Politics Blog

The end of the Blue Angels

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By Tim Redmond

I know the show is cool (even though I'm never chosen as the journalist who gets to fly in one of the planes). And I hate to be a killjoy or anything. Read more »

NYC throws down the green gauntlet

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By Steven T. Jones
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (who happens to be a Republican) yesterday unveiled a bold plan to have his city become the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable big city in the country.
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C'mon, San Francisco, are we going to take that? Read more »

Can we stop media monopoly?

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(chart from dailykos.com)

By Tim Redmond

With Clint Reilly's case against the Bay Area's newspaper barons heading for a trial that will start April 30, it's interesting to note that there's actually a bill in Congress to limit media ownership.

I suspect this isn't going anywhere soon -- the Read more »

SPEAKING OF THE MAYOR....

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Check out these threads...

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MORE RENEWABLE THAN YOU

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by Amanda Witherell

Oakland is destroying us at the green game. All told, California is doing pretty well though, thanks to AB 32, but keep an eye on Oregon. Portland's shooting for 100 percent renewable by 2010. How's our evergreen Gavin going to compete with that? Read more »

The power of press pressure

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By Steven T. Jones

The power of the press can be overstated. Over two decades in this business, I've written many good words about too many bad situations and watched nothing change. So it's nice to know that a couple drums that I've beaten recently have been heard and heeded by the powers-that-be. Read more »

Better health care at half the cost

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By Tim Redmond

Just as a universal health care bill by State Senator Sheila Kuehl heads to the floor of the Senate, a fascinating new study shows that Canadians get health care just as good as United States citizens get -- at half the cost.

Halloween on the Parking Lot (Pier)

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By Sarah Phelan

When Mayor Gavin Newsom and Sup. Bevan Dufty announced that they are thinking of holding Halloween at Pier 30-32 I was like, Pier Where? I walk along the Embarcadero on my way to work pretty much every day and I’ve never noticed a Pier 30 or a Pier 32, come to think of it. Today, I discovered why I couldn’t recall this elusive piece of pierdom: It’s actually a giant friggin' parking lot. Read more »

CALIFORNIA'S COLLEGIATE FUNNY MONEY CONTINUES: How City College simply flipped your cash bills for a ballot-measure jackpot

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By G.W. Schulz

It must suck to be a celebrity reporter for the Chronicle and have your stories buried on page B9. Read more »

Attack of the crazed bloggers

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By Tim Redmond

Wow, this is special. Two bloggers from The Mayor and the Hair -- a sort of deranged pro-Newsom blog -- showed up at a bar where some local bloggers were meeting to dump drinks on one of the hosts of GavinSucks.com.

Everyone is having fun with it. Read more »