Could South Lead to Newsom’s Downfall?

Posted July 29, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

Gavin Newsom’s bid for Governor suffered a potential blow this week, with the exit of long-time campaign manager Eric Jaye. Under Jaye’s tutelage, the Newsom campaign cultivated the image of a “fresh face” to contrast with Jerry Brown – and
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Senator Leno Responds to Governor’s Line-Item Vetoes

Posted July 29, 2009 by State Sen. Mark Leno

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Mark Leno released a statement today in reaction to the Governor’s line item vetoes and the signing of the 2009-10 budget revision bills: “It’s bad faith on the part of Republican legislators to negotiate a set
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“I Heard That”: Harvard Professor Rites of Passage

Posted July 29, 2009 by Rochelle Metcalfe

BLACK FOLKS are stirred up over the SHOCKING ARREST of Harvard Professor DR. HENRY LOUIS GATES, Jr., one of the nation’s most prominent African American scholars in the Country! Historian and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African
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“Rachel” — A Documentary

Posted July 29, 2009 by Ralph Stone

I saw and recommend “Rachel,” a documentary shown on Saturday at the Jewish Film Festival. It will be shown again at the Roda Theatre in Berkeley on August 4th. The documentary is about a 2003 incident where Rachel Corrie, a
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Explaining the Media’s Anti-Obama Bias

Posted July 28, 2009 by Randy Shaw

A front-page story in the July 24 New York Times (“For Public, Obama Didn’t Fill in Health Blanks”) describes how Craig Brown, a 36-year old father of four, got increasingly agitated as he watched President Obama’s July 22 press conference
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