Politics Blog

Healthy Saturdays gaining ground

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By Steven T. Jones
Environmentalists and alternative transportation activists are winning some key endorsements in the run up to next month's second annual Healthy Saturdays showdown. Read more »

MediaNews exec bails

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By G.W. Schulz

Just caught up with the scoop that young MediaNews executive Eric J. Grilly has resigned from the company to take over online operations for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers. Read more »

Canadians politely begin invasion of Bay Area

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By G.W. Schulz

Word arrived today that Transcontinental, the Canadian company hired by the San Francisco Chronicle to build a shiny, new billion-dollar press, has been scouting locations in the East Bay city of Fremont for the facility. Read more »

The weakly sunblock

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By Tim Redmond

Yeah, so the SF Weekly is taking a swipe at Kimo Crossman (and, naturally, at us) this week. Read more »

Bush at Jesus Camp

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By Tim Redmond

Now THIS is really scary.

Newsom's internal dialogue

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By Steven T. Jones
Nobody seems to be buying Gavin Newsom's line that the taxpayer-funded campaign events that he calls town hall meetings are actually a "substantive dialogue" with the community. Read more »

There's Something About Monica

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By Sarah Phelan

"Congress could try to force Monica Lewinsk--or Monica Goodling, rather--to testify...." NBC's Pete Williams tagging the Alberto Gonzales interview.
(You can't make this shit up.)

666 days until Bush is history

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By Sarah Phelan
When a friend gave me a Bush countdown clock, it was registering 1,111 days until Bush will be gone.
At first, I was excited. (You can see the seconds hand ticking away.)
The next day, I was pissed off. Read more »

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 »