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Jane White


We Need More "Made in the USA" -- Hear That, Apple? Congress?

Jane White | Posted September 18, 2012

What is the future of work? Which party will prevail in not only lowering our unhealthy unemployment rate but ensuring that job growth will continue based on genuine prosperity and not the "bubble economics" such as the housing and internet bubble enabled by Bill Clinton?
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson


Zuckerberg, Chef Mina and Vegan Porcini Ragout

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted September 18, 2012

What do you get when you add the power and passion of a woman like Randi Zuckerberg (yes, the Facebook family) with the creativity and innovation of famed Chef Michael Mina?
Toshio Meronek


Want Real Safety? Try Jobs and Housing

Toshio Meronek | Posted September 19, 2012

In 2004, San Francisco banned the question "Have you ever been convicted by a court?" and its accompanying check box from government job applications. Now, a growing number of people are pushing for an expansion of these "Ban the Box."
Rick Ayers


Clashes in California's Fields

Rick Ayers | Posted September 18, 2012

Pick this book up to gain a deep and profound encounter with issues of social justice, of the economic crisis of today, of immigration and diversity, and of the age-old question activists must always ask, "What is to be done?"
Harvey Stein


RxCannabis: A Pocket History

Harvey Stein | Posted September 18, 2012

By 2012, 17 states have passed medical marijuana laws. Many activists say the best thing about the movement has been its success in showing that the side effects and addictive dangers of cannabis are no more serious, and probably less, than that of alcohol or cigarettes.
Barbra Streisand


Obama vs. Romney: A Clear Choice

Barbra Streisand | Posted September 18, 2012

Do we want to go backward with Mitt Romney or move forward with President Obama? On Tuesday, November 6th, the American people will have the power to make that choice.
Terry Connelly


Mr. Page, Take Down That Video!

Terry Connelly | Posted September 18, 2012

It is time for the CEO of Google, Larry Page, to recognize that the "film" called "The Innocence of Muslims" clearly falls outside YouTube's own standards against hate speech, and take down this posting immediately.
Tom Dalzell


Why Is San Francisco Trying to Outsource Green Investment to the "Dirtiest" Texas Corporation?

Tom Dalzell | Posted September 18, 2012

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote today on a contract with Shell Energy of Houston, Texas that would nearly double electricity costs for San Franciscans. Say what?
Lee Fisher


Summer Reading for Urban Leaders

Lee Fisher | Posted September 18, 2012

It may be a bit harder to get through multiple books now that the summer is ending, but for urban leaders, three recent books are worth reading even after Labor Day. Each offers some provocative insight about what's happening in American cities, why, and what we might do about it.