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Spare me the sermon, Houston — If you believe Houston Mayor Annise Parker, then you have to believe that when lawyers for her city subpoenaed five local pastors and demanded their sermons, the episode represented an unfortunate instance of lawyer overreach, with no intent to harass or intimidate the opposition.

Jerry Brown: Caucus of 1 — After he won a return engagement as governor, Brown liked to bloviate about the need for elected officials to demonstrate “loyalty to California.” Two name Democrats competed in the June primary to represent District 16 â€" Orinda city councilman and longtime Brown adviser Steve Glazer and Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti.

First Fresno, next Sacramento — Many insiders believe that Secretary of State candidate Pete Peterson and Controller hopeful Ashley Swearengin are the two Republicans most likely to win a statewide office -- and it's because both have tried to reach across the aisle. Swearengin, the Fresno Mayor, is banking on C

Life with dignity: Hospice — My Tuesday column is about Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal glioblastoma who moved from the East Bay to Oregon where assisted suicide is legal. While working on the column, I talked to Dr. B. J. Miller of the Zen Hospice Center. After I talked to Miller, I found this video about him.

Hillary Clinton’s soft sales job at — How does Hillary Rodham Clinton, the queen of old-school Democratic partisan politics and bane of the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” woo movers in the be-nice and collaborate-on-a-couch tech economy? Before Salesforce founder and Chief Executive Marc Benioff introduced the woman he sure seems to want to be America’s next CEO, he didn’t talk about profits or total market domination.

Brittany Maynard's choice is not death with dignity — I'd like to think that if I got the bad news that Brittany Maynard received - terminal cancer with a prognosis of less than six months left to live - I'd be like her. I'd like to be stoic and brave. I'd like to take charge of the rest of my cruelly abbreviated life.

What’s Gavin Newsom afraid of? — Ron Nehring, the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, keeps challenging Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to a debate. But Newsom won't bite. What's he afraid of? Newsom somehow managed to juggle his many duties as LG while serving as a host for Current TV. So it can't be that the

Death on demand is not death with dignity — “It’s crazy to me that other patients suffering with terminal illness don’t have the same choice and may not have the same flexibility to pick up and move with their family,” she told The Chronicle.

More reasons not to vote for Attorney General Kamala Harris — In my Sunday column on Ron "Acapulco" Gold's challenge to Attorney General Kamala Harris, I wrote about how the Republican challenger supports legalizing general use of marijuana, while Harris has gone from opposed to "Who Knows." A reader sent me an email about his reasons for opposing the Democratic AG's possible rise up California's cursus honorum.
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Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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