After the Boston Marathon bombing, communities across the nation are rethinking how to deal with events that draw massive crowds, such as San Francisco's Bay to Breakers race scheduled next month. As the Examiner notes this morning, San Francisco police and race organizers are already rolling out ... More >>
We don't want whatever it is you have Bay Area disaster planners need citizens to cooperate on Wednesday, not because there will be a disaster -- that we know of. They need you to participate in a test on a Web site created specifically to screen the masses just in case there is an anthrax attack ... More >>
Who knew? It turns out that plotting the destruction of the Great Satan may not have been the only thing that brought joy to recently deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden. The news wires are exploding with the revelation that a trove of porn was discovered in the al-Qaeda leader's Pakistan compound ... More >>
Aaaaand Scene!Yes, we finally achieved the seemingly impossible -- we killed Osama bin Laden!But what does that really mean for us?While Bay Area leaders issue statement after statement celebrating the death of the No. 1 terrorist, it also seems during this time of triumph that we have to worry a ... More >>
Move along folks; nothing to see here.This Thursday, ferry passengers will launch from the Larkspur Terminal unaware of the presence of a terrorist. He plans to set off an improvised firebomb -- and the crew will scramble to put out the fire and calm passengers. Soon afterward, Marin Army Reserv ... More >>
Libel Cost MoreA San Francisco appellate court has sided with a 73-year-old Sikh man who claims that a local newspaper libeled him when it published content linking him to incendiary terrorist remarks.Hardev Singh Grewal, an interpreter for the Alameda County Superior Court, can sue the Punjab Ti ... More >>
Yes, there has been lethal airport terrorism in San Francisco -- back when this ad wasn't nostalgicThursday's all-day hijack threat at San Francisco Airport, if nothing else, illustrated how little it takes to disrupt the nation's transportation system. You don't need guns. You don't need bombs. ... More >>
Nancy Pelosi says: Show me the money! Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi yesterday didn't quite manage to sidestep igniting a firestorm with Right Wing media types over the contentious plans to erect a mosque and Islamic Center not far from Ground Zero in Manhattan. Her vanilla answer about whethe ... More >>
A 17-year old is in police custody after he detonated a "homemade explosive device" behind a Menlo Park middle school on Wednesday night, according to police (via Bay City News).
Does everyone want to live in Marin? The Center For Investigative Reporting, the Berkeley nonprofit that recently formed a team of sleuths to take up where downsized California newspapermen and women left off, came out slugging earlier this month. It published a scintillating piece demonstrating ... More >>
Natural born AmericanThis summer, anti-Obama protesters have showed up at the president's town-hall addresses on health-care reform with signs pushing the "birther" conspiracy theory, which asserts that Obama's presidency is illegitimate since he was born abroad. Last weekend, White House "gree ... More >>
An e-mail promoting a festival of 9/11 Truther conspiracy theory films was sent today to perhaps hundreds of members of the Bay Area media by one of the city's most respected cinematic promoters, Karen Larsen of Larsen Associates. On the e-missive, a surprising number of respected B ... More >>
Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve.
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Voices From the Frontline
The War Within delivers a stunning portrait of a suicide bomber among us
A look at the appalling discrimination against Middle Eastern students countenanced by Bay Area public schools
In the age of terror, are the people who make fake identification documents for the Hispanic community noble public servants -- or national security risks?
Inside the Patriot Defenders Network, which is busy supporting our veterans, troops, and families, and respecting God, country, flag, and president
Michael Moore goes Bushwacking in Fahrenheit 9/11
Comics skewer our weird year
Boats brighten the bay
The Defense Department hires a New Economy futurist to help fight terror. Don't you feel safer already?
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore
Unless there's been a Newsom/Getty/bin Laden/Bush plot of some kind, how could voters support Care Not Cash?
Week of July 17, 2002
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After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Shop 'til you drop...dead; Maritime on the move
To show the value of pundits in the Terror Era, our columnist tells the CIA where bin Laden's been, President Bush where to go
On Sept. 11, the world needed superheroes. They found them not in comic books, but in real life.
The "patriotic" squelching of Bill Maher is a scary sign of an emerging groupthink
As we prepare to retaliate for last week's atrocities, let's take time to be sure of our targets
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