November 28, 2016 | No Comments
Under Castro, Cuba improved significantly in education, medical care, religious tolerance, and racial relations. However, opponents of normalization with Cuba accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial execution.
November 18, 2016 | 7 Comments
Much has been written about the disaffection of likely Democratic voters in the just-held presidential election. But this disaffection began long ago.
November 10, 2016 | 8 Comments
Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, there are some pronouncements made by Trump that are just plain true. The election was indeed rigged, but it was from within our own electoral process and not from outside forces.
October 15, 2016 | 3 Comments
But nothing trumps Trump when it comes to his horrific bragging of sexual predatory assaults. Making no sense, too many Republicans still straddle the fence over finding his comments abhorrent while still endorsing him. This will be the final nail in their coffin.
September 22, 2016 | No Comments
Immediately, critics turned Kaepernick’s protest into disrespect of the flag and of veterans. This, of course, is nonsense. The America flag symbolizes many things and certainly among them is the right and, indeed, the duty to protest injustice.
September 06, 2016 | No Comments
While Mother Teresa’s clinics received millions of dollars in donations, their conditions drew criticism from people disturbed by a shortage of medical care and nutrition.
June 14, 2016 | 2 Comments
In the aftermath of this latest mass shooting, there is again a loud call for more gun control. Will the deadliest killing in US history of 49 people in Orlando finally be a tipping point, causing the enactment of reasonable gun control legislation at the federal level?
June 01, 2016 | 4 Comments
People snaked their way through Oakland on a hot holiday afternoon to see Bernie Sanders, thousands waiting in a miles-long line to experience this historic presidential campaign, even if it meant missing the beginning of Game 7, when our beloved hometown Warriors won the NBA Western Conference Finals.
May 28, 2016 | 1 Comment
Venezuela is nearing collapse – turning more violent by the second – yet there is scant critical analysis of the country’s demise from the left.
May 04, 2016 | 1 Comment
The aftermath of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the ISIS-directed and inspired attacks around the world, have given rise to a growing Islamophobia in this country, fueled by the hate rhetoric of the GOP presidential candidates.
Posted in News
April 24, 2016 | 5 Comments
Getting the homeless into housing or shelters has been a “concern” or a “priority” for every San Francisco administration. Yet, the number of homeless keeps rising.
April 04, 2016 | 1 Comment
Governor Jerry Brown is in Los Angeles today to sign what has been touted as “historic” legislation to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Though well-intentioned, the excitement surrounding the legislation is overstated.
March 21, 2016 | 3 Comments
Listen up, all you uber-conservative mamas and papas in Congress – you spawned this child, now you better take care of him. Raise him as best you can, even though he has been learning by your example how to be more divisive and outrageous than you ever were.
Posted in Culture
January 22, 2016 | 2 Comments
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced today the filing of felony bribery and money laundering charges against former Human Rights Commission (HRC) Commissioner Nazly Mohajer, former HRC employee Zula Jones, and political consultant Keith Jackson.
January 09, 2016 | No Comments
I’m a big fan of candidates telling hard truths to a public who really would prefer not to hear them. Besides being refreshing, you get the unfamiliar sensation that your intelligence is not being insulted with platitudes and pre-packaged sound bites
December 17, 2015 | 4 Comments
In the aftermath of the killing of Mario Woods by five San Francisco police officers, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has again asked lawmakers to authorize police officers to use Tasers.