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06 Nov 2019

East Bay Election Results Show Love for Schools, Parks

Voting out in the East Bay was far more limited than the big race, alphabet soup that was San Francisco Tuesday, but we’ve been keeping an eye on some key measures in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. You can check our endorsements against the results and to see

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06 Nov 2019

The Post-Election State of San Francisco

It’s the morning after Election Day and the hangover may not be as painful as is felt in presidential years, but the municipal stuff matters and sometimes come with hefty benefits and consequences for our day-to-day lives. Let’s take a look at how things shook out in some key races

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30 Oct 2019

Twitter Bans Political Ads, So When Will They Ban Trump?

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO and that first “friend” you didn’t really ask for, announced Wednesday that as of November the social media platform will no longer accept political ads that “advocate for or against legislative issues of national importance.” Dorsey said in a tweet (of course): “We believe political message

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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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02 Oct 2019

Ignorance is Destroying Us: Defining Treason, Coup, First Amendment and Bias

EDITORIAL One deeply concerning issue, completely unrelated to Trump, has bubbled to the top of the last few years’ toxic stew: the sad state of our education system. To some degree, historically heavy terms are often improperly thrown around with pointed intention, the point being to stir emotion. The collective

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25 Sep 2019

How to Stay Sane and Find Hope in Trump’s Gaslit America

It’s been a crazy 24 hours. It’s been a crazy few years. Crazy being the operative word. The plight of Americans and those around the world watching this spectacle is in keeping a firm grasp on reality under a constant threat of deception that intentionally challenges our sanity. Experts have

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11 Sep 2019

Oakland Councilmember Wants to Rid Police Commission of Political Influence

Voters decided less than four years ago to establish an independent Oakland Police Commission as an extra level of oversight on the police department, which would have had some teeth if allowed to do the job they were sent in to do. With the overwhelming passage of Measure LL, the

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09 Apr 2019

Can I Be A Feminist and Still Support Joe Biden?

By Rachel Fogletto When I first saw the images of Joe Biden suggestively hugging and touching the shoulders of women my thoughts were conflicted. Is this real? It could be. Where is it going? Why have I never seen this before? Am I wrong? I knew enough about the internet

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