National Politics


Giants on Parade

Posted October 31, 2014 by

Today’s parade down Market Street honors the most surprising SF Giants team of the three recent World Series winners. Many teams claim that “nobody believed in us but ourselves,” but in the Giants case it was true. How does a
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The great, and now legendary, Madison Bumgarner

SF Giants Make History

Posted October 30, 2014 by

When Pablo Sandoval caught the third out making the Giants World Series champs, my first thought was “We are all so blessed to be San Francisco Giants fans.” Our team won its third World Series in five years with a
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Can Giants Defy History?

Posted October 29, 2014 by

Tonight, the San Francisco Giants seek to do something the franchise has never done: win a World Series Game 7. The Giants have plenty of experience losing game 7’s: 1912, 1924, 1962 and 2002. If I were the superstitious type,
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Giant Memories

Posted October 28, 2014 by Peter Dreier

The San Francisco Giants are once again in the World Series. I’ve been watching the games on TV, but I’m not rooting for them. As a kid, I was shattered when my team, the New York Giants, moved to the
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Registered nurse Briana Aguirre spoke out on Ebola

Nurse Briana Aquirre’s Courage on Ebola

Posted October 20, 2014 by Suzanne Gordon

On Friday October 17, The New York Times ran a story entitled “Controls Poor at Hospital, Nurse Says.”  It featured comments by a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the hospital that is now ground zero of concern
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Is the Term “Workforce Housing” Insulting?

Posted October 15, 2014 by

“Workforce housing” seems like a Mom and apple pie issue in San Francisco. Doesn’t everyone favor increased housing opportunities for the nurses, teachers, police officers, and similar professions that the term has come to represent? Yet Miriam Axel-Lute of the
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Omar Gonzalez

Vets Health Problems Go Beyond White House

Posted October 14, 2014 by Suzanne Gordon

Iraq war veteran Omar Gonzalez’ recent assault on the White House has led the press and pundits to focus on White House security failures, which, most recently has led to the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pearson. Sadly, there
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