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Ethanol: bad for climate and pocketbook — the staying power of ethanol. When President George W. Bush signed legislation to expand a federal requirement to blend gasoline with ethanol in 2007, he could claim with some credibility that he was pushing a renewable alternative to the fossil fuels on which Americans were so dependent. In the 2008 presidential election, Sen.

Should these agents even have guns? — Another murder committed with another gun stolen by someone in law enforcement. The latest victim, we learn, is muralist Antonio Ramos, who was shot in September - gunned down in Oakland while working on a mural dedicated to nonviolence. The worst part is: This is nothing new.
Nov 26, 2015

Should these agents even have guns? Cops should know better than to leave guns in cars - esp in #SanFrancisco.…

Nov 26, 2015

Should these agents even have guns? After #KateSteinle they should know not to leave guns in cars in #SanFrancisco…

Nov 27, 2015

Should these agents even have guns? After #KateSteinle law enforcers should know not to leave unsecure guns in cars.…

Columnist gives thanks for readers who care — Earlier generations believe male enlistment in the military had an equalizing effect; wars brought men from all classes together to fight for a common cause. Newspapers are the modern (much less dangerous) equivalent in that they provide a common experience for people of all walks of life, as well as a common investment.
Nov 26, 2015

Giving thanks for newspapers, people who work for newspapers & people who read newspapers.… via @SFGate

Nov 26, 2015

Deb Saunders nails it for T-giving -- why newspapers matter! Columnist gives thanks for readers who care… via @SFGate

Nov 26, 2015

I give thanks to newspapers, people who work for newspapers -- most of all, people who read newspapers.… via @SFGate

Ratings Trump respect and dignity at NBC — Donald Trump is like a contagion who infects everyone around him. Once you've kissed, you can never wipe his saliva off your face. Consider the venerable (in its own view) NBC. This year, the network fired Trump, only to find it is Trump Lite.

Ratings trump respect and dignity at NBC — "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," a statement explained. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. The Democratic group (there are no Republican members) called on "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels "to disinvite Mr. Trump from hosting 'Saturday Night Live' because racism is not funny."

Syrian refugees are partisan political prisoners — Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to tighten visa-free travel in the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. She also wants to prevent people on terror watch lists to buy guns. Expect her plan to have bipartisan support.

Kermit Alexander’s life sentence — Former San Francisco 49ers star Kermit Alexander is death penalty opponents' worst nightmare. Foes of the death penalty argue that the criminal justice system is skewed against African Americans and that prosecutors are less likely to seek the death penalty when victims are black.
Nov 19, 2015

Kermit Alexander’s life sentence. The former 49ers battles to enforce Cali #deathpenalty. Now on @SFGate… via @SFGate

Syrian, go home - SFGate — President Obama wants the United States to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees next year - but in the wake of last week's Paris attacks, and reports that one of the terrorists may have had a valid Syrian passport with a stamp from Greece, more than half of the country's governors, a mostly Republican group, are opposed.

Paris attacks show Obama is jayvee commander in chief — "Why can't we take out these bastards?" CNN's Jim Acosta bluntly asked President Obama at a Monday press conference at the Group of 20 summit in Turkey. By not leaving behind a force that could douse hot spots as needed, the administration created a safe zone for al Qaeda and its offshoots.

Kermit Alexander’s long wait for justice — In 1984, former football star Kermit Alexander's mother, Madee, his baby sister Dietra and nephews Damini and Damon were brutally murdered in what turned out to be a contract killing gone wrong. That crime is the focus of Alexander's new book, "The Valley of the Shadow of Death, a Tale of Tragedy and Redemption," co-written with San Francisco State criminal justice professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes.
Nov 14, 2015

Kermit Alexander's long wait for justice - his family's killer is still on CA #deathrow for 1984 slayings. VIDEO…

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Nov 28, 2015

Agree with what @danhenninger calls coup d'etat at universities on @JERonFNC, I would call it coup d'ecole.

Nov 28, 2015

RT @LevinsonJessica: "Newspapers, like life, are filled with stories that challenge how you think the world works." via @debrajsaunders

Nov 28, 2015

RT @JeffElder: You know, just a colorful bowling ball precariously perched on the curb of Market Street. #SF

Nov 27, 2015

RT @brianstelter: Tribune newsrooms buzzing after Murdoch tweets about a (possible) sale of @LATimes, @ChicagoTribune, etc. My story:

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