If the San Francisco Unified School District were a student, it would probably receive a D based on the results of its mission to provide 56,000 students with “an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural sensitivity, and democratic responsibility.” Read More
When I called The City’s 311 information hotline during the recent Outside Lands concert asking that the noise level ordinance be strictly enforced by the Police Department, I was told that the only police car with a decibel-measuring device does not patrol on weekends.
This is an election year, so let all of us Richmond and Sunset residents driven to distraction by park concert noise call 311 just before the three-day bluegrass concert in October. Read More
Across America, state after state has enacted bold, far-reaching systemic education reforms. In contrast, California has not only failed to enact such fundamental reforms, but has actually gone backwards and passed laws that reduce accountability, protect special interests and preserve the status quo. Read More
My name is Victoria Guillen. I am a dishwasher at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco. My boss, David Nadelman, wrote an op-ed Aug. 12 claiming that my union, Unite Here Local 2, is holding me and my co-workers hostage by refusing to sign a contract we don’t want. If that were true, it would be an injustice. But what he said was not true. The real injustice is how Hyatt treats its workers. I know about this injustice because I experienced it myself. Read More
Wisconsin Democrats’ inability to defeat three Republican incumbent state senators in the recent recall elections in Wisconsin is a devastating loss for Big Labor. It will have national ramifications for years to come. Read More
Propaganda comes in all sizes, and communist China wants a piece of Times Square now.
Xinhua, the state-controlled propaganda agency of the Chinese Communist Party, has leased a long-term advertising billboard space in Manhattan’s iconic Times Square, renting a huge LED sign called a spectacular in U.S. advertising parlance.
But Xinhua is not a brand. It is the mark of branded disinformation and propaganda, and Americans need to know that. Read More
WHAT: The supercomputer lab that simulates operations for next-generation U.S. military aircraft, spacecraft and submarines has contracted to buy equipment made by Huawei — a Chinese telecommunications giant with close ties to China’s military. Read More
Chipotle responded quickly, if belatedly, to its vegetarian customers indignantly tweeting the news that the Mexican restaurant chain’s pinto beans are cooked with “a small amount of bacon” — unlike its all-vegan black beans. Chipotle’s in-store menu signs will now point out the pork content of the pintos. Until now, that information had only been noted on the Chipotle website. Read More
Human beings are truly remarkable animals, with boundless potential in many directions and a fierce will to survive. People can survive many forms of disaster: fire and flood, plague and privation, famine and war. They can survive the worst efforts of nature and man to destroy them.But people who stand up to the worst things evil men do have no defense against what is inflicted by liberal governance, with the best of intentions in mind. Read More
Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams and Ronald Reagan were among the many notable Americans who have enjoyed collecting ancient and historic coins.Add to their number countless kids awestruck on their birthday when a grandparent presented them with a genuine coin from the Roman Empire to crown their treasure trove of more ordinary Liberty dimes and buffalo nickels.Unfortunately, you might soon need to add this innocuous pastime to woodpecker-rescuing and Read More