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Michael Yaki

Tom Perkins Needs a Serious Lesson in History -- and the American Dream

Michael Yaki | Posted 03.30.2014 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

Perkins should be smart enough to know that comparing anyone to the Nazis is one of the third rails of American political discourse. To compare it to the Occupy movement or a few zealous activists is more than a stretch.

San Francisco International - Harvey Milk Airport? Why Not, Indeed!

Michael Yaki | Posted 03.18.2013 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

What better way to remind and educate the world of the historic life and times of Harvey Milk than at one of the great crossroads of the world, our own international airport?

New Black Panthers: Coates' Testimony a "Bombshell" -- Of the Self-Exploding Kind

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The lawsuit on the Panthers was a rush to judgment -- filed long before it was ripe, before a full investigation was completed, and contrary to longstanding practices whether the defendants be black or white.

Quran Burning: Reprehensible, but an Opportunity to Explain and Defend America

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

This is an opportunity to explain to a world that has too many people ignorant of how American democracy really works, or suspicious of America in general, that freedom is a complicated and wonderful and yes, sometimes frustrating thing.

Race-baiter Glenn Beck Wants to Hijack -- I Mean "Reclaim" -- the Civil Rights Movement?

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

I had tried to give Glenn Beck the benefit of the doubt. That the scheduling of his "rally" called "Restoring Honor" on the steps of the Lincoln Memo...

McCollum's "Arizona" Strategy: Write a worse anti-immigrant bill for Florida

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, in a calculated and desperate political move for the GOP Gubernatorial nomination, has decided to introduce an...

Jennifer Aniston, Murphy Brown and Single Motherhood: Is O'Reilly the New Quayle?

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Yaki

What synapse snapped in the loofah-scrubbed mind of Bill O'Reilly to take to task one of America's sweethearts, Jennifer Aniston, for her simple statement in support of the possibilities of single motherhood?

All bets off: "Star" Witness in New Black Panther Investigation Falters

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights -- scratch that -- the right-wing majority of the Commission -- investigation into the so-called New Black Panther...

Panthers, Sherrod, Oh My!: The GOP Race-Bait Strategy

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The right-wing and their Republican GOP strategist allies have never washed the taste of defeat from their mouths over their inability to whack then-candidate Obama with Rev. Wright and ACORN.

GOP and New Black Panthers: Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The Civil Rights Commission has become the attack dog lackey of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party, and it will be no surprise when it issues a hysterical red-baiting screed castigating the Obama Administration.