There was controversy when Oakland announced that it would hire William Bratton -- former police chief in Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles -- to help improve the city's police department. For the most part, the controversy took two forms. Firstly, there was the issue that cash-strapped Oakla ... More >>
Will Ron Paul Supporters Follow?For all the love showered upon him by cannabis and hemp activists, Ron Paul was always going to be a bitter pill for liberals to swallow. On the surface, the straight-talking Texan sounded good for voters weary with mainstream party choices: The long-tenured Congressm ... More >>
Californians would have loved 2002 Mitt Romney. That guy was the bleeding heart who pushed universal health care in his state; the conservationist who would attack a coal plant by saying "I will not create jobs that kill people!"; a man who signed a Planned Parenthood candidate questionnaire affirmi ... More >>
Abortion has commandeered headlines of late with the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade last week and Saturday's pro-life rally -- for which many protesters bused into this pro-choice lair from more conservative California zip codes. But there is one story of anti-abortion zeal here in our own bac ... More >>
History's Answer: Yes By Peter Jamison Since Californians voted to enshrine discrimination against gay couples in their state constitution on Nov. 4, the varied strains of lamentation from San Francisco's chattering classes have risen to a choral swell. The success of Proposition 8, which banned s ... More >>
Debate moderator Gwen Ifill missed a few chances for tough followup questions. By Will Harper A lot of media critics are gushing over moderator Gwen Ifillâ€™s impartial performance at last nightâ€™s veep debate, but if you ask me, she blew it. I lost count how many times Sarah Palin dodged or i ... More >>
Evidently Snitch Matt Novak is obsessed with a no-hope libertarian from Texas running for president, as well as the conspiracy kooks who worship him. At least pro-lifer Ron Paul voted against going into Iraq, unlike Hillary and Barack. -d2 Happy B-Day Ron Paul! By Matt Novak Happy belated Birthday ... More >>
Cake offers straight women a comfortable woman-friendly place to be sexy. So why does it feel so retro?
Infiltrator goes to a teen abstinence educators' conference -- and gets laid!
Week of Wednesday, December1, 2004
Are you an apologist for Democratic Party aspirations? Do quiz, find out.
Happiness is a warm guitar
Who Still Wants to Be a Millionaire?; Bush Leads Prop. L by 337 Votes; Readers’ Freeway Comments
While feminists loudly celebrate the 25th anniversary of legalized abortion, quiet changes in the medical landscape make the procedure less and less available
Jo Carol Pierce on the gospel, Texas, and 157 boyfriends
For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights.