Obama is well on his way to becoming the most pro-labor president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt
By Dick Meister
(Dick Meister, former San Francisco Chronicle labor editor and labor reporter for KQED's TV's "Newsroom," has covered labor and politics for a half-century as a author, reporter, editor, and commentator.)
It¹s clear that Barack Obama is well on the way to becoming the most pro-labor president since Franklin D. Read more »
Maybe it's no coincidence that Groucho Marx was an American citizen
Here is Chris Patten's commentary on the Project Syndicate news series. Patten is a former EU Commissioner for External Relations, Chairman of the British Conservative Party, and was the last British Governor of Hong Kong. He is currently Chancellor of Oxford University and a member of the British House of Lords.
America’s Groucho Marxists
By Chris Patten
LONDON – Groucho Marx has always been my favorite Marxist. Read more »
EDITORIAL The San Francisco city planning director, John Rahaim, has kept a fairly low profile since taking over the troubled department in 2008. But some serious problems are starting to fester on his watch and if he and the planning commissioners don't clean up the mess, the supervisors need to step in.
Rahaim remains somewhat in the shadow of the former director, Dean Macris, who is responsible for some of the worst San Francisco development problems of the past three decades. Read more »
A timely primer on how to become moral leaders and successful adulterers at the same time. The first rule: Spend your own money.
By Jess Brownell
(Jess Brownell, the Voice of the Midwest, operates out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a freelance writer.)
Friend of mine dropped by, said he was out walking the other day and happened to pass a local hotel. Noticed a number of well-dressed men, most with a touch of grey at the temples, not all exactly good-looking, entering. Read more »
Here is our monthly installment of Joseph E. Stiglitz's Unconventional Economic Wisdom column from the Project Syndicate news series. Stiglitz is a professor of economics at Columbia University, and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, is co-author, with Linda Bilmes, of The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Costs of the Iraq Conflict.
Labor's message to its friends is clear: hold fast!
By Dick Meister
(Dick Meister, formerly labor editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and labor reporter for KQED/TV’s Newsroom, has covered labor and political issues for a half-century as a reporter, editor, author and commentator.)