The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothers is to move this country from a democratic society with a strong middle class to an oligarchic form of society in which the economic and political life of the nation are controlled by a handful of billionaire families.
In the age of social media and the transparency of everything, traditional sheltering and animal control models that essentially amount to population control by the sanctioned killing of homeless pets just do not stand up to scrutiny.
If California Assembly Member Mike Gatto has his way, cats who enter shelters without identification will be immediately taken from their families and given to for-profit companies, including potentially, companies who sell animals to research labs.
To celebrate this great dish, we've compiled the best burritos from sea to shining tin foil wrapper.
For so many of us, Easter is not just a religious holiday -- it is a personal celebration and re-commitment. How do we personally experience the resurrection? Every year, as I hear and say "He is risen," I remember that it's not just a theological affirmation, but something I need personally.
Unlike protests or even poisoned water and soil, earthquakes are shutting down fracking drills all over the world. And that's more "earth-shattering" than anything Harvard divestment or economic arguments can do.
Despite warnings and near-constant reminders, many governments and first-responder agencies haven't thought thoroughly about communicating with the public during a crisis. In fact, most haven't even written a crisis communications plan.
Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.
I see people unnecessarily using two tables when they really could condense down into one.
Not a bad idea at all, making one's own decisions. Unfortunately, it's not always easy today if those are health care decisions, especially if you're a woman, especially if you're poor, especially if you live in the many, many areas of the U.S. without access to a women's health clinic.
Although it is not described that way so much anymore, California may be a good indicator of what the US will look like in the next decades.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Pride Committee, under a new board, did the LGBT community proud by finally conferring one of our community's highest honors upon one of its most courageous individuals, Private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning.
It's possible that more events happen during the months of summer than during the rest of the year combined. There's something about the warm weather that makes people a little more adventurous and ready to let loose.
So, if you're casting about for something to do this Earth Day, why not take the bus, subway or train? And post photos of your Earth Day ride on Facebook and tweet them using hastags #transit and #EarthDay.
I chatted with Dr. Sweet about her work, her take on the Affordable Care Act, and her advice to those who seek self-discovery.
Edward Snowden now has a friend in high places. See who made or lost friends in the news by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.
To have any hope of modernizing our energy production and distribution, we urgently need to rethink the way that we approve infrastructure projects in America.
While much has been written and Hollywood movies made about the digital gold rush taking place in Silicon Valley, comparatively little has been said about the burgeoning number of people here who are living on the margins.