Petraeus, Panetta Reflect Obama’s Support for Status Quo

Posted April 29, 2011 by Randy Shaw

President Obama’s announcement that C.I.A. director and longtime Washington insider Leon Panetta will become Secretary of Defense, replacing Robert Gates, and that General David Petraeus will take Mr. Panetta’s job at the C.I.A. reflects the type of appointments that could
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Bruce Raynor and the Problem of Labor Movement Royalty

Posted April 28, 2011 by Randy Shaw

Longtime labor leader Bruce Raynor was removed from the SEIU Executive Board this week, following allegations that he submitted $2,300 in false meal receipts. The charge seemed minimal in light of Raynor’s serving as an SEIU Executive Vice-President despite a
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Twenty Years on San Francisco’s Sixth Street

Posted April 27, 2011 by Randy Shaw

Twenty years ago, the Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) began construction of two artist live-work units at Sixth and Minna Streets, under the Sunnyside Hotel. The units were occupied to great public acclaim – the May 7, 1992 San Francisco Chronicle
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The Truth About the Birthplace of Obama’s Policies

Posted April 27, 2011 by Ezra Klein

EDITOR’S NOTE: Years ago, the playwright Tony Kushner said: “the terms of the national debate have subtly, insidiously shifted. What used to be called liberal is now called radical; what used to be called radical is now called insane. What
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