What are Those Boxes Under MUNI Seats For?
Ever wonder why there’s a metal box in the way when you try to tuck your feet under your seat? It’s the one beneath those side-facing, longitudinal seats. There’s a window on the front-right panel, a gauge to assess the volume of its content from outside. When I find myself
Elon Musk Buys Twitter, Immediately Fires CEO
Elon Musk has officially taken over Twitter. Musk paid for the San Francisco-based social media company just one day before the deadline to complete the $44 billion deal or face a lengthy battle in court. His first act was to fire several top executives including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned
Four Reasons Not To Celebrate the Fourth of July
The Fourth of July supposedly symbolizes freedom. It means liberty, self-governance. Independence from tyranny. July 4th is supposed to be fun, because living in America was supposed to be fun. The ruling fathers wove opulence into the foundational documents of this nation. They killed and enslaved for extravagant wealth, for
How to Talk About Vaccines with Your Anti-Vaxxer Family & Friends
There’s plenty to discuss over turkey and cranberry sauce this year, which makes this an important time to be the voice of reason amidst a sea of misinformation. Here’s how you can do that.
At Least Two Bay Area Residents Took Part in Capitol Riot Mob
It was an emotional first day of hearings in the House Select Committee investigation of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection. Four officers who were subject to extreme violence from a mob of Trump supporters in defense of the Capitol and the legislators inside testified to the select committee Tuesday.
NAACP Lawsuit Ties Trump and Giuliani to Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in Capitol Attack
Former President Donald Trump escaped Senate conviction last week, but he may not be so lucky in a real court of law. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the NAACP will be the first to test that theory. Joined by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein
Trump Team Resorts to Threats in Impeachment Defense
“Remember this day forever!” The Senate convened Tuesday to try former President Donald Trump for his incitement of a violent insurrection that ultimately resulted in seven deaths, countless injuries and devastating damage to the U.S. Capitol, both to the building and democratic principles it was built to uphold. Neither side
Trump Pardons Were Mixed Bag of Accidental Good, Intentional Bad and Absolute Absurdity
By Ian Firstenberg During his term, former President Donald Trump pardoned 89 people and commuted 117 sentences. The volume and late-stage flurry is thoroughly average compared to past presidents. Some of Trump’s pardons are distinctly more political, like the four Blackwater guards convicted for murdering Iraqi citizens, while some are