Politics Blog

Latest Jew

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By Sarah Phelan

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More Ed Jew fireworks

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By Sarah Phelan

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City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued a statement at about 7 PM tonight, concerning Sup. Jew's reply brief
to the Attorney General's in Quo Warranto Action--and Herrera sounded none too pleased. Read more »

Arnold's thin green veneer

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By Steven T. Jones
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest hypocritical move to undermine California's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions shouldn't surprise anyone. Read more »

Downtown's car obsession

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By Tim Redmond

So the developers and some businesses want to build more parking in San Francisco. We've seen this game before; in the past, the supervisors have been able to shoot it down, but now it may go before the voters. Read more »

Scooting Away with a Bang

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By Sarah Phelan

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George W. Bush clearly enjoys fireworks.
With a huge uproar going on over his July 2 decision to spare former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby a 30-month prison sentence, Bush is now stoking the flames by saying he won’t rule out a pardon.
Boom! Boom-boom-boom! Kapow, kapow, pow! Read more »

CCA: FULL STEAM AHEAD

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by Amanda Witherell

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This afternoon Mayor Gavin Newsom signed legislation permitting the city to move forward with its plan for Community Choice Aggregation. Read more »

Paris Hilton is not news

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By Tim Redmond

Holy shit -- watch Mika Brzezinski try to argue that on MSNBC and get treated rather shabbily by her male co-anchors.

There's fire, a shredder, a sniffing scene -- and a very good journalistic point. Don't miss it.

Fiona Ma and the cops

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By Tim Redmond

Thanks in part to a San Francisco legislator, a bill to reform police secrecy is dead in the water. SB 1019, by state Sen. Gloria Romero of Los Angeles, did in the Assembly Public Safety Committee when not a single committee member would move to consider the bill. Read more »

The Nation blasts SF Weekly's parent

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By Tim Redmond

Long, detailed article in the Nation this week by John Wiener on how sharply the LA Weekly has declined since Village Voice Media, the parent company of SF Weekly, took over.

It's exactly what a lot of us predicted: No more endorsements. No more progressive politics. No more reporting or commentary on the war in Iraq. Sad.

Who paid for Migden's billboards?

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By Tim Redmond

There's been a fair amount of flap over the big billboards featuring Carole Migden that appeared all over the Third Senate District around Pride weekend. The messages -- describing Miden as a leader and thanking her for her work -- don't include any statements identifying the donor who paid for them. Read more »