by | Feb 17, 2020

Earlier this month, at a protest against a conservative community cleanup event in San Francisco, John Dennis, congressional challenger to Nancy Pelosi, attempted to engage with one of the protesters. In the video, which has since gone viral, Dennis approaches…

by | Feb 13, 2020

Sacramento If you’re ever walking around the Mid-Market area of downtown San Francisco and take your gaze off the ground (where you’re probably trying to navigate around homeless people’s poop piles), you’ll be stunned by a hulking, 18-story monstrosity that…

by | Nov 19, 2019

On October 20, 1981, the guys and gals of the Weather Underground finally did it. They at last carried out a criminal act that not only led directly to deaths but also landed at least some of them in prison….

by | Oct 8, 2019

The “progressive,” so to speak, vision of politics and public life envisions tighter and tighter government control over economic life, along with looser and looser controls over human behavior. I think you’d refer to the overall design as a paradox:…

by | Sep 22, 2019

Washington President Donald Trump is right about San Francisco. It is, as he said, “a total disaster” that needs to clean up its act. It’s a dystopian pit. It stinks. It feels dangerous. It isn’t clean. It is an expensive…

by | Jul 26, 2019

The San Francisco School Board recently confronted perhaps the greatest crisis in the city’s history. Forget fire, earthquake, fear of Japanese attack, and murder of the mayor by a disgruntled ex-city councilman. Washington High School sports an extensive mural of…

by | Jul 20, 2019

We shouldn’t visit the sins of parents on their children. In the Hebrew Bible God does it, to the “third and fourth generation,” but our Constitution rightly forbids “corruption of blood.” When children want to impose their parents’ dangerous views…

by | Jul 5, 2019

Sacramento San Francisco politicians and civic leaders love to think of themselves as cutting-edge free spirits who are so much more tolerant than the rubes found in America’s hinterlands. Hey, we have San Francisco values. We aren’t foolish Puritans when…

by | Jul 5, 2019

The San Francisco School Board last week authorized $600,000 in spending to destroy a mural depicting George Washington at a high school named for him. “It’s rude and disrespectful to people’s cultures,” a junior at the school told the San…

by | May 23, 2019

Sacramento I’ve always had mixed feelings about conservatives’ long-running disdain for San Francisco. They’re spot on about the city’s crazy progressive politics, extreme libertine attitudes (e.g., debating whether naked people should allowed in public places), and absurd regulatory and tax…

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