Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tag: Single-payer

Where’s the money for health care and saving the planet? Well, we clearly have it

With an unprecedented $2 trillion economic stabilization package at last finalized, and a flood of cash and credit emanating from the government to stem the dual crises of pandemic and...

Elizabeth Warren on war and peace

In the last few months Senator Elizabeth Warren has gained ground in public opinion polls tracking the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. In some states, she’s ahead...

Bernie Day at the state Dem Convention

Sunday was Bernie Sanders Day at the state Democratic Convention. Bernie supporters packed the area outside the convention hall. Bernie signs were everywhere when he took the stage. And his...

The reality about Nancy Pelosi …

When Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House in 2007, Washington news media started calling me. The right wing was going nuts; Pelosi, they said, was going to bring...

The big debate for governor was an embarrassing bust

I shouldn’t have expected much from the first statewide televised debate for governor. I got even less. The two Republicans – John Cox and Travis Allen – both sounded like...

Campaign trail: DCCC backs Leno and Kim

The Democratic County Central Committee Wednesday night voted to endorse Mark Leno and Sup. Jane Kim for mayor, leaving the third spot vacant after Sup. London Breed said she...

Only one candidate for governor wants real rent control

You wouldn’t expect much disagreement among four Democratic candidates for governor at a forum on reproductive rights hosted by NARAL, and tonight in San Francisco, we got what you...

Chiang wants to be governor, but is a bit vague on some key issues

State Treasurer John Chiang brought his campaign for governor to San Francisco today, and in front of a fairly modest media crowd accepted the endorsement of Sup. Norman Yee. Earlier,...

A letter from the Gavster

I don’t know why I am on the Gavin Newsom for Governor fundraising email list, but I am, and it’s kind of fun. Last week, he sent out a “survey,”...

Democrat who blocked single-payer gets big money from insurance industry

State Assembly Speaker Rendon, who is blocking single-payer health care in the state, has received more than $700,000 in campaign money from the insurance and health-care industry, an analysis...