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Gov. Kasich extols the tortoise lane — they've got defeats, and pain sometimes, that they have to absorb themselves, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a speech that celebrated his second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. In early GOP debates, Kasich talked too much about his working-class roots and his mailman dad.

Vote for Sanders, then rot in hell? — "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other," said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in a message to young women voters at a weekend campaign event for Hillary Clinton. Later Steinem posted an apology on Facebook in which she asserted she had been "misinterpreted as implying young women aren't serious in their politics."

Iowa reminds: Have faith in the voters — Iowa was like a rainstorm that cleared away some of the nasty pollution clogging the air. Those last 10 polls that predicted Donald Trump would finish in first place? Wrong. The conventional wisdom about a high turnout sealing the deal for Trump proved - repeat - wrong.

S.F. middle schools’ condom curriculum — The San Francisco Unified School District's board is poised to expand its Condom Availability Program for high school students into middle schools. Superintendent Richard Carranza backs the proposal to distribute condoms to middle-schoolers "in conjunction with a session with a school nurse or social worker to identify risk factors and provide referrals or resources as necessary."
Feb 07, 2016

#SF middle schools’ condom curriculum - 8th graders can't get Algebra I, but 6th graders can get condoms… via @SFGate

Feb 08, 2016

Condom-nation: S.F. middle schools’ condom curriculum… via @SFGate

Iowa reminds: Have faith in the voters — The conventional wisdom about a high turnout sealing the deal for Trump proved - repeat - wrong. While I am in the Anybody-but-Trump-or-Cruz camp, I have to believe that if either Trump or Cruz wins the GOP nod, it will be because he became a more viable candidate.
Feb 04, 2016

RT @LevinsonJessica: "Iowa was like a rainstorm that cleared away some of the nasty pollution clogging the air" via @debrajsaunders…

Feb 04, 2016

Trump didn't win. Cruz peaked. Rubio emerges. Iowa reminds: Have faith in the voters… via @SFGate

Guess what I found on BART today — I was riding to work this morning on BART, when I noticed that the woman who had been sitting next to me - I had a seat, thank you anonymous young man - had left behind a Ziploc bag with what (given that it had a medical looking sticker on it) looked like medicine.

No justice. No Super Bowl. — The real big question is whether local anarchists and malcontents will try to shut down any big-name bridges, freeways or otherwise jam up the Bay Area's Super Bowl festivities. Social media and news organizations report chatter of a big protest a-brewing.
Feb 01, 2016

No justice. No Super Bowl. Will Social Justice crowd try to screw w/ football like it did w/ #BayBridge?… via @SFGate

Feb 01, 2016

No justice. No Super Bowl. Will social justice mob try to shut down football?… via @SFGate

Feb 02, 2016

No justice. No Super Bowl. In Iowa, In Bay Area, if you build it they will come -- to block it.… @SFGate

Feb 02, 2016

No justice. No Super Bowl. Will professional protesters try to rain on Bay Area's big parade?… via @SFGate

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Hardball at Yosemite National Park — On Jan. 14, the National Park Service announced that Yosemite's iconic Ahwahnee Hotel will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on March 1. A news release explained that because of a trademark dispute with outgoing concessionaire Delaware North of Buffalo, N.Y., the Wawona Hotel will become Big Trees Lodge and Curry Village will become Half Dome Village.

Criminal justice reformer Sen. Ted Cruz and brutalist Mr. Hyde — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had the voice of a liberal and a libertarian when he wrote a piece for the Brennan Center for Justice in April that ripped the federal criminal justice system on three fronts - over-criminalization, harsh mandatory minimum sentences and the demise of jury trials.

Pizzeria owner rips Bernie Sanders’ $15 minimum wage — Restaurateur Rocco Biale (of Rocco's Ristorante and Pizzeria fame) sent me an email in response to my recent column on Bernie Sanders' push for a $15 per hour minimum wage as seen through the prism of Oakland's Walmart closure. (California's minimum wage is $10. Oakland's is $12.55.)
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Feb 13, 2016

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Feb 12, 2016

RT @ellenhuet: SF man feuding with his neighbors pulls the ULTIMATE AIRBNB TROLL: moves into their place…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @cmarinucci: Our story: Is tech exec & former State Insurance Commish @StevePoizner considering a California politics comeback? https://…

Feb 11, 2016

People who think no one understands their pain. @BernieSanders talked of them at #DemDebate @JohnKasich said same thing in New Hampshire

Feb 11, 2016

RT @smerconish: We're 90 mins in without a q about today's revelation of a state dept subpoena served on clinton foundation.

Feb 11, 2016

RT @danmericaCNN: Sanders response to Clinton re: standing w/ Obama: "One of us ran against Barack Obama. I was not that candidate."

Feb 11, 2016

RT @keckery: Listening to the #DemDebate tonight, is it possible @RealBenCarson is secretly advising @BernieSanders on foreign affairs?

Feb 11, 2016

It's easy to talk to your friends. Harder to talk to your enemies. @BernieSanders will do both, except with Henry Kissinger.

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