I have the dubious distinction of being the final editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, which was suddenly shut down on Oct. 14, 2014. So my 24-year newspaper career is currently at a crossroads. As I work on my next steps -- including wrapping up the Guardian-in-Exile Project, worki...
To the editor — Why believe Donald Trump on the GOP tax plan when he won’t release his own tax returns? What does the tax plan do about the infrastructure, the national debt, the power grid, Social Security, education, Medicare and Medicaid? What are we doing to our children and grandchildren?According to N.Y. Times, Trump made 1,628 false or misleading claims in 298 days, 5.5 misleading or outright false statements for every day since taking office.
I was there the last time the government auctioned off oil leases in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve, watching a frightening preview of things to come. Our protest, outside the federal building in Anchorage in December 2016, was small — just a dozen environmentalists chanting in the freezing cold, because nobody really expected strong industry interest in this lease sale. Still, groups of oil executives flowed past us on the way inside to see if their bids to drill had been accepted.
To the editor — Donald Trump has compared himself to Abraham Lincoln. I think he’s more like John Wilkes Booth. He has no agenda other than his personal vendetta against Obama and to cut taxes for the rich. He doesn’t know anything about health care or running the government. He has insulted women, people with disabilities, Gold Star families, Muslims, Hispanics, war heroes, federal judges, ex-presidents and 11 of his own party’s senators.
Recognized for reported essay published on the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, in which I interviewed those arrested at protests in San Francisco that day and looked at the dispiriting blow this war delivered to the very notion of representative democracy.
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