LA PAZ, BOLIVIA -- I've spent a lot of time in recent months pondering people power, both for my article on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War and in preparing for my trip to Bolivia, where since 2000 popular movements and direct action have ousted two presidents, thwarted water and natural gas privatization efforts, and brought former coca grower Evo Morales and his MAS (Movement Toward Socialism) Party to power.
Here in Bolivia, where everyone down to the poor street vendor Read more »
Word has just come down from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) that State Sen. Carole Migden and her campaign have agreed to pay $350,000 in fines for 89 different campaign finance violations.
Many the violations have to do with failures to itemize credit-card expenditures. Last July, Assemblymember Mark Leno, who is running against Migden, lodged a formal complaint about that spending.
But it appears that FPPC investigators found numerous other violations, above and beyond Leno’s allegations – including several improper transfers from old committees. Read more »
Does anyone really believe that Geraldine Ferraro was speaking only for herself, and not for the Clinton campaign, when she went after Barack Obama? Because I don’t.
I’ve been watching how the Clintons work for years. They do what it takes – sometimes, whatever it takes – to win. That doesn’t mean Hillary would be a terrible president, and if she wins the nomination, I will happily and proudly vote for her. Read more »
I had nothing to do with this, I swear. I don't even know who the "non partner track associate at Altweeklydeathwatch LLP" is. But there's a brilliant analysis of the Village Voice Media's grounds for appealing our court victory here.
The blog post goes through a recent SFW/VVM piece on the verdict and takes it apart, line by line. Read more »
Hundreds of people-- teachers, administrators, school staff, parents, children, union members, state and city officials-- gathered in front of the State Building at McAllister and Van Ness, to demand job security for educators and to put education at the top of California's priority list.
Governor Schwarzenegger's 2008-09 budget proposes a $4.8 billion cut in state education funds. Read more »