National Politics

Giant Memories

Posted October 28, 2014 by Peter Dreier

The San Francisco Giants are once again in the World Series. I’ve been watching the games on TV, but I’m not rooting for them. As a kid, I was shattered when my team, the New York Giants, moved to the
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Nurse Briana Aquirre’s Courage on Ebola

Posted October 20, 2014 by Suzanne Gordon

On Friday October 17, The New York Times ran a story entitled “Controls Poor at Hospital, Nurse Says.”  It featured comments by a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the hospital that is now ground zero of concern
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Is the Term “Workforce Housing” Insulting?

Posted October 15, 2014 by

“Workforce housing” seems like a Mom and apple pie issue in San Francisco. Doesn’t everyone favor increased housing opportunities for the nurses, teachers, police officers, and similar professions that the term has come to represent? Yet Miriam Axel-Lute of the
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Vets Health Problems Go Beyond White House

Posted October 14, 2014 by Suzanne Gordon

Iraq war veteran Omar Gonzalez’ recent assault on the White House has led the press and pundits to focus on White House security failures, which, most recently has led to the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pearson. Sadly, there
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Homeland Glorifies the CIA

Posted October 7, 2014 by

The fourth season of Claire Danes’ hit show Homeland premiered Sunday night, but I wasn’t watching. Its glorification of the CIA has crossed a line, and I  can no longer view the show as pure entertainment. Homeland uses a hip,
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Chipotle’s Hypocrisy

Posted October 2, 2014 by Wayne Hsiung

In the annals of corporate audacity, there are few companies with the boastful verve of Chipotle Mexican Grill. The company is one of the largest fast food chains in the world, with a market capitalization of over $20 billion, and
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