The High-Tech Lynching of Harold Ford Jr.

Posted October 31, 2006 by Randy Shaw

The Tennessee Senate Race between Republican Bob Corker and Democrat Harold Ford Jr has not aroused as much national interest as the Connecticut and Virginia races, but recent events should change this. In the past two weeks, the Republican Party
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Berkeley Race Reveals Similar Tactics Used Against Daly

Posted October 31, 2006 by Paul Hogarth

In San Francisco and Berkeley, progressive incumbents are under siege by heavily-funded campaigns for being “soft on crime.” In San Francisco, Supervisor Chris Daly has been barraged with hit-pieces by the Police Officers Association and challenger Rob Black. In Berkeley,
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LGBT Center “Filters” the Internet

Posted October 31, 2006 by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

How well I remember going to the dictionary to look up “Homosexual.” I was in my early teens. “Homosexual” was a word that haunted me day and night. I was terrified that it applied to me. What I found in
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“JROTC, Realtors, Elections…”

“JROTC, Realtors, Elections…”

Posted October 30, 2006 by

Dear Editor, I was deeply disappointed by the October 25th article about the proposal to eliminate Junior ROTC from our schools. I have to say that I expected much more from a news source that tries to balance the Chronicle
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District 6 Supervisors Race Goes Down to Wire

Posted October 30, 2006 by Randy Shaw

For the first time since San Francisco reinstated district elections in 2000, an incumbent supervisor is not assured of victory a week before Election Day. Since downtown businesses, BOMA, the Plumbers Union, the Police Officers Association, and other opponents of
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