San Francisco Chronicle columnist Token Conservative blogger dsaunders@sfchronicle.com

Lap band brothers - Chris Christie and CA’s top Repub

blog.sfgate.com — It's not every day that you get to see two beefy politicians who have had lap band surgery in the same room -- so when it happens, you have to take note and salute. Today New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke before the California Republican Convention in Sacramento. (Christie gave

Political science: Heat’s on for climate-change nonconformists

sfgate.com — The top Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona, sent a letter to university President Bruce Benson that asked the school to provide its financial disclosure policies and information on how they apply to Pielke, as well as any drafts and communications involving Pielke's testimony before Congress between Jan.

Role models behaving badly

blog.sfgate.com — I was on KQED's Forum this morning to discuss measures to ban smokeless tobacco in public ballparks, the subject of my Thursday column "San Francisco's version of the War on Drugs." You can listen to the half hour hosted by Mina Kim with guests Matthew Myers of Tobacco-Free K

San Francisco’s version of the war on drugs

sfgate.com — Given those very real assaults on the city's quality of life, Supervisor Mark Farrell's plan to introduce an ordinance banning the use of chewing tobacco at every ballpark in town comes across as a veritable trivial pursuit. Smoking foes have cited the health threat of secondhand smoke to justify smoking bans - but secondhand saliva?

Clinton’s money grubbing raises eyebrows

mysanantonio.com — The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state came to the Bay Area at a time when I hear more people - on the left and the right - cringing at the prospect of Clinton heading the Democratic ticket next year - and worse, squaring off against Jeb Bush in a Bush-Clinton rerun.

Top climate scientist says global warming is his religion

blog.sfgate.com — The head of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change panel Rajendra Pachauri, 74, has resigned amid charges that he sexually harassed a 29-year-old woman working in his office in Delhi. In his resignation letter to UN chief Ban Ki-Moon, Pachauri wrote, "For me, the protection o

Clinton Inc. rolling into Silicon Valley

sfgate.com — The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state comes to the Bay Area at a time when I hear more people - on the left and the right - cringing at the prospect of Clinton heading the Democratic ticket next year - and worse, squaring off against Jeb Bush in a Bush-Clinton rerun.

From Oaktown to The OC, Drug War opposition builds

sfgate.com — For a decade, Rohrabacher and Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, pushed for legislation to prohibit the Department of Justice from using federal funds to go after medical cannabis operations in states that have legalized them. Yet U.S.

Obama: Pass a bill or I’ll rip up the Constitution

sfgate.com — When Republicans challenged Obamacare in the courts, they had to overcome the hurdle of persuading the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a program enacted by Congress and signed by a president. Congress never passed a Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (or DAPA) to grant legal status to some 5 million undocumented immigrants.

Divest UC of USA or vice versa?

sfgate.com — The University of California Student Association has approved a resolution to direct UC regents to divest financially from the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Sri Lanka and the United States.
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Mar 01, 2015

RT @BlogsofWar: Exclusive: King Abdullah calls ISIS 'outlaws' of Islam - CNN goo.gl/3IKpTD

Mar 01, 2015

RT @LosFelizDayCare: The Gender-Neutral Porcupines (3 yr olds) are spending the day drawing Disney Princesses reimagined as members of the U.N. Security Council.

Mar 01, 2015

RT @RogerPielkeJr: I disagree. “@jaredpolis: I don't think you are under duress, a letter from a member of congress requesting something isn't like a subpoena”

Mar 01, 2015

RT @carldemaio: Solid RT @LATSeema: Awaiting official vote count, but it's clear that Log Cabin Republicans won formal recognition at #CAGOP15

Mar 01, 2015

RT @stephaniemlee: One of my last stories for @sfchronicle: This profile of @23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, on the verge of a comeback. sfchronicle.com/news/article/A…

Mar 01, 2015

RT @joegarofoli: No, you weren't dreaming. There ARE more @BART delays @sfchronicle investigation finds. Now what? sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl… via @sfchronicle

Mar 01, 2015

RT @cmarinucci: Chair Jim Brulte to @CAGOP: "Our party is alive & well & working at the local level..bcause you rebuild the party from the …

Mar 01, 2015

RT @LATSeema: CAGOP vice chair Harmeet Dhillon also reelected.

Mar 01, 2015

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