“I Heard That” — A Historic Campaign

Posted December 30, 2008 by Rochelle Metcalfe

First published on September 03, 2008. OH HAPPY DAY!!! An historic one for this country when Democratic SENATOR BARACK OBAMA accepted the nomination of his party to became the FIRST African-American to win the nomination! I for one was PROUD
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In Denver, Democrats Became a Party

Posted December 29, 2008 by Randy Shaw

First published on August 29, 2008. Despite Will Rogers’ fabled quote from that “I don’t belong to any Party. I’m a Democrat,” during the New Deal years the Democrats were a political party with a clearly defined base. For decades,
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San Franciscans React to Obama Speech

Posted December 29, 2008 by Ben Malley

First published on August 29, 2008. Barack Obama’s speech was much like his candidacy has been. The audience saw in it what they wanted to. And they loved it. At Roe Restaurant in San Francisco, progressives cheered lines that acknowledged
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Progressives Take Over S.F. Democratic Party

Posted December 29, 2008 by Paul Hogarth

First published on August 14, 2008. This is not Willie Brown’s Democratic County Central Committee anymore – nor is it Gavin Newsom’s. San Francisco Mayors used to control what happens at the DCCC – when the influential body would vote
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Can Regional Airlines Help Travelers’ Woes?

Posted December 29, 2008 by Harrison Chastang

First published on August 04, 2008. Flying to LA in a big leather seat, listening to Sun Ra and Steely Dan while sipping a nice white wine. The flight attendant addresses me by my first name. The flight’s late, so
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State Approves Uptown Tenderloin Historic District

Posted December 28, 2008 by Randy Shaw

First published on July 28, 2008. The State Historical Resources Commission voted unanimously on July 25 to create the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District. The nomination for federal historic district status now proceeds to the Keeper of the National Register in
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Gay-Labor Coalition Boycotts Manchester Hyatt

Posted December 28, 2008 by Joseph Pena

First published on July 14, 2008. (Ed. Note: UNITE HERE has successfully used the boycott to organize workers and secure better contracts. As described below in the June 10 San Diego’s Gay and Lesbian Times, the union is now boycotting
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Netroots Focus on the Basics: Win November

Posted December 28, 2008 by Paul Hogarth

First published on July 18, 2008. AUSTIN, TX – Are liberal bloggers upset at Barack Obama for supporting the last FISA bill? Of course, but that’s not the focus on the first day of Netroots Nation in Austin. It was
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