Bruce Springsteen has done a lot in the last 20 years: toured for John Kerry, immortalized a horrific moment of police brutality in "American Skin (41 Shots)," and put his money where his mouth is as America's Poster Boy, with a big fat folk album enlisting a dozen sepia-toned authenticity arbite ... More >>
Hey Barry! Guess what my constituents haven't been Googling!In 2008, Barack Obama was the rising tide that buoyed all San Francisco ships -- at least the ones that floated a bit to the left. A massive turnout for "Hope" and "Change" -- 84 percent of a swollen turnout voted for Obama -- also led t ... More >>
A new push to change the law for same-sex binational couples. U.S. lawmakers reintroduced a bill Thursday that would allow gay Americans to sponsor their same-sex partner for a visa, just as straight married couples can. At the same time, Congress members wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric H ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • Uh, did you know that if you live in S.F., you can get a free spay or neuter at the SFSPCA for your dog or cat during the month of February? TRUE FACT. So if any of you are running around with companion animals ... More >>
Voting by race has made the city's political representation more Asian. It could be what puts 33-year-old Jane Kim on the board of supervisors.
If this election goes as poorly for the Democrats as everyone says it's going to you can lay odds that there is one population that will be blamed for the defeat: the GAYS. Yep, that's right. The gays are gonna screw this up for everyone -- again. The target on the gays was drawn thi ... More >>
Daniel KramerT. Boone PickensAs Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens hits San Francisco tonight in his ongoing tour promoting a curtailing of foreign oil imports and a bolstering of domestic clean energy (in which he is invested to the gills), a long, strange article about Pickens' long, strange trip h ... More >>
Finally, a reason to visit Sacramento By Joe Eskenazi After eight years of racking up some of the world’s best off-color, gay-themed double-entendres – and, incidentally, governing San Francisco – Supervisor Tom Ammiano tossed a few last one-liners to his adoring public before opting to lea ... More >>
Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez are looking to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. Early polling suggests they just might.
Political theater may preach to the converted, but it can still teach us something about the world
The secret deal worked out between SEIU bosses and nursing home owners denies union members the right to speak out, strike, or protect patients
Sir! No Sir! recounts the GIs who refused to ride the killing machine
Tycoons will pay to generate leftist ideas in voters' minds, but now they want to see results
Asking the Big Questions at a working-class Latino dive bar with chafing dishes full of beanie weenies
At the Arizona border, Infiltrator checks in with Americans who help the government look for illegal aliens
Nancy Pelosi's daughter explains how (but not why) running for prez became so miserable
SEIU lobbies for nursing home chains. Clint Reilly vs. Jack Davis, redux. Kerry raises money for Reilly's wife. Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous.
Why Democratic mayors must build America's cities by establishing an urban real estate cartel
Are you an apologist for Democratic Party aspirations? Do quiz, find out.
Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel
To close the budget deficit, Mayor Newsom should take on the fire union and SFO's bureaucrats before he closes a single rec center for a single hour
Ashlee-gate proves that George Bush's incompetence has corrupted our nation's pop singers
How to make the undecideds break for Kerry? Threaten to turn off Survivor and Friends reruns.
Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts.
In conversation with comedian Patton Oswalt and the original pianist for John Kerry's Electras
When a Texas Rangers reliever threw a chair at a fan, the response was outrage. But was the outrage overdone?
What will it take to make John Kerry mad enough to speak the plain truths that will win the election?
John Kerry's high school garage band tells all!
Perhaps the candidates running in the 2004 election could use some help selecting their campaign music
Films of the World, Unite!
The California service employees' union and the nursing home industry join forces to increase corporate profit, grow union membership, and sell out abused nursing home patients
Week of Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Piecing together a long night of drinking the old fashioned way: horribly
Should Dr. Al Cooper's fuzzy data and controversial subject stop him from becoming a media darling -- or getting a date?
Week of Wednesday, March 10, 2004
"Kucinich is, like, The normal laws of physics don't apply to me.'"
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