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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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The Agenda: Tasers, cannabis, and homeless deaths…

The Zarate trial, and the history of the weapon that fired the fatal bullet that killed Kate Steinle, got me thinking about who gets...

Foreign Correspondent: Trump moves encourage Iranian hardliners

In Washington DC, Trump's moves against the Iran nuclear agreement are seen as getting tough on a dangerous enemy. In Iran, they are seen...

Zarate trial day two: Guns, accidents, and mental health

The issues in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate came further into focus today as defense lawyer Matt Gonzalez asked the jurors questions...

For seniors, eviction can be a death sentence

DIALOGUES FOR LIFE When I was studying to be a psychoanalyst, one of my teachers, Dr. Irma Birman, shared a recollection from her childhood...

59 dead. Hundreds maimed. And we still can’t get real gun control

The best analysis I’ve seen so far of the horrific killings in Las Vegas is from Adam Gopnik at The New Yorker, who notes: If...

Lessons from Stop the Draft Week 50 years ago

With great fanfare PBS is airing a 10-part series about the Vietnam War. Critics charge that under the guise of being even handed, series...

St. Luke’s won’t evict sub-acute patients ….

The Board of Supes celebrated a significant victory today when California Pacific Medical Center’s director, Dr. David Browner, announced that St. Luke’s hospital will...

Tears (and bubbly) for Bubbles

"Where are the snow cones! Where are the snow cones!" The chant rose over the crowd assembled Sunday evening on the corner of Larkin...

The Agenda: Tasers, traffic, and cannabis

The San Francisco Police Department hasn’t by any means given up on getting Tasers — apparently, Chief William Scott is a big fan of...

How to help homeless people during the heat wave

Yesterday, San Francisco broke an all-time high in temperature records and hit 106 degrees. It was hot, really hot—and it still is. The heat...