The release of the Senate Torture Report should have reminded you that human torture is not only morally unacceptable – it is also a crime.
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.
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.
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.
Eliana Lopez, the wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, presented her new play ‘What Is the Scandal? / ¿Cuál es el Escándalo?’ to an ovation-standing audience of media professionals Thursday.
The San Francisco mayor’s race is turning out to be something of a cake walk for Mayor Ed Lee, with folks like former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Senator Mark Leno deferring from the race.
Kamala Harris operatives at the Anaheim Convention Center were practically giddy on Saturday as video clips of U.S. Senate campaign rival Loretta Sanchez’s “war cry” gaffe began to flit from phone to phone.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi officially kicked off his campaign for re-election Wednesday, vowing to build upon the progressive reforms of his predecessor while continuing to advance a progressive criminal justice vision of his own.
Former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin sent a shock wave through the San Francisco political establishment when he announced yesterday his candidacy to retake the District 3 supervisorial seat he previously held for two terms beginning in 2000.
Much has been made about the shrinking middle class in the United States where the wealthiest 160,000 families own as much as the poorest 145 million families.
President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba deserves applause. Normalization, however, will not be complete until the U.S. ends its economic embargo and returns Guantánamo Bay to Cuba.
The Senate Torture Report found, among other things, that the CIA misled Congress, the Justice Department and President George W. Bush about the “effectiveness” of torture methods used, including waterboarding, rectal feeding, shackling detainees in painful positions, prolonged sleep deprivation and slamming detainees against walls.
What is puzzling is why the authors of Proposition E chose to have the tax proceeds go to a special fund rather than to the general fund, thus requiring a two-thirds majority to pass.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D. CA) should expedite the release of the Senate Torture Report before she loses her position as Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).