CALPIRG, Allies Work to Boost Student Voter Turnout

Posted September 30, 2010 by Randy Shaw

A new poll finds young voters, many of whom cast their first votes for Barack Obama in 2008, are among the least enthusiastic of any constituency about voting in November. Considering that record high student turnout in November 2008 was
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If You Wanna Know About God, Ask an Atheist

Posted September 30, 2010 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

If you want to know something about your religion, don’t turn to the local clergy. The best person to ask is an atheist or agnostic. At least that’s the logical conclusion one can reach from the latest Pew Forum on
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The Trouble With Obama’s Rolling Stone Interview

Posted September 29, 2010 by Paul Hogarth

With five weeks left before the mid-term elections, Barack Obama sat down for a long must-read interview with Rolling Stone – the first time the President has done so for the magazine since winning the White House in 2008. The
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Media Falsely Places Sutter Street Shooting in Tenderloin

Posted September 29, 2010 by Randy Shaw

I have written many times about the Bay Area media’s insistence on placing violence in the Uptown Tenderloin that has actually occurred well outside the district. A particularly outrageous example occurred on September 27, when the San Francisco Chronicle, the
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Latinos Boosting Democratic Voter Enthusiasm

Posted September 28, 2010 by Randy Shaw

With polls showing Republican gains in November dependent on a depressed Democratic turnout, activists are focusing on mobilizing the Democratic base. Among the most dispirited Democratic constituencies has been Latinos, but the latest weekly tracking poll from Latino Decisions shows
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