How the US Government Helps McDonald’s Sell Junk Food

Posted June 24, 2014 by Kiera Butler

The feds also helped bring you the Taco Bell Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla and several other fast-food gems (Via Mother Jones)   The USDA’s MyPlate program recommends going easy on fast food: “People who eat out more often, particularly at
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Making Sense of San Francisco Housing Policy

Posted June 23, 2014 by

If you are confused about San Francisco housing policy, you are not alone. After voters strongly approved a Housing Trust Fund (Prop C) in 2012, there seemed a consensus that developing strategies to create more affordable units was the city’s
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Tenants Must Build Power in Sacramento

Posted June 20, 2014 by Dean Preston

On June 18, Democratic Assembly Members Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) and Cheryl Brown (D- San Bernardino) teamed up with Republicans Brian Maienschein (R – San Diego) and Beth Gaines (R – Roseville) to defeat SB 1439 (Leno), a modest
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Who Won Iraq?

Posted June 20, 2014 by Tom Engelhardt

Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of Instability As Iraq was unraveling last week and the possible outlines of the first jihadist state in modern history were coming into view, I remembered this nugget from the summer
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Hiromi’s “Alive”

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara’s latest album, entitled “Alive”, marks the return of her Trio Project, featuring contra-bass guitarist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, last seen in San Francisco a few months ago at the SF Jazz Center. To Hiromi,
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TRIASSIC PARQ

Posted June 20, 2014 by

IT’S NUTTIER THAN A FRUIT CAKE We’re talkin’ about Rock music that is surprisingly shameless. When it gets going — this Cult zips along with R & B and wild Rock. At the very beginning – it’s shockingly bizzare. Well
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