Who Runs San Francisco?

Posted August 23, 2016 by

In his August 21 SF Examiner column, labor activist Nato Green offered a popular left analysis of who runs San Francisco: it is “the Realtors, Airbnb and sundry like-minded oligarchs who govern San Francisco through their avatar Mayor Ed Lee.”
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Shaming Welfare Recipients

Posted August 23, 2016 by Nancy Scheper-Hughes

After returning from the South, I was determined to complete my interrupted studies, and I moved to California to work as a research assistant for Hortense Powdermaker, my undergraduate mentor at Queens College who had just retired and moved to
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted August 22, 2016 by

Subject: California’s $15 Minimum Wage Earthquake! On April 4th, Governor Brown signed what has been touted as “historic” legislation to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.  After examining the legislation, I find the excitement surrounding the legislation to
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SF Democrats’ Endorsement Problems

Posted August 22, 2016 by

Now that the candidates to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (the DCCC) have been elected and endorsements made, it’s time to assess what it all means. And the answer is: not much. Unlike other presidential election years, an
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted August 16, 2016 by

Subject: Will $400 Million in Housing Funds Disappear? Thank you again for a comprehensive analysis of the $400 million housing fund issue. No one is really focused on the end game which is more affordable housing NOW.   So the environmentalists,
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Honoring SF’s Historic GLBT Legacy

Posted August 16, 2016 by

Fifty years ago, in August 1966, drag queens, trans sex workers, hair fairies and gay street hustlers rose up against police harassment in what became known at the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. This occurred at Turk and Taylor Streets in San
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California’s $15 Minimum Wage Earthquake!

Posted August 16, 2016 by Martin J. Bennett

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation boosting California’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour — a 50 percent increase that made the state’s minimum wage the highest in the nation. The hike will be phased in over six
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