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29 Dec 2020

$2,000 Stimulus Payments and Defense Spending at Stake in Senate Showdown

The Senate is in a showdown Tuesday over key pieces of legislation to support struggling Americans and the nation’s defense. The clock is ticking as Congress itches to go on recess and the current session nears its end — newly elected representatives will be sworn in Sunday, less the two

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15 Dec 2020

McConnell is a Monster Only Georgia Can Eradicate

By Sunny Dell Senate Majority Leader (and resident grim reaper) Mitch McConnell doesn’t deserve praise for finally acknowledging that Joe Biden is the president-elect. Stating the obvious after the Electoral College voted Monday, well over a month past the election, isn’t an act worthy of some brownie button. What he

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04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of the

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19 Aug 2020

A Recipe for Revolution When Government is Willing to Let Us Starve

By Sunny Dell People talk of revolution like they make New Year’s resolutions. They all sound so committed and serious at first, and then the idea fades away as the days tick by and inconvenience settles in. But what happens when it’s more inconvenient to not revolt, when we have

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05 Aug 2020

The Utterly Exhausting, Infuriating State of Covid-19

Life as we know it came to an abrupt halt across the Bay Area on March 17. At the time those sweeping shelter-in-place orders were issued, most people understood that the benefits far outweighed the inconveniences. After all, we didn’t want a repeat of the traumatizing scenes we’d just witnessed

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15 Jun 2020

There’s a New Clinic to Help Self-Employed Folks Apply for Unemployment

The economic collapse that happened as a result of the COVID pandemic has hit self-employed people especially hard. And the process of getting unemployment can be almost labyrinthine. That’s why I was excited to get a press release last week from the folks at the California Association for Micro Enterprise

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20 Apr 2020

Unemployment Benefits for Gig Workers & Self-Employed Delayed at Least 2 Weeks

Millions of gig workers, self-employed people, and independent contractors have lost their livelihoods due to this pandemic, yet they don’t qualify for traditional unemployment benefits because they don’t work traditional jobs. As someone who works for themselves and whose business has been decimated by this pandemic, I’ve been thirstily awaiting

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18 Sep 2019

Governor Signs Bill to Secure Rights for Many “Gig” Workers

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 Wednesday, which firms up what constitutes an independent contractor versus an employee and beginning in 2020, many workers will be reclassified according to the new rules. That’s music to the ears of many Uber and Lyft drivers who have been hard at work

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06 Dec 2017

When Not Finding a Job Makes You Feel Like a Loser

Being an adult is difficult. Paying for stuff is becoming increasingly difficult. Your job, if you’ve managed to find one, is a joke and you’re still broke. I might just be paraphrasing a line from the theme song to Friends, but it’s terrifyingly accurate if you’ve recently graduated college and

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