Millennials may not earn the title of “greatest generation,” but we have most certainly earned the moniker: “first generation.” We are the first to have every stage of our life upended by the powerful and modern mix of climate change, digitization, and globalization – let’s call this the connected world.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, many Irish (and Irish-for-a-day) celebrants will be out at pubs and restaurants throughout the City eager to enjoy the day’s festivities. A popular spot in the Sunset District becomes the epicenter of the “wearing of the green” festivities: the United Irish Cultural Center on 45th Avenue near Sloat Boulevard.
It reflects eloquently on City Hall corruption, now revealed not by our district attorney, city attorney or Ethics Commission, but by United States Attorney David Anderson, who elevated the notion of honest government in San Francisco at the cost to national taxpayers
The remedy for the Richmond’s retail woes requires two actions: (1) enumeration and (2) experimentation.
As the March 3 primary election looms large – or small, depending upon your outlook – my voting recommendations clamor (in my mind) for expression. It was once observed: “An election year is when a lot of politicians get free speech mixed up with cheap talk.”
While most people in the U.S. don’t have a positive association with rats, in Chinese symbolism, rats are considered a sign of wealth and surplus. So with the Chinese zodiac’s 2020 being the Year of the Rat, this year is expected to be the year for prosperity and new beginnings.
Confronted with a potential recall election, Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer has yet to confirm whether she’ll run for re-election. In the fog created by Fewer’s ambiguity, the supervisor and her team are greasing the wheels to let Fewer’s preferred successor ease into office.
There’s a new community-building tactic underway in Oklahoma City – conversations with strangers. It’s remarkably cheap, easily implementable and has anecdotal support for its effectiveness.
Although she has ended her fanciful campaign for president of the United States, the heuristic Kamala Harris remains a United States senator. As Savannah Blackwell, SFProgressive editor, wrote 15 years ago: “… by law, Harris should not even be the city’s district attorney.
By designing our city government to facilitate participation rather than political pandering, more residents will have a chance to add their unique and diverse perspectives to how our City governs, acts and plans.
Former President Herbert Hoover responded to a 1964 interview: “Honesty is not the exclusive property of any political party.” We don’t elect local officials in California on the basis of a political party, but Mr. Hoover’s answer applies federally with an incumbent president confronting certain articles of impeachment and a predictable U.S. Senate trial in January 2020 (Mr. Hoover’s opinion is undoubtedly irrelevant in California, which has only one political party, for all intents and purposes.)
As I write, local election results are unknown, including the sickening process of replacing the former district attorney who resigned last month to take his prosecutorial ignorance to Los Angeles County to oust a two-term incumbent,
The most important endorsement is district attorney, and I repeat my even stronger recommendation of Nancy H. Tung, Esq., for that position. The other three candidates show less than stirring dedication to enforcing criminal laws and respecting police officers who perform dangerous tasks in protecting society.
An anonymous wit declared: “Capital punishment is when the government taxes you to get capital so that it can go into business in competition with you and then taxes the profit on your business in order to pay its losses.”
Winston Churchill exclaimed: “I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” That surely applies to the latest information emanating from a so-called Bay Area transportation working group.