Politics Blog

The nightmare pastors

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I'm sorry to see Barack Obama's campaign in so much trouble over the latest comments of Rev. Wright, but you have to admit: This is a great argument for the separation of church and state. Read more »

Cancel Pelosi's vacation

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Petraeus: "The big green weenie that we are giving to the troopers after politely asking them to bend over with 'stop-loss' and 'involuntary extension' is about this big. And it's called the fifteenth month deployment."
(From the blog of Sgt. Adam Kokesh)

Here's a good idea: Cancel all leaves, vacation and family visits by member of Congress until the troops come home from Iraq. Read more »

Clinton needs to drop out

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Finally, the mainstream media is starting to do the math. As the Examiner reports today, Clinton would have to win something like 80 percent of the delegates after North Carolina and Indiana to go to the convention ahead of Barack Obama. Read more »

Spinning our wheels

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Newsom and me at a past Bike to Work Day.
While other U.S. cities pedal forward with smart policies to encouraging bicycling -- the cheapest, easiest and greenest of the transportation options besides walking -- San Francisco continues to lag as we move toward annual Bike to Work Day on May 15. Read more »

Pleading with Pelosi

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San Franciscans don’t easily let go of good or noble ideas, which is why we’ve long supported the impeachment of war criminals George W. Read more »

Lennar drops another million on June election

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They say money talks. So what does Lennar's latest campaign expenditures tell you?

One day after our latest article about Lennar’s plans to takeover the Bayview came out, the developer’s most recent campaign filings show that between March 18 and April 19, Lennar Homes spent another million dollars to influence the Battle for the Bayview.

To date, this an out-of-state developer has spent a total of $2.23 million to defeat Prop. Read more »

Governor delays moth spraying

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Photo by Peter Grigsby, Office of Governor Schwarzenegger.
After meeting with Sen. Carole Migden and other elected officials and activists concerned about the health implications of plans for aerial spraying designed to eradicate the crop-threatening light brown apple moth, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today delayed the spraying pending additional testing. Read more »

Annemarie Conroy lands on her feet ... again

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You might remember local political cog Annemarie Conroy from such films as The Career Hack and How to Get Inexplicably Bigger Job Titles in San Francisco Without Real Credentials. After disappearing for a while, she's back. Joe Russoniello, U.S. Read more »

Where Rainbow Grocery $ really goes

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Happy Earth Day everyone! Here's a little present for you to print out and hang on your fridge.

GOOD Magazine put together a very handy guide to the big bad corporations that have co-opted the natural food companies you know and love. It's sad, folks. Some, like the Odwalla-Coca Cola connection aren't breaking news, but man, I didn't know Dagoba was in bed with Hershey. Read more »

Green dreams

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As we celebrate Earth Day in this era of all things green, it's worth contemplating whether our enviro-guilt has gotten the better of our skepticism and critical thinking. Is "Green=Good" our sole metric these days, making us susceptible to self-serving spin from our politicians and corporations? After all, our Governator seems to have gone from bad to good simply by donning verdant armor and signing a landmark global warming measure that he long fought and watered down. Read more »