• Cartoon by Bruce Plante.
  • Mother Teresa.
  • ColinKaepernick
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Michigan provide $400 to doctors who fully immunize children before age 2.
  • Khizr Khan holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution during a speech at the Democratic National Convention, questioning whether Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has ever read it.
  • Presumed Democratic Party nominee for president, Hillary Clinton.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

Even the Spin is Bad

Even the Spin is Bad

June 12, 2008 | No Comments

By Terry Canaan June 12, 2008 John McCain’s been taken out of context again. That happens a lot. Communist and terrorist bloggers hang on Baghdad Johnny’s every word, waiting for a short string of words…

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The Uprising Hits New York Times Bestseller List

The Uprising Hits New York Times Bestseller List

June 12, 2008 | No Comments

Political journalist and best-selling Author David Sirota’s new book, The Uprising, has made the New York Times’ bestseller list. Photo by Luke Thomas June 12, 2008 David Sirota’s new book on Right and Left populism…

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Underground Trains Restored After Woman Drives Through MUNI Tunnel

Underground Trains Restored
After Woman Drives Through MUNI Tunnel

June 11, 2008 | No Comments

By Kamala Kelkar June 11, 2008 All San Francisco Municipal Railway Agency underground trains are operating again this morning after a woman drove about 2 miles into the West Portal station tunnel, a spokesman said.…

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Norma Perez

Federal Judge Accepts Perez Anti-PTSD Email, Senate Testimony, into Evidence

June 11, 2008 | 1 Comment

History was again in the making for two veterans advocacy groups in San Francisco yesterday after a federal judge admitted into evidence an email exposing U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) alleged intent to deny care to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Supes Pass Solar Energy Incentive Programsfor Residents, Businesses

Supes Pass Solar Energy Incentive Programs
for Residents, Businesses

June 11, 2008 | No Comments

San Francisco supervisors Tuesday approved programs offering incentive payments for city residents and business owners to install solar panels on the rooftops of their homes or businesses.

One 10-year, $3.5-million-a-year program would offer $3,000 to $6,000 for residents and up to $10,000 for businesses toward the purchase of the solar energy systems.

The Solar Energy Incentive Program ordinance, sponsored by Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, and which also received the support of Mayor Gavin Newsom, passed Tuesday afternoon on an 8-3 vote.

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Schwarzenegger Announces More Than $60 Millionfor Bay Area Transportation Projects

Schwarzenegger Announces More Than $60 Million
for Bay Area Transportation Projects

June 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced $136 million in Proposition 1B funding for state transportation projects, including more than $60 million for Bay Area projects.

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Music to My Ears

Music to My Ears

June 09, 2008 | 7 Comments

Cindy Sheehan Photo by Luke Thomas By Cindy Sheehan June 10, 2008 Around 5pm (PDST) this evening, I received an email saying that Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) was introducing 35 articles of impeachment against the…

Posted in Opinion, Politics

The Democratic Primary in 8 Minutes

The Democratic Primary in 8 Minutes

June 09, 2008 | 1 Comment

June 9, 2008

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Peak Oil and the End of Sweet Suburbia

Peak Oil and the End of Sweet Suburbia

June 08, 2008 | 4 Comments

June 8, 2008 “We’re literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up.” – James Howard Kunstler Global oil peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now. Are…

Posted in Culture

Ken Livingstone

A Retrospective Analysis of Livingstone’s Battle
for Affordable Housing in England’s Capital

June 08, 2008 | 1 Comment

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone File photo by Luke Thomas By Nicholas Olczak June 8, 2008 LONDON, England — When Ken Livingstone was elected as London’s first Mayor in 2000, the biggest challenge he faced…

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Montana Memories of Bo Diddley,
A Gentleman and a Gunslinger

June 07, 2008 | No Comments

Bo Diddley, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008, RIP. Photo courtesy Chess Records By John Hoctor June 7, 2008 As an inquisitive 7-year-old during the lazy crazy summer of 1962, two years before Beatlemania,…

Bill Moyers: “We now know that a neo-conservative is an arsonist who sets the house on fire”

Bill Moyers: “We now know that a neo-conservative
is an arsonist who sets the house on fire”

June 07, 2008 | No Comments

June 7, 2008 “We needed to know the truth about Iraq. The truth could have spared that country from rack and ruin, saved thousands of American lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives and…

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Dan Rather

Dan Rather Blasts Corporate Media

June 07, 2008 | 1 Comment

Dan Rather June 7, 2008 Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather delivered a blistering critique of corporate news on Saturday night at the National Conference for Media Reform hosted by Free Press. The following are…

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Can We Save America?

Can We Save America?

June 06, 2008 | No Comments

June 6, 2008

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Summer Blobbing in Texas

Summer Blobbing in Texas

June 06, 2008 | No Comments

June 6, 2008