Articles Posted December 2012

  • School Shooting

    Is the U.S. Finally Serious About Gun Control?

    Today in America, a gun is status among too many. That’s why they call it an equalizer. And unfortunately what’s happening today is that everybody is getting more and more equal because everybody has one.

  • Following the one of the worst tragedies in US history, America faces an opportunity to address gun ownership laws.  Photo courtesy Wikipedia.

    America Faces Gun Culture Crossroads

    Our nation stands challenged by yet one more horrific, violent act at the hands of another deranged, damaged soul who had access to weapons of mass destruction that should not have been available to him under any circumstances. When, at long last, is enough enough?

  • Evelyn Luluquisen, executive director of Manilatown Heritage Foundation.

    Senior and Disability Groups Protest Wells Fargo Evictions, Shutter Accounts

    A fiery crowd of as many as 50 seniors and their supporters including green-clad, Doctor Seuss-styled grinches, rallied this afternoon in front of Wells Fargo Bank at the intersection of Market and Grant streets, calling on the national bank to halt its evictions of struggling homeowners and to change its foreclosure practices.

  • Artist Gregorio De Masi.

    Fog City Artist Brings Fog to Canvas

    Bay Area artist Gregorio De Masi blows away the San Francisco art scene with a unique punk style and bringing true craftsmanship to each of his pieces.

  • Women in Combat

    A Women’s Place is in Combat Too

    The ban on women in combat in ground combat units is one of the last vestiges of sexism. Under the guise of protecting the “weaker” or “fairer” sex, the armed forces discriminate against women by denying them the perks of serving in combat positions.

  • 2nd-amendment1

    Gun Patriotism or Hypocrisy?

    Puzzling me for a long time is the inconsistency between two claims by gun and Second Amendment supporters. One is that what they worship is critically needed to defend themselves against a government that they would view as oppressive and unacceptable.

  • Scott Wiener

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    Why Wiener’s Nudity Ban Is Bad for Everybody

    The final vote on San Francisco’s nudity ban is this upcoming Tuesday, December 4. This draconian law represents a serious failure of leadership on the part of Supervisor Scott Wiener and brings up many interesting questions about this issue and the direction of our city.