What the Leno-Migden Race is Really About

Posted October 29, 2007 by Randy Shaw

The absence of a competitive mayor’s race in San Francisco has left some with pent-up energies demanding an outlet. This became clear with the imbroglio at the Milk Club last week, as passions reached a boiling point over a June
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Muni Reform Could Fail if Activists Don’t Mobilize

Posted October 29, 2007 by Paul Hogarth

In a normal election, Proposition A – a Muni reform measure endorsed by Mayor Newsom, the Democratic Party, the Sierra Club and labor – would pass easily. And Proposition H – Republican C.E.O. Don Fisher’s parking initiative that would set
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Times Continues War on South America’s Left

Posted October 29, 2007 by Randy Shaw

While the New York Times has become an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War, the paper remains a cheerleader for neoconservative political forces in South America. This again became clear with its October 28, 2007 profile of Cristina Fernandez de
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A Tribute to Paul Wellstone

A Tribute to Paul Wellstone

Posted October 29, 2007 by Paul Hogarth

Last Thursday was the 5th Anniversary of Senator Paul Wellstone’s death. Paul was a mentor for me, and an inspiration for why I am engaged in politics. He was not just a staunch progressive who used his position in the
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Putin-Kasparov, More Milk Club Madness, Yes on Prop A …

Putin-Kasparov, More Milk Club Madness, Yes on Prop A …

Posted October 29, 2007 by

Dear BeyondChron: I don’t understand your publication of E. “Doc” Smith’s column on the political situation in Russia. Smith has taken the side of the capitalists against the socialists, which is a very anti-progressive view. Specifically, the only concrete complaint
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Media Elite Don’t Get “Rendition”

Posted October 26, 2007 by Marc Norton

Rendition, the gripping new movie by award-winning South African director Gavin Hood, is suffering the fate of many good political films — damned by faint praise. The Los Angeles Times calls Rendition “a pat and generic, if serviceable, political thriller.”
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Guest Editorial: Citywide Broadband — Time to Start Anew

Posted October 26, 2007 by Doug Loranger

Free wireless Internet access for all San Franciscans. Closing the Digital Divide. Showcasing the City’s cutting-edge technological know-how. These are the public relations shibboleths driving the latest installment of Mayor Newsom’s failed effort to bring a Google/Earthlink citywide WiFi network
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Kasparov’s Gambit and Putin’s Defence

Posted October 26, 2007 by E. "Doc" Smith

I first met Garry Kasparov, the former World Chess Champion back in 1995, high atop New York’s World Trade Center during his match against Viswanathan Anand of India. Kasparov burst onto the chess world like a meteor in 1984; chopping
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