Sen. Menendez wins the Alan Grayson award for this week

Here's his comment on the state of play in the debate over next year's tax rates:

“Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results? It’s almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists.”

If Democrats had held this vote before the election, it might have given them some traction. Unfortunately for them, they didn't. Now that the election is over, this is a choice between freezing tax rates where they are, or else raising them on everyone — including the poor — just so that you can soak the rich for a few billion dollars more.

Niners face tough road through NFL playoffs. Next stop Green Bay

Kickoff temperature expected to be 13 degrees, and dropping fast

Landscape photos with multiple signifiers at Haines and Thacher Galleries

The pieces in “Ice” and “Elemental Exposures” represent experimentations with the process itself

Saved! Community rallies to rescue City College’s Cantonese classes

‘We need to stop Asian hate and make sure the Chinese community has access to bilingual services’