Trump loses to Biden by six points in new poll

Women voters swing towards Biden following Trump’s E Jean Carroll ruling, new poll finds Gustaf Kilander Washington, DC 7 hours ago ( Comments Related video: Joe Biden says ‘that’s fine’ if Donald Trump stays on 2024 ballots Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by six points among registered voters – 50 to 44 per cent –… Continue reading


by Randy Shaw on January 29, 2024 ( SF’s Bustling Mid-Market–2015 Mid-Market, Tenderloin Need Boost In 2011 San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced a revitalization strategy for the long neglected Mid-Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods. Lee’s temporary payroll tax exemption for new hires (often described as the “Twitter Tax”) was an incredible success; it… Continue reading


by Randy Shaw on January 29, 2024 ( Mass LA Times Layoffs Highlight Crisis Last week’s layoff of 115 newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times revived a longstanding question: can traditional newspapers survive in the age of rampant free media? The LA Times layoffs occurred the same week as New York Daily News workers held a one-day strike… Continue reading

New Role for Amy Coney Barrett’s Father Inside Christian Sect Sparks Controversy

New Role for Amy Coney Barrett’s Father Inside Christian Sect Sparks Controversy Stephanie Kirchgaessner/Guardian UK Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. (photos: Carlos Barria/Reuters) go to original / print version / subscribe / donate 30 january 24 Alleged abuse survivors at People of Praise worry Michael Coney may block group’s handling of sexual abuse from becoming… Continue reading

Jeff Merkley vs. the Senate filibuster

The Oregon senator’s new book harnesses 15 years of fighting to end the filibuster. BY DAVID DAYEN  JANUARY 30, 2024 ( FRANCIS CHUNG/POLITICO VIA AP IMAGES Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol, May 3, 2023. In the fall of 2009, I scheduled a… Continue reading

You’re not imagining it. There are 56 vacant storefronts on Mission.

by JUNYAO YANG JANUARY 30, 2024 ( Some 56 commercial storefronts are sitting empty on Mission Street between 14th Street and Cesar Chavez Street, according to a count conducted by Mission Local.  While vacancies were down from a post-pandemic high in 2021, merchants and realtors all agreed the commercial environment remained in… Continue reading

Democrats Demand Blinken Explain Unapproved Arms Transfers to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the media in Tel Aviv on October 12, 2023.  (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) “It is highly unusual for the president to bypass congressional oversight through an emergency declaration,” the lawmakers noted after… Continue reading

Report: Vallejo PD Considering Unbendable Badges, So Cops Can’t Bend Them to Celebrate Killing People

Report: Vallejo PD Considering Unbendable Badges, So Cops Can’t Bend Them to Celebrate Killing People

30 JANUARY 2024/SF NEWS/JOE KUKURA ( Since the Vallejo Police Department has been dogged by scandals for the better part of a decade now, the department is reportedly considering a rebrand with new badges — badges that can’t be bent to celebrate fatal police shootings. The beleaguered Vallejo Police Department… Continue reading

‘We Are Obliged to End the War’: A New Russian Unit Fights for Ukraine

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska/Al Jazeera Johnny, 32, is among the Russians who have joined the Siberian Battalion, a unit now within Ukraine’s armed forces. (photo: Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska/Al Jazeera) 30 january 24 ( The Siberian Battalion features a diverse set of fighters who risk Russia’s wrath by joining the ‘enemy’. When Russia invaded… Continue reading

US Historians Sign Brief to Support Colorado’s Removal of Trump From Ballot

Martin Pengelly/Guardian UK Donald Trump. (photo: Intercept) 29 january 24 ( Twenty-five civil war and Reconstruction scholars support invoking 14th amendment to bar Trump from ballot over January 6 Twenty-five historians of the civil war and Reconstruction filed a US supreme court brief in support of the attempt by Colorado to remove… Continue reading