President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change a Chinese hoax, vowed to dismantle America’s climate and clean energy policies, and appointed climate deniers with ties to the fossil fuel industry to his transition team and Cabinet.
A fantasy persists of a Israeli-Palestine peace agreement leading to an independent Palestine state in the land Israel has occupied since the 1967 Mideast War.
Under Castro, Cuba improved significantly in education, medical care, religious tolerance, and racial relations. However, opponents of normalization with Cuba accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial execution.
Much has been written about the disaffection of likely Democratic voters in the just-held presidential election. But this disaffection began long ago.
Immediately, critics turned Kaepernick’s protest into disrespect of the flag and of veterans. This, of course, is nonsense. The America flag symbolizes many things and certainly among them is the right and, indeed, the duty to protest injustice.
While Mother Teresa’s clinics received millions of dollars in donations, their conditions drew criticism from people disturbed by a shortage of medical care and nutrition.
Kaepernick explained his action saying he didn’t want to “show pride” in a country that “oppresses black people and people of color,” citing a number of shootings of black people by white police officers.
On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan delivered a passionate appeal for voters to support Hillary Clinton, and accused Donald Trump of sacrificing “nothing.”
SFPD’s revised use-of-force policy, among other things, requires officers to use de-escalation techniques to decrease the likelihood of the need to use deadly force.
In the aftermath of this latest mass shooting, there is again a loud call for more gun control. Will the deadliest killing in US history of 49 people in Orlando finally be a tipping point, causing the enactment of reasonable gun control legislation at the federal level?
The aftermath of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the ISIS-directed and inspired attacks around the world, have given rise to a growing Islamophobia in this country, fueled by the hate rhetoric of the GOP presidential candidates.
Getting the homeless into housing or shelters has been a “concern” or a “priority” for every San Francisco administration. Yet, the number of homeless keeps rising.
Governor Jerry Brown is in Los Angeles today to sign what has been touted as “historic” legislation to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Though well-intentioned, the excitement surrounding the legislation is overstated.
Saint Patrick’s Day wouldn’t exist if not for the man himself. Only two authentic letters from him survive from which comes the only universally accepted details of his life. Much of the rest is subject to some debate among scholars.
With all the hoopla surrounding Super Bowl 50, news that the late Kenny Stabler suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), shines light on the health dangers of playing American football.