San Francisco Chronicle columnist Token Conservative blogger

Who cares if you’re a third-generation San Franciscan? — I get this all the time when I interview people. They quickly offer up that they are third-generation or fifth-generation San Franciscans. How special. I don't get it. Why does that matter? Does it mean they are better San Franciscans because their forebears settled here? Because reall

The most boring California election ever link: California governor's debate — Jerry Brown's going to win his second bid for re-election -- and that's OK. Given the state's blueness, Dao Gov is probably the best governor the state can get. Still, it's not a bad idea to send Brown a message that voters don't want him to turn too far to the left by voting for Republican Neel Kashkari.

Saunders one-stop election shop — View the story "Politicians, propositions and my humble opinion" on Storify]

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.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @robynfritter: @pourmecoffee @debrajsaunders It is lovely, the way these people pay their respects. God Bless Canada and it's people.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @pompei79: GREATnews from Culture Minister MT“@dariofrance: Ogni sabato e domenica sarà aperto il cantiere della #DomusAurea

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ellenhuet: App founder sent @kristenvbrown a gift basket of vibrator, lube, & oysters, and didn't get why it was offensive:…

Oct 24, 2014

Curious Numbers in PPIC Poll. Joel Fox notes that @NeelKashkari leads @JerryBrownGov by 1% among white voters.…

Oct 24, 2014

@LaurenceReisman It happens everywhere and in different allegiances I once had a woman tell me proudly she was a third generation Democrat.

Oct 24, 2014

Who cares if you're a 3rd 4th or 5th generation San Franciscan?…

Oct 24, 2014

NYT: "The man, who was not immediately identified by the police & whose motive for the attack remained unclear, died at the scene. "

Oct 24, 2014

RT @peanuts1013: MT @debrajsaunders: Spare me the sermon. Mayor goes after sermons, then complains she's the victim.… #RedMeat #PJNET

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