The Israeli Lobby: Declassified Documents
Expose its Influence

August 26, 2010 | 9 Comments

Demanded is that Israel be portrayed as peaceful, never aggressive, surrounded, beleaguered, and victimized, acting solely in self-defense. In contrast, Palestinians are called militant terrorist threats to Israeli security, its propaganda machine relentless in pounding that message, the Senate’s investigation failing to expose and halt it.

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Reilly “Extremely Pleased” with Appeal Court Decision

Reilly “Extremely Pleased” with Appeal Court Decision

August 24, 2010 | No Comments

Tt has been difficult for the voters to clearly evaluate the candidates without knowing whether or not Supervisor Alioto-Pier was on the ballot. Let me be among the first to thank Michela for her seven years of public service. Now that we have clarity, I am looking forward to continuing my door-to-door campaign to meet the voters of District Two.

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Court of Appeal Rules Alioto-Pier Ineligible
to Run for Third Term

August 24, 2010 | 14 Comments

Today’s appellate court ruling restores the legal effect of the voter-approved “rounding-up rule,” which provides that if an appointed incumbent serves more than two years of a term, it counts as a full four-year term for purposes of term limits.

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Lawsuit Seeks Information on FBI Activities in Bay Area Muslim Communities

Lawsuit Seeks Information on FBI Activities
in Bay Area Muslim Communities

August 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

The records are sought in part in response to concerns reported extensively in the New York Times, Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, NBC Bay Area, New America Media, and other publications about the chilling effects of possible racial and religious profiling and the potential harm such tactics may have on national security.

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Overheard in Fog City: The Willie Brown Non-Cootie Endorsement Factor

Overheard in Fog City: The Willie Brown Non-Cootie Endorsement Factor

August 23, 2010 | 28 Comments

Walker also condemned the spread of misinformation for political gain, including from her supporters.

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Racism and Bigotry Alive and Well in America

August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

The controversy has been inaccurately dubbed the “Ground Zero mosque.” Actually, the building will function as an Islamic cultural center, not a mosque. It will include a prayer room, but not a single-purpose house of worship for Muslims. Furthermore, the cultural center will not be built at Ground Zero. It will be near Ground Zero.

Posted in Culture, Opinion, Politics

Why Republicans Need Obama to be a Foreign-Born Muslim

Why Republicans Need Obama
to be a Foreign-Born Muslim

August 20, 2010 | 7 Comments

This is a manufactured crisis by those who wish to divide the country into two camps by whipping up hysteria against Muslims, blacks, Hispanics and anyone who does not look and pray as they.

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