Politics

11 Apr 2019

Incompetence Keeps Salesforce Transit Center Closed Until Summer

The Salesforce Transit Center famously closed a month after it opened in August of 2018.  It was discovered that its support beams were cracking and that building was unsafe.  Fast forward 7 months, and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority is saying that the $2.2 billion transit hub will finally be

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11 Apr 2019

The Super Gay, Chick-fil-A, coming in San Jose

The restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, financially supports groups that oppose LGBTQ rights.  They are openly ‘Christian’, and openly gave $1.6 million to the ‘Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ which  discriminates against gay people.  That’s why it came as a surprise that they were able to build one of their Chick-fil-A’s, inside Mineta

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10 Apr 2019

Pete Buttigieg Just Might Be President Pete

Pete Buttigieg could actually win this thing. I will first say this is NOT an endorsement; this is purely observation. I hold judgment until I see how candidates perform on the debate stage – that’s where they go to thrive or die and I’m looking forward to the show. But

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02 Apr 2019

America’s Cultural Paradox

By Harvey Rifkin The election of Trump in 2016 was not only about greed-driven economics for the wealthiest of Republican Americans, but really about a great cultural divide perceived by many working-class Republican Americans. Trump has done little to prop up economic life for working-class Americans, his tax cut went

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26 Mar 2019

Kamala Harris Says She will Give Teachers a $13,500 raise

The Bay Area’s own Kamala Harris is making headlines today because of her plan to raise the average teacher’s salary in America by $13,500.  The former San Francisco District Attorney announced the plan at a rally in Houston, claiming she would make the largest-ever federal investment in educators’ pay if

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21 Mar 2019

Bernie’s Coming Back to San Francisco!

America’s favorite curmudgeon is coming back to San Francisco on March 24th.  I got to see Sanders speak a couple times at rallies in 2015/16, and I have to say, he was a genuine inspiration.  The platforms that newer, fresher-faced Democratic candidates stand on today, including Medicare for All, free

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20 Mar 2019

Be Butter than Devin Nunes

Oh, Devin Nunes… In the realm of today’s celebrity-driven Republican Party, Devin Nunes is like the bow-legged kid with headgear who will never fit in with the jocks and isn’t quite sharp enough in the cranial region to join the much cooler club of chess nerds. He’s a hardcore, Trump-loving

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17 Mar 2019

What the College Scams Show About White Privilege

Why the mention of Whiteness? Well, for us Black and Brown people we’ve seen these concepts and scenarios far too often. We know the stench of White privilege. It reeks. We know the masquerade of White mediocrity-as-excellence, we’ve been told we don’t work hard enough, and we’ve heard the preaching of bootstraps and hard work and merit. It’s a myth.

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