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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 11.04.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

Which Party Will Grab the Mantle of Transparency?

David K. Rehr | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Of course, the losers for the lack of forward-looking ideas are the American people. They put their confidence in government to solve problems at reasonable costs and help improve the quality of their lives. But neither is occurring.

Controversial Hillary Cover of TIME Illuminates Sexism in the Media

Marianne Schnall | Posted 03.22.2014 | Women
Marianne Schnall

This cover is a potent visualization of some of the concerning cultural obstacles and stereotypes that continue to hold back women and girls from positions of power.

Political Predictions for California and the Bay Area in 2014

Randy Shaw | Posted 03.09.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

In 2014, California ballot initiatives could boost progressive change and the June and November ballots feature intriguing races for state offices. The most important San Francisco campaign is legislative, as a broad coalition is assembled to get Sacramento to amend the Ellis Act to stop speculative evictions in the city.

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?: Sheryl Sandberg, Nancy Pelosi, Olympia Snowe and Others Weigh In

Marianne Schnall | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

Many other nations have elected women presidents so why not the U.S.? What will it take to chart the conditions to achieve that milestone?

The Abortion Wars: Men Who Trust Women

Steve Heilig | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Steve Heilig

Most men are pro-choice to varying degrees, but unlike the anti-choice activists, are relatively quiet about that. Perhaps that can change a bit.

Kathleen Miles

California May Legalize Pot Very Soon | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Californians support legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana in the state, according to a Tulchin R...

Newsom Explains Carbon Tax for Dummies

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 09.17.2013 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Gavin Newsom<, Lt. Governor of California and new father, explains why the U.S. needs a national carbon tax. Newsom shared his views on climate change, oil companies and his dream of being Governor of California one day.

Big Data: Making Cities Smarter

Phil Simon | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

As I wrote in Too Big To Ignore, Big Data is leading a revolution of sorts. Like any new technology in an era of social media, education and communica...

Witnessing History, With Children

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Even while I'm reassuring my son this is a win, doubt whispers, "Really? This is it? What's the catch?" My marriage rights have been toyed with so many times over the past nine years, it's hard to believe someone won't pop up yelling, "Ha! Just kidding!" and send us back to the ballot box to start the fight again.

Tom Friedman: Five Ways To Thrive In A Hyperconnected World

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 08.26.2013 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Fresh Dialogues attended the New York Times Global Forum last week, where Tom Friedman assembled some of his favorite columnists, colleagues and CEOs to share their wit and wisdom about the brave new world of hyperconnectivity.

An Open Letter to CA Governor Jerry Brown. Please Help Stop the Killing of the Petaluma Swallows by CalTrans

Maggie Sergio | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

I am making a personal appeal to you on behalf of over 200 federally protected birds (Cliff Swallows) that have been killed by CalTrans since early April of this year.