Politics

17 Oct 2019

What $50,000 Doesn’t Buy You in San Francisco

by Shayan Saalabi As I hurtled toward my college graduation earlier this year, I became consumed by a ceaseless anxiety. I would no longer be a “student” (an English major, no less, floating without aim from semester to semester) but a part of “the workforce.” You know, the unemployed part

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16 Oct 2019

East Bay Special Elections Voter Guide

It’s almost election-lite time in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Both counties will hold special elections Nov. 5 with very little to vote on, but local stuff matters in big ways and the measures in your area are worth having an opinion on. Here are the basics for each county

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15 Oct 2019

Warren Fools Facebook with Fake Ads, Increases Pressure on Zuck

In an episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, a high-ranking witch played by the inimitable Frances Conroy spits out some of the names of male leaders throughout history she always despised, like Attila the Hun and … Mark Zuckerberg.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren hasn’t gone quite as far as comparing the

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15 Oct 2019

The Hightest-Paid Tech CEO Is One of the Most Evil

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is climbing in the polls, due in part to her tendency to roll out plan after plan designed to make America a fundamentally fairer country to live in. As the Atlantic succinctly put it a couple years ago, America has “one small, predominantly white upper class that

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10 Oct 2019

The Areas & Times Effected by PG&E Power Outages & Why

If you do not have power this morning, it may be because a) you forgot to pay your bill or, b) you’re part of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Program.  Which seems a bit chaotic, but that’s mostly because PG&E isn’t taking any chances with causing any more wildfires.  They

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08 Oct 2019

The Ukraine Scandal Explained So Even Trump Supporters Can Understand

by Willem Frankfort Recently, the call for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump has been echoing through Capitol Hill. Most people I meet are stoked to see that glorified internet troll dethroned in disgrace, but, there is still about 30% of this country that can’t seem to understand all

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07 Oct 2019

Federal Judge Orders Trump to Untie Screaming Damsel From Train Tracks

A judge rejected the President’s argument that he was immune from “meddling do-gooders.” Monday, Oct 7 2019 – A federal Judge on Monday rejected a bold argument from President Trump that sitting Presidents are immune from investigations into their “dastardly deeds.”  Now, in addition to allowing the Manhattan District Attorney’s

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03 Oct 2019

The Careful, Calculated Ways Crisis Pregnancy Centers Hurt Women

by Kate Brunotts In May of this year, Alabama passed a bill gravely restricting reproductive rights coined The Human Life Protection Act. Under this law, any doctor who performs an abortion in cases outside of rape or incest is subject to Class A felony charges, equating to a prison sentence

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