Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tag: Trumpism

SF’s economic recovery plan: Trumpism on the local level

It's all about governmental deregulation and public subsidy of private profit -- while ignoring the manifest needs of everyday people.

Wearing a mask is a political statement—that you care about community

Donald Trump has – no surprise – turned a basic public-health practice into a political issue, putting millions of lives at risk. Trump has consistently refused to wear a mask,...

Senate tumult reflects popular discontent with Yemen War

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT I'm on a low-budget book tour, sleeping in spare bedrooms and munching granola in the kitchens of progressives all along the East Coast. Many had felt beaten down...

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

The New American Oligarchy of Wealth and Privilege that seized control of the United States two years ago with the election of President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress...

A terrible week at the Supreme Court — and it could get even worse

It’s been a very bad week at the US Supreme Court – and it could get a whole lot worse. Justice Anthony Kennedy was the only person among the conservatives...

Alternative facts and the mayor’s housing plan

Mayor Ed Lee two weeks ago launched a new effort to bring about "affordable" housing opportunities for San Franciscans by proposing, as he did 18 months ago, that market-rate...

Defending us from Trumpism? Jerry Brown is no help

At the heart of the appeal of Trump's successful campaign message was (is) the accusation that the leadership of the Democratic party was (is) in the hands of people...

The Agenda, 2017: How SF can really fight Trumpism

Everyone at City Hall agrees that San Francisco should be the Anti-Trump City. We are mostly Democrats in this city, and other than the members of the Republican County...

The SF election: What happened?

 The 2016 election may well be a turning point in our national and local politics. The problem is that it’s unclear what direction the politics will take. At the national...

Corporate Democrats, nationally and at home

I am not an expert on national politics or the national Democratic Party. But I think at this point we ought to be able to agree on a few...