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President Donald Trump acknowledges House Speaker Paul Ryan during a celebration of the tax bill’s passage with members of the House and Senate on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Working harder won’t set you free

I came a cross a tweet the other day that riled me…

President Donald Trump acknowledges House Speaker Paul Ryan during a celebration of the tax bill’s passage with members of the House and Senate on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
One of the late Warren Hinckle’s last contributions to the journalism world is “Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson,” which celebrated its release this week at 111 Minna Gallery. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A taste of vintage San Francisco

It was an event more than a decade in the making: Last…

One of the late Warren Hinckle’s last contributions to the journalism world is “Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson,” which celebrated its release this week at 111 Minna Gallery. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Unexpected parties and unsuspecting people — even surprise emotion — all play into the perfect night in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

The perfect San Francisco night

The night started off with a grilled cheese party at The Melt…

Unexpected parties and unsuspecting people — even surprise emotion — all play into the perfect night in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Robots are cool, but we should work to implement them in ways that improve our society. (Courtesy Marble)

Food-delivering robots won’t make the world a better place

While Donny’s administration has been doing its best to drag the United…

Robots are cool, but we should work to implement them in ways that improve our society. (Courtesy Marble)
Traditional jukeboxes used to be thoughtfully curated and were once integral to the identity of a bar or restaurant. Now, nearly every song in existence is just a few clicks away. (Courtesy photo)

Internet jukeboxes are killing the art of curation

Internet jukeboxes are the ruiners of worlds. OK, that’s a little hyperbolic.…

Traditional jukeboxes used to be thoughtfully curated and were once integral to the identity of a bar or restaurant. Now, nearly every song in existence is just a few clicks away. (Courtesy photo)
Most people have morning rituals that make them more tolerable members of society. When you work from home, all of that goes out the window. (Courtesy photo)

Working from home will make you a crazy person

The only time I ever worked in an office was when I…

Most people have morning rituals that make them more tolerable members of society. When you work from home, all of that goes out the window. (Courtesy photo)
President Donald Trump and the values he and his supporters hold dear are what’s wrong with the world, but they won’t hold power for much longer. (Yonhap News/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

Donald Trump is the worst person in America

Well, it’s been a year. One whole year since the Divided States…

President Donald Trump and the values he and his supporters hold dear are what’s wrong with the world, but they won’t hold power for much longer. (Yonhap News/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)
The trend of playing “SportsCenter” on nearly every public TV in the nation is one of the great scourges of our time. (Courtesy photo)

Seriously, stop putting TVs in your restaurant

It’s one thing if you’re a burn-and-turn, counter-service burger place, where the…

The trend of playing “SportsCenter” on nearly every public TV in the nation is one of the great scourges of our time. (Courtesy photo)
Halloween is a nearly weeklong celebration where you can be whoever or whatever you want — and that’s exactly what San Francisco stands for. (Courtesy Antonia Hayes/via Flickr)

San Francisco values in lockstep with Halloween

Even though Halloween isn’t until Tuesday, the festivities have already begun. Every…

Halloween is a nearly weeklong celebration where you can be whoever or whatever you want — and that’s exactly what San Francisco stands for. (Courtesy Antonia Hayes/via Flickr)
President Donald Trump pouts in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Fear of nuclear war keeping you up at night?

I was readying myself for sleep the other night and made the…

President Donald Trump pouts in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Smoke rises over Journey’s End mobile home park in Santa Rosa on Monday as multiple fires break out across Sonoma, Napa and other North Bay counties. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

As the atrocities pile up, the clouds feel darker

There’s a duskiness hanging over the Bay Area that shouldn’t be here.…

Smoke rises over Journey’s End mobile home park in Santa Rosa on Monday as multiple fires break out across Sonoma, Napa and other North Bay counties. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A single vase of flowers sits at Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno Avenue on Monday for the victims of the mass shooting near Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

There’s nothing United about our States

Ours is a country broken, beleaguered and bloated, where avarice and underhandedness…

A single vase of flowers sits at Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno Avenue on Monday for the victims of the mass shooting near Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Everyone knows IPAs are the bullies of beers. (Courtesy photo)

Stop pretending to like IPAs

There’s something I need to say. It’s a tough thing to do…

Everyone knows IPAs are the bullies of beers. (Courtesy photo)
Taylor Mac’s performance of “A 24-Decade of Popular Music” is a unifying experience. (Courtesy Little Fang Photo)

Taylor Mac’s musical activism is just what we need

I want Taylor Mac to be my new best friend. Sorry, Jeremy,…

Taylor Mac’s performance of “A 24-Decade of Popular Music” is a unifying experience. (Courtesy Little Fang Photo)
The NFL’s treatment of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick takes it from being underhanded and conniving to being outright racist. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Let’s take a knee on the NFL

It’s important that I preface this column by letting you know that…

The NFL’s treatment of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick takes it from being underhanded and conniving to being outright racist. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)
The easiest way to practice “personal responsibility” is by doing things like packing out your trash at the beach or the park.  (Courtesy photo)

Personal responsibility means not being a jerk

The Right uses the term “personal responsibility” as a weapon. They use…

The easiest way to practice “personal responsibility” is by doing things like packing out your trash at the beach or the park.  (Courtesy photo)
The closest any of these people have ever been to a Marxist is when their cousin bought a Che Guevara T-shirt at Walmart. (Courtesy photo)

Only dummies are fighting Marxism in 2017

Apparently, the Right is afraid of Marxism. In America. In 2017. Yes,…

The closest any of these people have ever been to a Marxist is when their cousin bought a Che Guevara T-shirt at Walmart. (Courtesy photo)
Two demonstrators gear up in football pads before a rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley on April 27. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Brunch is canceled this weekend

Brunch is canceled this weekend. There will be no Eggs Benedict, no…

Two demonstrators gear up in football pads before a rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley on April 27. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Neo-Nazis and white supremacists march through the University of Virginia the night before the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 11 in Charlottesville, Va. (Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto/Zuma Press/TNS)

I am racist

I am racist. I am a progressive, white, Jewish guy who lives…

Neo-Nazis and white supremacists march through the University of Virginia the night before the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 11 in Charlottesville, Va. (Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto/Zuma Press/TNS)
The Board of Supervisors have asked the Recreation and Parks Department to rename Justin Herman Plaza. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Erasing Justin Herman’s legacy is more important than his name

San Francisco was once a labor town, where people like Harry Bridges…

The Board of Supervisors have asked the Recreation and Parks Department to rename Justin Herman Plaza. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)