Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: New York Times

A displacement housing bill barely dies — but it will come back

Measure to turn any single-family lot into four units -- with zero affordable housing -- is the top of the Scott Wiener/Yimby agenda.

The most important political story of 2020 that nearly every campaign is ignoring

The very rich stole $50 trillion from the rest of us in the past 45 years. Why aren't we all outraged?

Raising the wage for tipped workers

'Waging Change' by Berkeley filmmaker Abby Ginzberg tracks the fight for better service industry pay, from 9/11 to #MeToo.

The New York Times fails on equitable cities

The New York Times has been hyping its America We Need series of stories, editorials, and events on future public policy, and the latest one was this afternoon. It...

A man, a plan, a documentary: ‘The Palindromists’

Palindromes read the same forward and back. We learn that in grade school. "Madam, I'm Adam." "A man. A plan. A canal. Panama." "Was it a cat I saw?"  San...

All Ears: Nubya Garcia’s debut album ‘Source’ is a family affair

Via her debut full-length record Source, the moment has arrived for those searching out an entry point to the root of 28-year-old London tenor sax player Nubya Garcia's inspiration....

Understanding the politics of Kamala Harris

Joe Biden was never going to pick Rep. Barbara Lee as his running mate. He’s not a left-progressive-democratic socialist, and never was. So Sen. Kamala Harris is no surprise;...

Trump’s desperate, last-ditch effort to hike tensions with Iran

During the past month, Iran has suffered a half-dozen explosions and fires at military and civilian sites. A bomb blew up near the Parchin missile base outside Tehran, Iran’s...

Rob Eshelman-HĂĄkansson, journalist and activist, dies at 47

Rob  Eshelman-Håkansson, a fearless journalist, former legislative aide to Matt Gonzalez, and organizer with the Housing Rights Committee, died July 15, 2020. He was 47 years old. It’s hard to...

Foreign Correspondent: Russian bounty story falls flat

On June 26, in a major front page story, The New York Times wrote that Russia paid a bounty to the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan last...