Politics Blog

Meet the candidates: Lonnie Holmes

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Meet the candidates: Quintin Mecke

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

A nuclear lottery

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In today's New York Times Magazine, two smart writers, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt, make a really stupid mistake when they talk about nuclear power. Read more »

Why Women are for Obama

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By Sarah Phelan

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Photos by Charles Russo

Last week I witnessed presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s deliver a very powerful speech at the Women for Obama event in San Francisco. Read more »

Ed Jew For Wine and Food

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By Sarah Phelan

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OK, so "Ed Jew Legal Defense Fund For Wine and Food" probably isn't what Jew meant when his team sent out this pulp fictionesque style invite (pictured above,) but the wording sure makes it look that way.

As the info on the inside of the "Support Jew's speedy trial" envelope notes, City Law does not allow Supervisors to set up "legal defense funds" per se. Read more »

Newsom's gleeful purge

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When Ken Garcia and Robert Haaland agree that Mayor Gavin Newsom screwed up, it must really be true. Read more »

Democrats can end the war

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Photo from www.mindprod.com/politics/iraqwarpix.html

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) today published an excellent analysis of how the mainstream media and Democratic Party are falsely conveying a sense of official powerlessness to end the war in Iraq. Read more »

Project censored -- some new suggestions

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One of the bloggers at DailyKos linked to our Project Censored story, and the comments include a lot of other suggestions for stories that the mainstream media ignored. Check it out.

Six Years after 9/11, my son is off to Iraq

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By Sarah Phelan

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My son leaving Oakland Airport on his way to Iraq

Six years ago, when the first planes hit the World Trade Center, I never imagined that my son would end up being deployed to Iraq as part of Bush’s 2007 troop surge. I also never imagined that there was a connection between 9/11 and Iraq. Read more »

Get your "No more nukes" on

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photo courtesy of wolf.like.me on flickr

That’s right, break out the picket signs -- your favorite apocalypse is on the reprise. Irvine Rep. Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has introduced legislation to repeal the 31-year ban on new nuclear power plants and launched a ballot initiative. On Sept. Read more »