Politics

10 Mar 2020

We wanna send you and a friend to see Robert Reich in conversation with Astra Taylor!

Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, he has written fifteen books, including Aftershock, The Work of Nations, and Saving Capitalism. In The System, Reich shows how wealth and power have

illyannam 0
10 Mar 2020

Meet The Free, Public Hand-Washing Stations Popping Up Around SF

While the Trump administration stammers and golfs through the widening coronavirus outbreak, the city of San Francisco is offering a novel solution. Free and public hand washing stations have been placed on various street corners around San Francisco, like the one we saw above at Haight and Ashbury Streets, to

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
09 Mar 2020

The United States’ Sad History of Soft-Brain Presidential Campaigns

by Xan Holbrook As much as the world loves to pretend it doesn’t give a shit about the US election, it is the one event in world politics which draws the most deserved attention (I say deserved, as people ought to fret at least a little bit about whatever Caligula

Guest Writer 0
05 Mar 2020

Winners And Losers In The SF DCCC Race

They’re still counting ballots, but we know most of the winners in the SF Democratic County Central Committee elections, the nerdy but powerful behind-the-scenes elected Democratic body that an astonishing 56 people were running for this year. The race breaks San Francisco down into two districts, and in 2020, we

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
04 Mar 2020

Why Warren Needs to Stay in the Game

By Sunny Dell Here’s a hot take for you: Elizabeth Warren should not only not drop out of the race right now, she should stay in it until the bitter end. Let me preface this by saying that I like Bernie Sanders. I’m not afraid of democratic socialism and I

Guest Writer 0
04 Mar 2020

Fear and Loathing on the Rotting Democratic Campaign Trail

By Ian Firstenberg  Democratic rot gives way to a new breed of political monster. Hazy and loathsome lanyards lean into the liberatarian right.  The stench of corruption has wafted from Washington DC for years — certain people in the District are inextricably tied to the deepest parts of large financial

Guest Writer 0
02 Mar 2020

Invading Afghanistan Remains a Historically Bad Idea

by Xan Holbrook It’s approaching cliche among historians and history buffs to say that Afghanistan is unconquerable. However, its reputation as the toughest nut to crack in geo-politics – from the Parthian Empire until now – is not meritless. For most Americans, Afghanistan first permeated the national psyche during the

Guest Writer 0
27 Feb 2020

Satirical BART Ads Appear, Warn of Trump Re-Election

This week, some art activists papered BART cars with a satiracal ‘frontpage’, titled Trump Re-Elected by One Vote.  The unsanctioned ‘articles’ from the ‘Washington Toast‘, warn that a low voter turnout will lead to a Trump re-election, and perhaps the ‘death of Democracy’. On the bottom right corner of the

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0