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Russia-Ukraine Conflict 101

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's possible to condense the incomprehensibly complex Russia/Ukraine conflict into one coherent hour, Matthew Rojansky can do it. Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute, and an expert on the region, proved that in a recent presentation at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club.

Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

We just found out that the Commonwealth Club of California - the "nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum" - plans to honor Chevron CEO John Watson as a "distinguished global citizen" who has "given back" to the global community.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/27/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.27.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Now's Sharron Angle's chance; they're also mad about the pastries; the funeral was very, very orderly; and Bill Gates would approve. Answers are below the quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/20/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.20.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

ISIS is on the march again; see what other ominous things are happening by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hi...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/13/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.13.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from archiving your personal emails and take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Not the Gomer Pyle ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.06.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

They're parcelling out the jobs and blame in our latest latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: It gave the country a new...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/20/15

John Zipperer | Posted 02.20.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Misbehavior by politicians is only one of the problems you'll see in our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Brian Wi...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/13/15

John Zipperer | Posted 02.13.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Find out how the Supreme Court is able to sit through speeches by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: ther...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 02.06.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from writing your congressional address and take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: He's glad he's ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/30/15

John Zipperer | Posted 01.30.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

There's more to this week than preparing for a big football game, as our latest Week to Week news quiz shows. Here are some random but real hints: In...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/23/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.25.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Find out the State of the News with our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Sneezy won't be making his usual appearan...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/16/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.18.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for the playoff games, spend some quality time on your couch taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real h...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/9/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.11.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's crisis to crisis this week; catch your breath by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Bavaria on the c...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/2/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.04.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Be informed in the new year by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/26/14: Special Year-End Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 02.25.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's time for gift-giving and year-end celebrations, so take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see who's giving what to whom.

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/19/14

John Zipperer | Posted 02.18.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you buy your tickets to Havana, try your hand at our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: I think he thought t...

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/12/14

John Zipperer | Posted 02.11.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from budget negotiations to try your hand at our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Who knew the pope'...

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/5/14

John Zipperer | Posted 02.04.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Even if you didn't get selected to be the new defense secretary, you can still do your part by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz and see what y...

Immigration: Three Families, Three Stories

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

There are those who argue that anyone who is in this country illegally should [not] receive benefits. That may, however, be an overly simplistic -- not to mention cruel and unusual -- answer to a very complex issue.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/28/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.28.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday; it's time for News Quiz Everyday, which doesn't make much sense, but take our latest Week to Week news quiz and it will help you make more sense of the world.

Being Grateful for Rain and Waterfronts

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 01.26.2015 | San Francisco
Fran Moreland Johns

There is something mystic about a waterfront on a dark day: an ethereal quiet hanging just below the clouds, the call of a gull who could be from another world, the scent of newness.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/21/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.21.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you turn off your mind and go into pre-Thanksgiving mode, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see what you know about the world. Here ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/14/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.14.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Defy congressional critics by exercising your own executive action and take our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/7/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.07.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Whether you were deflated or elated by Tuesday's election results, the news goes on. So see what's happening with our latest Week to Week news quiz. ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/31/14: Special Halloween Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 12.31.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

There are some scary things going on in the world this week, so we collected some of them in our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random...