The Environment Commission meets Tuesday in closed session to discuss recommendations made by the department’s director search committee. The commission may vote to recommend candidates to Mayor Gavin Newsom, who would pick from the pool The City’s next director for the Department of Environment.
The meeting occurs at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Room 416. Read More
American presidents are often accused of being opaque or inconsistent in foreign affairs, but President Barack Obama may be the first to be downright perverse, antagonizing our strongest allies while trying to appease our most dangerous adversaries. Consider Obama’s recent actions toward Israel and Russia. Read More
With President Obama's signature now on the Senate version of Obamacare, an important debate is stirring among Republicans and conservatives about what should be their next step. Read More
CNN's Opinion Research surveyors were hard at work over the weekend during the final hours of the successful push to win House approval of the Senate version of Obamacare. The results of the CNN/OR survey are out and they point to the most vivid reality of the Obamacare victory - 219 House Democrats were willing to flout the clear majority of Americans on this issue.
Here are the major initial points of interest in the CNN/OR results: Read More
Senate Democrats are "slow-walking" a request from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for a bipartisan meeting with the Senate Parliamentarian to discuss whether the House Obamacare reconciliation bill would survive a GOP point of order questioning its legality. Read More
Would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow House Democratic leaders try to cram the Senate version of Obamacare through the House without actually having a recorded vote on the bill?
Not only is the answer yes, they would, they have figured out a way to do it, according to National Journal's Congress Daily: Read More
President Barack Obama has said it repeatedly during his yearlong campaign to win approval of his proposal to put Washington, D.C., bureaucrats in charge of America’s health care system: Obamacare will reduce the federal deficit by lowering government spending on health care programs. Read More
It ought to shame a nation to let generation after generation after of its children grow up without learning to read, do essential math, and know the most important highlights of their country's history. Read More
Big Labor is covering its bets against the likelihood that President Obama and the Democratic majority in Congress won't be able to deliver Card Check to kill the secret ballot in workplace representation elections. The sidebet is at the three-member National Mediation Board. Read More
For all the rhetoric about moving to a green economy and billions in new spending to subsidize development of renewable energy resources, the fact remains the nation will be almost totally dependent upon energy generated from burning of fossil fuels – chiefly coal, natural gas and oil – for the foreseeable future. Read More