San Francisco Politics 2020: The Year in Review

Posted December 15, 2020 by

A Year of Conflict and Division San Francisco had a tough 2020. A local economy built on tourism saw its hotels, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues entirely closed down or restricted. Nevertheless, the political world —-public hearings, meetings of elected
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“The Dissident”–Review

Posted December 15, 2020 by

Let’s play a word and phrase association game.  The subject is Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud popularly known to the world as “MBS.”  Of course, “Crown Prince” and “Saudi Arabia” immediately come to mind.  The words “ambitious,” “powerful”
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Mayor Breed’s Challenging Year

Posted December 8, 2020 by

Mayor Often Foregoes Stakeholder Input 2020 has been terrible for America’s big city mayors. Cutbacks in public transit, restaurant and bar closures, huge numbers out of work and out of money—mayors bear the brunt of public anger over Trump and
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Were Feds After Former Mayor Lee?

Posted December 8, 2020 by

Walter Wong and City Hall “Corruption” According to Phil Matier’s December 6 SF Chronicle story, if former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee were alive “he would be deep in the U.S. attorney’s investigation into corruption at City Hall.” Matier bases
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