Giant(s) Decline— Who’s to Blame

Posted August 27, 2014 by

Madison Bumgarner pitched a brilliant game last night. But for the first even numbered year since 2008, there will not be a SF Giants victory parade down Market Street this fall. And unless things turn around in a hurry, it
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Remember Kindness? Remorselessness is all the Rage.

Posted August 27, 2014 by Murray Dobbin

I confess. I have been binge-watching TV series. Lately I have narrowed my watching mostly to The West Wing, an old favourite about a Democratic president, Jed Bartlet, portraying the manic, day-to-day crisis management of the White House. But in
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Kaiser Spending Premium Dollars to Provoke RN Strike

Posted August 27, 2014 by Chuck Idelson

Kaiser Permanente officials are diverting multiple millions of dollars of patient premiums for registered nurse strikebreakers while failing to respond to patient care concerns raised by the 18,000 Kaiser RNs and Nurse Practitioners who work at 66 Kaiser hospitals and
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted August 26, 2014 by

Subject: ‘Whose Schools? Our Schools’: Chicago Students Rise Up The biggest problem in Chicago is the union for the 21st century. There are just too many teachers who are not qualified or kept up with the latest teaching standards. Because
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted August 26, 2014 by

Subject: The New York Homeless I just got back from Manhattan.  I looked around and talked about the homeless with New Yorkers.  The situation in San Francisco is many times worse.  Have you looked at the quality of the shelters
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Can Obama Resist Calls for War?

Posted August 26, 2014 by

As the United States grapples with underfunded schools, rising homelessness, and increased inequality,  the U.S. media elite has a solution: a new war. Not a war to reduce U.S. poverty, homelessness, or inequality, but another war to stop terrorism abroad.
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New York’s Homeless Pushed Deeper into the Shadows

Posted August 26, 2014 by Zafirah Mohamed Zein

Joe sits on newspapers spread on the sidewalk by the entrance to midtown’s Grand Central Station. His head rests in his hands, only looking up when coins from passersby clink into his paper cup. “A shelter is like a prison
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Burying Our Babies: Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

Posted August 26, 2014 by Sikivu Hutchinson

In South Los Angeles’ Crenshaw District, there are three funeral homes within a one mile radius of each other. On bright sunny days young people pour out from their doors after viewing hours, lingering on the steps reminiscing, sporting t-shirts
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