Oakland Politics

Space Invaders Demand Answers in Oakland

“We’ve come to the Bay Area, Oakland in particular, because you all have a reputation for progressive thoughtfulness, but um, hmmm, we don’t know how to say this, there seem to be crowds of people living in tents and shacks on sidewalks and empty lots …”

A Tale of Two Budgets

After last night’s meeting and yesterday’s actions by the mayor and city administrator, I think an addition to this blog is necessary. Please scroll down…

The Yin and Yang of Governing Oakland

While our so-called president holds his Nuremberg-style rallies and our friends in the Democratic Party try to pull our country out of the abyss using…