Politics Blog

Political priorities

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By Tim Redmond

I know, I know: everyone is obsessed with Elizabeth Edwards's cancer. But should that really be the lead of the Chronicle's story about a presidential candidate's visit to the Bay Area -- or might John Edwards actually have some policy positions to talk about?

Video shows why caging Wolf sucks

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By Sarah Phelan
Josh Wolf wasn’t the only person to film the July 8, 2005 G-8 protest. Nor was he the only person to be interviewed by the FBI. But he is the only person to be incarcerated for refusing to give up his video outtakes of the protest. This latter reality lends weight to Wolf’s suspicion that the reason the federal government jumped on the case is connected to the Bush administration's obsession with anarchists. Read more »

Housing poor people one press release at a time

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By G.W. Schulz

The mayor has threatened a few times now to do something about the city’s aging public housing stock, mostly via press release. Read more »

WHERE ARE THE DPT CARTS WHEN IT MATTERS?

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By G.W. Schulz

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Thanks to Guardian friend Lauren De Vine for catching this utterly hilarious photo of a cop van parked illegally in front of a hydrant near Atlas coffehouse in the Mission on Friday afternoon. No emergency, she told us. They were just gettin' some coffee, and perhaps a pastry or two. Read more »

TURKEY LEGS AND MATCHING SWEATSHIRTS: Hearst and MediaNews plan future after sordid tryst

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By G.W. Schulz

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So what’s going on with the Bay Area’s favorite media love affair these days? You know the one. Hearst and MediaNews met first in Houston two decades ago and engaged in a nefarious entanglement that made one of the nation's largest cities a single-daily town.

Since then, Hearst and MediaNews just can’t keep their hands off each other. Read more »

David Lazarus v. the blogosphere

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By Tim Redmond

I didn't say anything when David Lazarus first created a modest stir by suggesting that newspapers should charge money for online content. I figured the world of bloggers would have a field day with this, and I didn't want to pile on. Read more »

Another one bites the dust

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By Steven T. Read more »

Memorial for transgender woman

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By Tim Redmond

We still have no idea who killed a transgender woman whose body was found on Cesar Chavez and Indiana March 19. But these deaths are far too common, and the community is coming together to hold a memorial Friday night. Keep checking Leftinsf for more details.

California Sunshine

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by Amanda Witherell

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thanks for the photo, from "brighter than sunshine" on flickr

How awesome would it be if every time the Mayor's office violated the Sunshine Ordinance, which it's doing now, they got slapped with a fine or jail time like they do down in Read more »