In the mind’s eye, there’s Payne Stewart standing in disbelief on the severely sloped 18th green at San Francisco’s Olympic Club, his 8-foot birdie putt attempt rolling 25 feet below the hole. Ah yes, the U.S. Open, agony and very little ecstasy.
That was then — and might be again next year when the Open returns to Olympic — but this is now, the 2011 Open at Congressional Country Club in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The bewilderment and suffering are much the same. Read More
Thanks to lessons learned with her old combo Romeo Void, Debora Iyall is now a wise, lived-to-tell veteran of the ’70s/’80s San Francisco punk scene. So as the music business began to crumble around her in the new digital age, she had no trouble applying her past DIY knowledge to the iTunes times. Read More
Here’s some depressing news, from Wendell Cox on Joel Kotkin’s newgeography.com website: the federal government is still bent on inducing states and localities to spend untold billions on fixed rail transit projects. Read More
If you haven't read today's editorial, I heartily recommend it. Read More
After opening the game’s scoring with an RBI double from senior Marcus Blacksher, Marshall High School appeared to have the momentum to become the first B Division team to defeat an A Division foe in the Academic Athletic Association playoffs.
But it was a familiar hurdle that haunted the Phoenix after taking the lead, as Marshall committed five errors that resulted in eight unearned runs in a 9-2 loss to Lincoln High School on Tuesday at West Sunset Playground. Read More
As negotiations in Washington on this year’s budget come to a head, the rumor mill points to a Washington-as-usual result. That is, split the differences down the middle.Republicans want to cut $61 billion from a budget of almost $4 trillion with a deficit of $1.6 trillion.Current interest payments on the national debt, some $200 billion, dwarf these proposed cuts that Democrats are labeling “extremism.” Read More
It was sleepless in San Francisco for a 28-year-old man who was beaten and robbed of his backpack and sleeping bag during a spat on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park.The fight started between two men at around 6 p.m. Friday, police said. But then the 28-year-old from Lacey, Wash., was set upon by 10 others, according to police.Further information about the large fight was not immediately firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
One thing on which there seems to have been agreement during the month-long debate about how the United States should respond to the uprisings in the Middle East, and in particular to the anti-Gaddafi rebels in Libya, is that we must not act unilaterally. Read More
Defying expectations, a Washington, D.C., airport authority declined to name Nathaniel Ford its executive director Wednesday, leaving the status of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s chief in limbo and raising questions about whether the SFMTA needs a leader more committed to The City’s transportation system. Read More
The weakest part of our political system is the presidential nomination process. And it's not coincidental that it's the part of the federal system that finds least guidance in the Constitution.
There is no provision in the Constitution that says that Iowa and New Hampshire vote first. The idea of giving any two states a preferred position in the process of choosing a president would surely have struck the Framers as unfair. Read More