Warriors Will Repeat in 2016

Posted October 27, 2015 by

Tonight starts the NBA season and the beginning of the Golden State Warriors drive to repeat. Because Bay Area sports fans are accustomed to the Giants winning titles every other year, many may assume the Warriors cannot win again in
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Paul Wellstone: Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Legacy

Posted October 27, 2015 by Peter Dreier

The late Senator Paul Wellstone used to say that he represented the “Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.” Since Wellstone died in a plane crash 13 years ago (October 25, 2002), other activists and politicians—from the Occupy Wall Street, Raise
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SF Chronicle Wrong on Homelessness

Posted October 26, 2015 by

The San Francisco Chronicle’s October 25 front-page story, “S.F.’s homeless crisis: Can Ed Lee clean up streets,” set a new low for erroneous reporting on the issue. The story’s conclusions—that Mayor Lee has ignored the homeless problem, that homeless coordinator
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Berkeley Still Rejects Paid Sick Leave

Posted October 26, 2015 by Harry Brill

In a show of how removed current officials are with the city’s progressive legacy, a majority of the members of the Berkeley City Council have so far refused to legislate paid sick leave.  The Council should reconsider its position when
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Billionaires Can’t Teach Our Kids

Posted October 26, 2015 by Donald Cohen

Last month, the Los Angeles Times released a terrifying confidential roadmap for privatizing L.A.’s schools that was produced by billionaire Eli Broad. Broad plans to raise and spend $490 million to create enough privately operated charter schools to house half
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SF Moves to Keep Teachers in City

Posted October 23, 2015 by

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a plan on October 21 to address one of the city’s most vexing problems: how to keep teachers living in the city when they cannot afford rents on vacant apartments or the purchase price
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