Patrick Murphy

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: A Talk with the Directors

    ​Documentary filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are lucky -- and they know who to thank. First, they acknowledge the sheer power of Sheila Nevins, HBO's documentary czar, who nudged them to look at the controversial Don't Ask, Don't Tell law. More importantly, they acknowledge the luck th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    'Truth' Takes Back Seat in Health Care Debate

    Yes, Virginia, she's infected -- with socialism! ​Health care, undoubtedly, is the subject du jour. We are in the midst of a crescendo of health care coverage so overpowering and unrelenting -- well, it could make you sick. But are we learning anything via the nonstop written and televised coverag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Borneo Under a Bad Sign: Is Island Paradise Doomed to be Slashed and Burned?

    Will biofuel and manufacturing transform jungle island into … Foster City? By Joe Eskenazi At a recent discussion on the imperiled South China Sea Island of Borneo, U.C. Berkeley biologist Steve Ruzin noted that the isle’s once-thriving ebony forests have now nearly vanished. Considering the ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2006

    Rent to Evict

    For years, many low-income renters called the building their home. That's until a developer, who told the government it would be affordable, raised the rents.

  • News

    December 22, 1999

    Broken Fix

    In a radical approach, San Francisco is making addiction a health issue rather than a law enforcement imperative. So far, though, treatment on demand has been a costly pipe dream.

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