Gay Marriage Offers Lessons for Immigration Reform

Posted June 28, 2011 by Randy Shaw

Ultimately, New York enacted gay marriage because the issue became personal. Legislators previously opposed to gay marriage and key Republicans previously uninvolved both moved into the “yes” camp out of personal relationships with gay and lesbian family members. Grassroots activism
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The Dramatic Decade that Redefined San Francisco

Posted June 27, 2011 by Randy Shaw

No single decade decides a city’s future, but the years 1968-1978 likely changed the identity of San Francisco more than any ten year stretch in the preceding sixty years. That’s why Chris Carlsson and Lisa Ruth Elliott’s new book, Ten
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In California and New Jersey, EFCA Déjà Vu

Posted June 27, 2011 by Mike Elk

This year in Madison, Wisconsin, Democrats stood up for the right to collectively bargain. In fact, they actually fled the state in order to prevent Republicans from passing a bill virtually stripping the right from public-sector workers. As we saw
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San Francisco Crime Stats Omit Drug Arrests

Posted June 27, 2011 by Jonathan Nathan

San Franciscans will be pleased to note that, according to Crime Mapping, the software which the San Francisco Police Department uses to allow citizens to check up on localized crime data, not a single person was arrested on a drugs/narcotics-related
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