Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • City’s Elections Department Facilities Unsafe and Unsecured

    City’s Elections Department Facilities Unsafe
    and Unsecured

    By Ari Burack July 3, 2008 A civil grand jury report released today claims that inadequate elections facilities in San Francisco, as well as uncertainty about the city’s new elections machines state certification, may compromise…

  • Played Out

    Played Out

    By Terry Canaan July 3, 2008 Good news for marriage equality in California. At least one national Democrat isn’t joining in on the irrational panic over same sex marriage there. Associated Press: Presidential candidate Barack…

  • Judge Rules Islamic Group Must Find Unclassified Evidence to Continue Spying Lawsuit

    Judge Rules Islamic Group
    Must Find Unclassified Evidence
    to Continue Spying Lawsuit

    By Julia Cheever July 3, 2008 A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Wednesday that President Bush cannot use a state secrets argument to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the administration of violating the Foreign Intelligence…

  • Newsom Tempers Gubernatorial Bid Expectations

    Newsom Tempers Gubernatorial Bid Expectations

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom File Photo by Luke Thomas By Elaine Santore July 2, 2008 Mayor Gavin Newsom ended speculation about his possible 2010 gubernatorial bid Tuesday when he officially opened an exploratory committee,…

  • Peskin Passes the Baton

    Peskin Passes the Baton

    By Luke Thomas July 2, 2008 District 3 Supervisor and Board President Aaron Peskin yesterday delivered a passing of the baton speech to a new crop of candidates vying to replace him in November. “The…

  • Moyers on Big Oil

    Moyers on Big Oil

    June 30, 2008 Luke ThomasLuke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon…

  • Newsom: “We will fight back” against the NRA

    Newsom: “We will fight back” against the NRA

    June 30, 2008 Part 1 Part 2 Luke ThomasLuke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop…

  • Dancing With the One Who Brung Ya

    Dancing With the One Who Brung Ya

    ” District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly Photos by Luke Thomas By Chris Daly June 30, 2008 Because of you, tonight I can stand here and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for the…

  • Herrera Vows to Seek Sanctions Against NRA

    Herrera Vows to Seek Sanctions Against NRA

    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Photo by Luke Thomas From the Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera June 30, 2008 Gun Advocates’ ‘Factually Slipshod’ Legal Challenge Improperly Names S.F., Asserts Facts Contradicted By Their…

  • Open Letter to Supervisor Jake McGoldrick

    Open Letter to Supervisor Jake McGoldrick

    By Pat Monk June 30, 2008 Dear Jake, Good morning. I have to confess that sometimes the positions you take leave me totally bewitched, bothered and bewildered. You are frequently a strong voice for humane,…

  • LBAM

    A Legacy of Pain

    By Mike Lynberg June 30, 2008 After they made hundreds of people sick on the Central Coast, and nearly killed at least two children, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Secretary A. G. Kawamura of the CDFA…

  • Dub-ble Take: An Extraordinary Machine With Kamala and Gavin

    Dub-ble Take: An Extraordinary Machine
    With Kamala and Gavin

    By Elaine Santore June 30, 2008 Here’s a new feature at Fog City Journal where we take one really boring speech, set it to music, and see if the added music can make a video…

  • Sheehan Calls for a Revolution

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    Sheehan Calls for a Revolution

    Cindy Sheehan Speech at Fat City, 6/28/08 from fogcityjournal on Vimeo. By Luke Thomas June 29, 2008 Independent candidate for Congress Cindy Sheehan yesterday called for a revolution in America to help bring to an…

  • Dellums Gives Edgerly the Old Heave-Ho

    Dellums Gives Edgerly the Old Heave-Ho

    Mayor of Oakland Ron Dellums placed City Administrator Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave today following allegations that she interfered with the arrest of a relative. Photo by Luke Thomas By Jeff Shuttleworth June 27, 2008…

  • Fewer Kicks-Off Campaign for School Board

    Fewer Kicks-Off Campaign for School Board

    Sandra Lee Fewer (center left) and her extended family held a campaign for School Board kick-off event yesterday evening in the heart of Chinatown. Photos by Luke Thomas June 26, 2008 Joined by friends, family,…