Ending San Francisco Condo Lottery Is Jobs Killer

Posted January 31, 2012 by Randy Shaw

Real estate speculators are making an all-out effort to eliminate San Francisco’s 30-year old law restricting condo conversions. Their plan would allow unlimited condo conversions for a $10,000-15,000 fee, an amount which barely covers 10% of the cost of building
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AFSCME, Others Endorse Millionaire’s Tax

Posted January 31, 2012 by Restoring California

SACRAMENTO, CA – Restoring California, the coalition of educators and community leaders sponsoring the Millionaires Tax initiative for the November ballot, announced it has attracted new support from organizations representing clergy and laity, 10,000 community college faculty and 25,000 public
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Gingrich vs. Romney: Who Should Progressives Root For?

Posted January 30, 2012 by Paul Hogarth

For a partisan Democrat whose only concern is the re-election of President Obama, the choice is clear: Newt Gingrich would make a far weaker Republican opponent than Mitt Romney. But for progressives with an eye on the long haul, it’s
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Generals Still in Charge: Tough Days Ahead in Egypt

Posted January 30, 2012 by Carl Finamore

CAIRO—The most populated country in the Arab world took the day off on Wednesday, January 25. Tahrir Square was overloaded with people stretching and squeezing into every nook and cranny on adjacent streets, storefront alcoves and building doorways. Still, thousands
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Dispatch from Sundance / Slamdance 2012 (Part 1)

Posted January 30, 2012 by Peter Wong

SLAMDANCE Slamdance kicks off its 18th festival at Park City, Utah, with Natalie Neal’s short film “Rose and Sophia.” The titular characters are two adolescent girls living in Nowheresville, Suburbia. The film is less a plot-driven piece than a set
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