America’s intelligence agencies released an assessment of the war in Iraq, painting a grim picture of a worsening situation in need of action. The report argues that a rapid pullout of the U.S. military would lead to more violence, according to the New York Times. Read more »
Editorial: Newsom's a mess - but the sex scandal isn't the real problem
02.02.07 - 8:01 pm |
OK: Let's all stop and take a deep breath.
Gavin Newsom did something almost unbelievably, incalculably stupid. He's in a lot of political and possibly legal trouble. But in the end, it was just an affair - yes, an affair with a subordinate, which is a real problem, but nobody's dead, he hasn't started a war, the city isn't about to collapse and the world will keep turning. Read more »
Who would have thought that the column with the letter from the guy who was contemputf8g gluing his dick shut to spare his wife contact with his precome would have garnered so much attention?
Mainly, I got suggestions for changing the flavor of semen (nobody but me seemed to notice that it was not semen but Cowper's gland fluid that was bugging them), most involving pineapple juice. Read more »
TECHSPLOITATION Complain about eBay all you like and I'm sure you have but the gigantic online auction site has done a few things right. The company has proven that you can create a community where strangers exchange large sums of money and most of the time nobody gets burned. It's all because of eBay's reputation system, the software that allows sellers and buyers to give each other feedback ratings. Read more »
OPINION Common wisdom says that Mayor Gavin Newsom has forever endeared himself to the LGBT community by issuing marriage licenses to queer couples shortly after coming into office in 2004. Even though a state court later declared those licenses invalid (the city is appealing), Newsom's popularity among queers doesn't appear to have diminished. Read more »
Burning Man founder Larry Harvey chooses the theme for each year's event such as 2002's the Floating World and last year's Hope and Fear but it usually doesn't have much impact on the basic character of the event. Read more »
EDITORIAL National parks are places where wildlife is preserved, saved, encouraged. The trend in parks these days is to expand the ecological mix; the National Park Service is actually trying to reintroduce wolves to Yellowstone. But as Amanda Witherell reported Jan. 17 ("Where Are the Chicks?"), that's not the case in San Francisco's Presidio National Park. At the Presidio a native species that was thriving not long ago the California quail is almost entirely gone. Read more »
EDITORIAL A few months ago Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spent more than $10 million trying to keep the public Sacramento Municipal Utility District from annexing a part of Yolo County, which would have cost PG&E 77,000 customers. Read more »