Oakland Politics




Vote: Oakland City Council & School Board 2020

So let this be a warning for you, dear voter, if you are not a libertarian or someone who believes tenants require no protections, and that affordable housing would be fixed if we just gave out building permits like good & plenties and OPD can fix itself, take these local campaigns seriously.






Stop Talking about Looting

Cartoon by Steve Sack Minneapolis Star Tribune Got your attention, eh? So am I pro-looting or anti? Is that a stupid question or what–no, I’m…


The Police Commission, Rumors & a Tale of Two Cities

In any case, the way you, dear voter, responded to the mayor’s assertions about the Police Commission probably had more to do with where you live and/or what color you are-or how carefully you digest local news-than anything else. We still live in a divided city even including the added complexities of gentrification.