SENIOR POWER: Sophie Hahn, fortunately.

Helen Rippier Wheeler
Wednesday March 15, 2017 - 04:53:00 PM

The library -- and by that, everyone knows I’m referring to the Berkeley Public Library system, what used to be our library -- isn't working in the best interests of seniors and Berkeley residents in general. -more-

Two Months of Trump: There are No Neutrals Here

Bob Burnett
Friday March 17, 2017 - 12:15:00 PM

After two months of Trump, there are clear winners and losers:


1.The Resistance: Individual resistance groups are springing up throughout America. (90 days after the publication of the Indivisible guide there are now more than 6000 Indivisible units; 1000 in California.) Traditional progressive issue advocacy groups -- such as ACLU and Sierra Club -- have grown fangs and are organizing direction action. Regardless of how they voted (or didn't vote) on November 8th, progressives are setting aside their differences and uniting in opposition to the Trump Administration.

Out here on the Left Coast, long-term activists cannot remember when there was so much activist energy. While non-Trump voters continue to be pissed off and depressed, the majority are ready to move out of the doldrums and into the streets. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Democratic Party has its work cut out for it at the state level

Ralph Stone
Friday March 17, 2017 - 04:19:00 PM

The Democrats elected Tom Perez for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairmanship. After winning the vote, Perez appointed Keith Ellison as the Deputy Chair. Perez and Ellison each pledged to rebuild state and local parties, including in Republican-dominated states. The Democrats have much work to do at the state and local level where laws are passed disfavoring Democrats. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Psychological Warfare

Jack Bragen
Friday March 17, 2017 - 11:57:00 AM

Trump's biggest weapon, in his quest to create a dictatorship, is his knowledge of how to manipulate people's perceptions. CNN has been unwittingly suckered into playing a supporting role. -more-