Articles Posted in the Politics Category

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    KPFA Is More Than a Radio Station

    According to the mission statement of Pacifica, we would be wrong to base all of our programming decisions on who makes the most money during the morning drive time or which show raises the most money. We actually have a mission; to give voice to the voiceless.

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    What Did the President Know About the Benghazi Attack, Petraeus Affair?

    (Updated, 12/2/12) Two coincidences are swirling around former CIA Director Petraeus: that the Benghazi attack had nothing to do with the anniversary of 9/11 and Al Qaeda, and that knowledge of his affair with his biographer and his subsequent resignation, did not reach President Obama until after his re-election.

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    Why I’m Supporting SaveKPFA in KPFA’s Board Election

    This month, KPFA is going through what will probably prove to be one of the most important elections of its 10-year experiment with democracy.

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    Race and Ranked Choice Voting in San Francisco

    San Francisco’s ranked choice voting system produced surprising results in the Nov. 6 election when voters in District 5, the City’s most progressive district, elected moderate London Breed, and in District 7, the City’s second most conservative district, elected progressive Norman Yee.

  • Is Proportional Representation and Other Reforms Key to Democratizing US Electoral System?

    After well over a year campaigning and an estimated $6 billion spent (including by SuperPacs), we ended up with the same president and roughly the same Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-controlled House. The status-quo prevailed, ultimately, so it looks like we can look forward to two more years of stalemate.

  • Yee Declares Victory in D7 Race

    In a contest that may go down as one of the closest in San Francisco political history, School Board President Norman Yee today declared victory in the race for District 7 Supervisor.

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    Time to Re-Examine Prop 13

    In his November 11 “Willie’s World” column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Willie Brown suggests Gov. Jerry Brown’s next “bold move be to enlist Warren Buffett for a joint effort to reform Proposition 13.” No matter what you think of Willie Brown, he is politically savvy.