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The Kindness of Strangers

John Ireland | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
John Ireland

I am sure the coming weeks will deliver many reports of the ugliness that is happening in this cultural shift. Those abusing the power of their positions as elected and appointed officials may claim moral high ground, but I expect they will quickly learn they are in the wrong profession.

Real Criminal Justice Reform Requires Listening to Those Most Commonly Impacted by Crime

Lenore Anderson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Lenore Anderson

Growing political unity on the Left and Right on the need for criminal justice reform is an important development. But if bipartisanship fails to incorporate the experiences and voices of those previously ignored, it won't lead to the breakthrough we need.

See How New Google-like Tool Empowers Advocacy Orgs

Sam Blakeslee | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Sam Blakeslee

Think of it as a searchable, sharable video engine for California government. It's like C-SPAN, Google, and Facebook for politics all rolled into one. Too often well-financed groups have the inside track in Sacramento for funding and policy. Thanks to students at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) at Cal Poly, this has changed.

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Should Run for President

Bill Katovsky | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

In May 2006, I wrote a column for Huffington Post entitled: "SF Mayor Gavin Newsom for President." I was half-joking then, but nearly nine years later, I am completely serious.

Carly Schwartz

Why California Is The 'Worst Of All Worlds' When It Comes To Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

California has the oldest and largest legal marijuana market in the country, bringing in $1.3 billion a year. It's also the least regulated, allowing ...

'Green News Report' - March 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Get out your popcorn - Climate change-denying Sen. Ted Cruz is runnin...

Mollie Reilly

Newsom Takes First Step Toward Running For California Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday that he is opening a committee to run for governor in 2018, taking his first...

While Jerry Brown Focuses On Term 4 Challenges, a Senate Race Starts to Shape Up

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win.

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Won't Seek Dem Nomination For Open Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

California's Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Facebook Monday that he won't seek the Democratic nomination in 2016 to succeed retiring Se...

Carly Schwartz

California's Leadership Headed For 'A Big Shakeup'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) announcement Thursday that she won't seek re-election when her term ends in 2016 will ignite a scramble among prominen...

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' Part 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Best Idea for 2014 was requiring police to wear body cameras. This idea was so good it actually cut across the lines of the protestors and the supporters of police. Many on both sides of that divide support the idea, for what boils down to the same reason: the camera doesn't lie.

Gavin Newsom Wins Another Term

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Gavin Newsom won another term as California Lieutenant Governor on Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Ron Nehring. Newsom was first elected ...

5 Things You Should Know About the California Election

Jessica Levinson | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Didn't think you were ever going to see the words "exciting" and "Secretary of State" or "State Controller" in the same sentence? Well, then you haven't really lived.

The Marriage Equality Express 2004

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

Ten years later in October 2014, nearly all the states on the caravan's itinerary -- California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, DC -- have marriage equality.

Paul Blumenthal

Crowdpac Helps Small Donors Find A Perfect Match In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Combining a unique data set with a nonpartisan outlook, a new organization called Crowdpac hopes to break out of the pack of political c...

Matt Ferner

Gavin Newsom Will Back 'The Right Initiative' On Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who has made no secret of his overall support for marijuana legalization, has now said he's prepared to campaign...

For At Least A Few Hours, California Has Its First Gay Governor

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

California has never elected a woman or LGBT individual as governor. But on Wednesday, one state politician will make history -- albeit for only a few...

Jon Ward

The Right's Strange New Hero: Gavin Newsom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is known to most of the nation as a pioneering advocate for marriage equality, having supported same-sex union...

Marriage Equality, But What About Divorce?

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I was with my wife for nearly 10 years before we were married the first time, we had two kids, and I never considered a prenuptial agreement, because I thought it would be forever.

Gavin Newsom Secures Primary Top Spot In Lt. Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom took the top spot in Tuesday's nonpartisan primary, according to the Associated Press. Newsom, a for...

Open Government: Building Trust and Civic Engagement

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.27.2014 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

Cities and states are now the driving force in a national movement to harness technology to share a wealth of government information and data. Many forward thinking local governments now provide effective tools to the public to make sense of all this data.

California Lt. Gov. Totally Schools His Boss On Legal Pot

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

During a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) made a strong departure from the marijuana p...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy Pi Day!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Setting a level for hypocrisy usually not so blatantly shown by Democrats, Senator Dianne Feinstein is hopping mad that the government spied on her computers. The irony is so thick you can spread it on toast.

California Democrats Back Marijuana Legalization In Party Platform

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

California Democrats have approved a party platform including a plank calling for marijuana legalization, marking a major shift for the state party. ...

LOOK: Happy 10th Anniversary To The Marriages That Started It All

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Oh, how far we’ve come. Ten years ago today, San Francisco issued the United States’ first same-sex marriage licenses -- a move then-mayor Gavi...