By Madeline Wells, SFGATE Updated 6:10 am PDT, Sunday, July 28, 2019 (Left to right) LiLou, Jagger, Brixton, Toby and Benga! are part of the Wag Brigade at SFO airport. (Left to right) LiLou, Jagger, Brixton, Toby and Benga! are part of the Wag Brigade at SFO airport. Photo: Douglas Zimmerman/SFGate Photo: Douglas Zimmerman/SFGate Image 1 of / 50 Caption Close Image 1 of 50 (Left to right) LiLou, Jagger, Brixton, Toby and Benga! are part of the Wag Brigade at SFO airport. (Left to right) LiLou, Jagger, Brixton, Toby and Benga! are part of the Wag Brigade at SFO airport. Photo: Douglas Zimmerman/SFGate Flight delayed at SFO? The Wag Brigade is on the way. 1 / 50 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Flight delayed at SFO? The Wag Brigade is on the way.
close Video Does Cory Booker have a chance to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination? Democratic strategists Antjuan Seawright and Blake Rutherford weigh in on New Jersey Democrat Sen. Cory Booker’s chances on winning the 2020 presidential nomination. here.**On the roster: Booker and the woke brigade endanger Dems’ chances - Time out: For West Virginia, for the Union - I’ll Tell You What: Chew on that - Buttigieg faces struggle with black voters at home - Yinz guys need to stop lettin’ gators aht dahntahnJoe Biden talked about how 40 years ago he had even found ways to work constructively with some of the last of the red-hot segregationists in the Senate, James Eastland of Mississippi (in office 1943 to 1978) and Herman Talmadge of Georgia (in office 1957 to 1981).even men like these that it shouldn’t be so difficult to work with Republicans today on other issues. The odiousness of the views … [Read more...] about Booker and the woke brigade endanger Dems’ chances
Emily Langer, The Washington Post Published 6:36 pm PST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Richard N. Gardner, who helped mold U.S. foreign policy and generations of policymakers as a Columbia Law School professor for nearly six decades and as a U.S. ambassador to Italy and Spain, died Feb. 16 at his home in New York City. He was 91. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Nina Gardner. Gardner spent more than half a century moving between academia and government, training the legal and economic expertise that he gained as a Yale law student and Rhodes scholar on some of the most pressing global concerns of the Cold War and its aftermath. At Columbia, he was best known for his seminar "Legal Aspects of U.S. Foreign Economic Policy," which he taught from 1955 until his retirement in 2012. Enrollment was famously competitive, and Gardner invited those admitted to complete notecards with their contact information and career aspirations. He called upon those … [Read more...] about Richard Gardner, who helped mold US foreign policy as professor and ambassador, dies at 91
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Saturday that he was ready to meet French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss steps to arrest and expatriate Italians living in France but wanted in their native country on charges of terrorism. Salvini's announcement came after Cesare Battisti, a former communist militant, was jailed following his arrest and extradition from Bolivia. Battisti, 64, had been condemned to four life sentences in prison for the killings he carried out as a member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism in the 1970s. But he had fled first to France — where he spent 15 years — and then to Brazil. Following his arrest in Bolivia earlier this month, Italy's interior ministry said it had updated a list of 30 Italians — 27 of them leftists — wanted on terrorist offences and who are living abroad. The ministry did not make the list public but 14 are believed to be in France. At least three of them were convicted for their role in the … [Read more...] about Salvini to Macron: Work with me to arrest Italian ‘assassins’ hiding in France
This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the massacre at Jonestown, where more than 900 American transplants “drank the Kool-Aid” in the largest loss of civilian life in U.S. history until 9/11. “How very much I have loved you,” Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones explains in the opening line of the Jonestown death tape. By its coda, Jones describes the deaths of his “loved” ones: “We didn’t commit suicide. We committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.”In the four decades since the occurrence of the most bizarre event in American history, observers uniformly have seen the act Jones described as “revolutionary” as one of submission. The other half of the peculiar phrase—taken from the title of Black Panther Huey Newton’s 1973 book Revolutionary Suicide—provokes a livelier debate. Did the 908 Peoples Temple members who died along with Jim Jones inside of … [Read more...] about Daniel Flynn — Jonestown Massacre: 40th Anniversary of Jim Jones’ ‘Revolutionary Suicide’ for Communism