights candles in LOVE Park in Philadelphia on Nov. 14, 2015, during a vigil to remember the victims of the attacks in Paris. Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Thoughts on the Paris Attacks

November 17, 2015 | No Comments

France and the free world is in mourning following the horrible Paris massacre on November 13 by at least seven gunmen, killing 129 and wounding another 352, 99 critically.

Posted in Opinion, War


Finally – The 99% Are Not Going To Take It Anymore

November 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

Million Student March is demanding free tuition at public universities, the cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.

Posted in Education, Opinion


Closing Guantánamo

November 09, 2015 | No Comments

The Senate Torture report confirms that Guantánamo was a place of torture and indefinite detention, and continues to be an international embarrassment.

Posted in Law, Opinion, Politics, War

Laura Wilcox's death was the impetus for Laura's Law.

San Francisco Implements Laura’s Law

November 02, 2015 | No Comments

People with psychotic disorders who received court-ordered treatment for 180 days had significantly better outcomes than those who were given either intensive treatment alone, or a court order alone.


Prop I is About Neighborhoods Determining Their Own Future

October 24, 2015 | No Comments

Whether you’ve been a resident for ten years, twenty years, or for generations – you should have a say about what gets built in your back yard.


Governor Jerry Brown Beholden to PG&E, San Bruno Mayor Charges

October 13, 2015 | 3 Comments

San Bruno City leaders lashed out this week at Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of six bills that were unanimously supported by the California Legislature and would have brought important reforms to the California Public Utilities Commission, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other California utilities.

Posted in Energy, News, Politics


Swiftboating Planned Parenthood

September 22, 2015 | No Comments

Remember the organization “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth’s” and its smear campaign against 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry? Named after the group, the discredited, Republican-funded campaign against Kerry became known pejoratively as “swiftboating.”

Posted in Healthcare, Politics

Candidate for San Francisco Mayor, Broke-Ass Stuart. Photo via Facebook.

Body Politic: Mayor’s Race Survey Finds ‘Nobody,’ Broke-Ass Stuart, Lead Among Activist Social Voters

August 30, 2015 | 6 Comments

More than half of media savvy activist voters who responded to a survey said they have yet to find a candidate they will support in the San Francisco mayor’s race.

Posted in Media, News, Politics


Bernie Sanders: Drawing Massive Crowds Yet Still Considered a “Long Shot?”

August 29, 2015 | 2 Comments

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an unabashed democratic socialist, is making quite a splash in the media and on the campaign trail. The question is, can an independent, democratic socialist win the Democratic nomination for president?

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Republican candidate for president, Jeb. Photo via Wikipedia by Michael Vadon.

Letter to Jeb Bush: Torture is Never Justifiable

August 18, 2015 | No Comments

The release of the Senate Torture Report should have reminded you that human torture is not only morally unacceptable – it is also a crime.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

"Donald Trump March 2015" by Michael Vadon - https://www.flickr.com/photos/80038275@N00/16512978040/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Trump_March_2015.jpg#/media/File:Donald_Trump_March_2015.jpg

The Donald – Just What the Doctor Ordered

August 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

For once, we are pretty much all united as a nation – republicans and democrats – awaiting Mr. Trump’s next bombshell. And we know he will never disappoint us as he thankfully seems to have no control over his verbal spillage.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi held a press conference, 7/10/15, to "set the record straight" over the shooting death of Kate Steinle by convicted, undocumented felon, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on July 1. Photos by Luke Thomas.

Body Politic: Tragedy and Blame

July 12, 2015 | 20 Comments

Random violence captures our social conscience like nothing else, and random violence in liberal San Francisco is especially attractive when it allows pundits and Republican presidential candidates to attack immigrants and progressive lawmakers.

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Body Politic: San Francisco Social Voter Insights

July 08, 2015 | 1 Comment

Voter file analysis enabled by the NationBuilder community building software shows that few voters wear their politics in their Twitter bios. They do, however, love to talk tech. And for every voter who identifies as an attorney or lawyer, five are CEOs or founders.

Posted in Media, News, Politics, Technology

Oil on canvass illustration courtesy Michael D'Antuono.

Will We Learn From the Charleston Killings?

June 28, 2015 | 12 Comments

In this violent nation of ours, there seems to be a disconnect between our Second Amendment “right to keep and bear arms” and the number of mass killings in this country.

Posted in Crime, Opinion, Politics


Study: Shocking Racial Disparities in San Francisco Courts

June 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

African Americans in San Francisco are more likely to await trial behind bars than their white counterparts and face harsher punishment once convicted, according to a new study commissioned by the San Francisco Reentry Council.

Posted in Crime, News