Posts Tagged: politics

Super Bowl Politics

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Super Bowl Politics

Posted February 6, 2017 by

Trump Values Dominate the NFL No, the Patriots 34-28 Super Bowl win was not a victory for Donald Trump. I realize that many progressive saw the game in political terms. They were united against the Patriots due to the friendly
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Are SF’s Key Races Tightening?

The D5 race between London Breed and Dean Preston has been city's most substantive

Are SF’s Key Races Tightening?

Posted October 17, 2016 by

As absentee voting has begun and Election Day nears, some key San Francisco races may be tightening.  Unfortunately, the tightness of these contests have led to increasingly negative campaigning. This is particularly true in the D9 and D11 supervisor races
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SF Supes Races Missing Issues

The "Beast on Bryant" underscores confusion over what "pro-housing" means

SF Supes Races Missing Issues

Posted September 26, 2016 by

Voters in the upcoming San Francisco Supervisor elections face a hard task differentiating between candidates on the issues.  Instead of candidates promoting their positions on future key legislation, the races are about slogans. Candidates are vowing to “stand up to
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City Hall Plays Let’s Make a Deal

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City Hall Plays Let’s Make a Deal

Posted July 18, 2016 by

Among the best game shows of the 1960’s and 1970’s (and in syndication decades later) was Monty Hall’s Let’s Make a Deal. It worked like this: after a contestant was given a refrigerator, sofa or similar prize, Hall would entice
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SF Election Proposal Hurts Tenants

Avalos proposal for special elections ensures low voter turnout

SF Election Proposal Hurts Tenants

Posted January 5, 2016 by

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos recently announced a proposed charter amendment that would remove the mayor’s power to appoint supervisors. It’s a very bad idea. While it’s no surprise that Avalos wants to weaken Mayor Ed Lee’s power, this proposal
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SF Boosts Middle-Class Housing

Jane Kim's new 5M deal boosts middle-class

SF Boosts Middle-Class Housing

Posted November 13, 2015 by

When San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim negotiated a new deal with Forest City raising the affordability of its 5M project from 33% to 40%, the higher percentage dominated the news. Kim previously negotiated a 40% affordability deal with the SF
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Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

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Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

Posted November 2, 2015 by

It’s been a long election season in San Francisco. And without further ado, here are my predictions in the key races whose outcome is not clear. District Three In 2012, I wrote a story that described Aaron Peskin’s shift from
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Low Turnout Threatens SF Progressives

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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