Tag Archives: Barack Obama

What just might happen if Obama loses in 2012

Less than four months from now, the mid-term elections will determine if the Democrats lose control of the Senate and their ability to set the national agenda. The November balloting will also lay the foundation for President Obama’s next two … Continue reading

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T/S Exclusive: Craigslist's Craig Newmark on newspapers, liberals, Mideast, and more

It’s 10 a.m. on a typical morning in San Francisco’s Cole Valley neighborhood. The fog that inundates this part of the city is beginning to lift, and the area’s denizens – 30-year-old hipsters, aging hippies, young parents, college students, and … Continue reading

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Money isn’t everything: A Top 10 list of rich people who tried to be elected

Almost $60 million. That’s how much Meg Whitman has committed so far — of her own money – to be California’s next governor. Whitman, who announced today that she’s lent herself another $20 million, can afford it. She’s a billionaire … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown, the once (and future?) Democratic savior, reaches anew for higher office

The last time Jerry Brown had a sustained national audience, it was the winter and spring of 1992, when he challenged Bill Clinton for the Democrats’ presidential nomination. Much has changed in those two decades, but Brown – a former … Continue reading

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Race in America: Does racism explain the ‘tenure shooting’ and Tea Party movement?

In November of 2008, a prime debate was whether the United States – with Barack Obama’s election – lived in a post-racial society. Fifteen months later, the answer is a resounding, “hell, no.” The proof: last week’s shooting in Alabama, … Continue reading

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Another bad sign for Democrats: Sarah Palin is popular in liberal San Francisco

In San Francisco, I haven’t seen too many bumper stickers saying “Palin for Prez in 2012,” but if you’re looking for a gauge of America’s current political temperature, look no farther than liberal San Francisco, where Sarah Palin – yes, … Continue reading

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On streets of Iran, art and graffiti are signs of social protest

Located next to a Tehran walkway, the stickers show images that are antithetical to Iran’s clerical regime. One shows a three-breasted woman in a bikini. Another shows a young man in a leather jacket holding a sign that says, “Peace.” … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods’ free-fall has a big silver lining

As my eight-year-old son and I navigated the checkout counter at a supermarket yesterday, he looked at the nearby magazines – including People (“Tiger In Trouble”), Us (“Yes, He Cheated”), and Star (“What Really Happened! Insider Tiger’s Troubled Marriage”) – … Continue reading

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The Economic Hitman returns — and this time, Obama is a target

That’s John Perkins on the cover his latest best-selling book. He’s hiding behind sunglasses and a dark suit, looking like a shadowy hitman — which he was. Perkins didn’t kill people. He bullied them with financial coercion, thus his nom … Continue reading

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Dear Republicans: Reagan would have applauded Obama’s Nobel

Nice to know that the Republicans’ most vocal pundits have retreated to the position they know best: Cynicism. Minutes after the Nobel Committee announced that President Obama had won its annual Peace Prize Award, a phalanx of conservative suits – … Continue reading

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