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SF Politics 2016: The Year in Review

Posted December 15, 2016 by

For many San Francisco Bay Area residents, 2016 was the worst of political years. As promising as 2016 began, Donald Trump’s election turned the past year into a train wreck. The 36 deaths in the Oakland warehouse known as the
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SF Politics 2016: Fall Elections

Posted December 15, 2016 by

We ended Part One of our 2016 San Francisco politics review with the city’s supervisors qualifying ballot measures for November that they thought would help their campaigns and candidates they backed. This strategy backfired big time for progressives, and did
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Art Farmer at the Blackhawk, 1962 (photo by Robert Sleadd)

Buy Rare Blackhawk Jazz Postcards at TL Museum

Posted December 15, 2016 by

In 1962, Robert Sleadd, a San Francisco Police Officer, took some remarkable photos of performers at the Tenderloin’s legendary Blackhawk Jazz Club. The photos were of Miles Davis, Art Farmer, and two of Gerry Mulligan. These photos were never made
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“The Brand New Testament”—Review

Posted December 15, 2016 by

“God is a malign thug.”  This was award-winning fantasist Harlan Ellison’s summation of a point once made by revered American writer Mark Twain.  Wars, hunger, racism, religious intolerance, and glorified income inequality are some of the ills that have continually
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Will Trump White House Flatline Medi-Cal?

Posted December 13, 2016 by Judith Lewis Mernit, Capital and Main

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California Dreaming in 2017

Posted December 12, 2016 by

California’s massive rejection of Donald Trump—where Clinton won by over four million votes —has cast the state in the role as the leader of Trump resistance. That’s quite an honor. And as someone who grew up with Governors Reagan, Deukmejian
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Four New Anti-Capitalism Comics For the Holidays

Posted December 12, 2016 by

The mainstream news media and certain “bipartisan” politicians may be happy to peddle the lie that having the incoming Trump Administration billionaire autocratic overlords running the federal government is normal.  Fortunately, a quartet of currently available pieces of graphic literature
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