Politics Blog

Obama v. McCain: How much will you pay in taxes?

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Barack Obama says 95% of Americans will get a tax cut if he's elected. McCain says ... well, whatever he's saying that day or week. But what does it all mean for you? Read more »

The Right Palin

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Get your Friday funnies on with Monty Python's Michael Palin clip about why McCain chose the wrong Palin.

SEIU - Why it matters

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September 26 and 27 should be eventful days at the San Mateo County Event Center. A place there called Fiesta Hall will probably be very loud, but not be very festive. Thousands of United Healthcare Workers (UHW) union members plan to protest hearings on whether to remove their leadership for allegedly misappropriating dues money.

People not involved with or knowledgeable of union activity might not think this is a big deal, but trust me - it is. Read more »

Time to challenge conservatism

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Wake up, America!!!

By Steven T. Read more »

Bean Bigger than City Hall

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I love how the beans outside City Hall obscure the surrounding buildings, if you get up close and personal.

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The same can be said for corn.

Last chance to comment on Shipyard's Parcel B

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Wondering what's going on with the much promised clean up of Hunters Point Shipyard? Read on.

Aerial photographs of the Hunters Point Shipyard of yore (see above) are super cool. Read more »

Everybody loves Cake

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By Steven T. Jones

The campaign backing SF's Prop. H, the Clean Energy Act, was always destined to be hopelessly outspent by Pacific Gas & Electric, which always dumps millions of your ratepayer dollars into fighting initiatives that could cut into the company's profits. Read more »

Holy Smokes, McCain "suspends campaign"!

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McCain is right that the country is facing a historic economic crisis, but canceling his debate with Obama on Friday?
He says it's time for both parties to come together to solve the economic crisis, but it sounds like he has cold feet.

Don't know about you, but I was figuring that the debate would be a chance for the candidates to tell us more about their thoughts on the issue, at a time when the American public desperately needs insights and guidance.

Obama is reported to still want to hold the debate, and a stat Read more »

San Francisco's 14 billionaires

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The new Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans is out, and San Francisco seems to be doing just fine, thank you. Read more »

Bill McKibben and Cake step it up for Prop H

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by Amanda Witherell

Bill McKibben has sent us a message supporting Prop H. Read more »