Will Trump Put VHA Staff At Risk?

Posted November 15, 2016 by Suzanne Gordon

When thousands of health care professionals at the Veterans Health Administration  (VHA) greet their patients every day at more than 1200 facilities around the country, the first thing they say is: “thank you for your service.”  Their own dedicated service
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Roger Ailes Creates the Perfect Storm

Posted November 15, 2016 by James Sanbonmatsu

If the planet survives, historians may look back and wonder, “What the hell just happened?” How did a racist sexual predator and bankrupt swindler get the keys to the US nuclear arsenal? Here is an alternative look at some contributing
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Why Wiener Won

Posted November 14, 2016 by

All of my San Francisco election predictions proved correct—except for Scott Wiener’s victory over Jane Kim in the State Senate race.  While votes remain to be counted, Kim has not made up much ground since election night. It appears clear
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Guest Editorial: Nightmare coming to Van Ness

Posted November 14, 2016 by Chris Parkes

Halloween has passed, but the nightmare has just begun. This week, most left turns, 2 car lanes, many parking spaces, 50 year old trees, and perhaps your sanity, will be permanently lost from Van Ness… aka Highway 101! Unlike a
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What’s Next?

Posted November 10, 2016 by

Seizing Opportunities in the Trump Era Two days after elections may not be the optimum time to plan new strategies. But it’s worth considering where people go from here. The politics of San Francisco and California are far removed from
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Should Greens Go Local?

Posted November 10, 2016 by

As Kermit the Frog, America’s most famous Muppet, says: “it’s not easy being green.” Preliminary results of the Green Party’s latest national campaign confirm the reality of his observation. The Party’s much-touted goal was getting 5% of the vote on
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As America Turns Right, SF Stays the Course

Posted November 9, 2016 by

What can be said in response to Trump’s victory? I thought no national election could be worse than 1980. That’s when Reagan’s expected presidential victory was coupled with the GOP unexpectedly taking the Senate. I was wrong. Everyone knew when
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