Chinatown tenants will turn out for Aaron Peskin

Low Turnout Threatens SF Progressives

Posted October 8, 2015 by

For many San Francisco activists, the November 3 election represents a defining moment for the city’s future. Yet despite all the mailings, billboards, and apocalyptic rhetoric, many San Francisco voters will not cast ballots. Early projections of a low turnout
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From the very beginning, Columbus was not on a mission of discovery but of conquest and exploitation. It is time to abolish the holiday commemorating his accomplishments. (Photo: University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Time to Abolish Columbus Day

Posted October 8, 2015 by Bill Bigelow

Once again this year many schools will pause to commemorate Christopher Columbus. Given everything we know about who Columbus was and what he launched in the Americas, this needs to stop. Columbus initiated the trans-Atlantic slave trade, in early February
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38th Mill Valley Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 8, 2015 by

The “if you see something, say something” mentality gets quietly reamed in Radu Muntean’s gripping Romanian drama “One Floor Below.”  Reporting a crime you have witnessed is one thing.  But in Muntean’s disconcerting scenario, what happens when all you have
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Court Unfairly Rejects Ellis Relocation Law

Posted October 7, 2015 by

For non-attorneys wondering how San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ronald Quidachay could have struck down San Francisco’s latest measure increasing Ellis Act relocation payments, the answer is simple: he used a legal standard that allows judges to throw out any
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Why GOP Will Go Rubio-Kasich in 2016

Posted October 6, 2015 by

The first Republican presidential primary is months away, but the outcome is now clearer. The GOP is heading for a Marco Rubio- John Kasich ticket.  It combines outsider and insider politics with candidates that can best help the GOP win
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Saint Dorothy Day?

Posted October 6, 2015 by Peter Dreier

In his speech to Congress, Pope Francis praised Dorothy Day — along with Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton — as one of four “representatives of the American people” whom he admired. Pope Francis was probably the
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