TODAY  33 Dead in Oakland, Pipeline Protesters Win

Ghost Ship: Thirty-three people are confirmed dead in the Oakland warehouse fire and authorities expect to find still more bodies. Some of the bodies were found with personal identification, and the names of seven have been released. Identification of others will take time. The coroner’s office is asking families of the missing to provide objects that might have DNA samples, things like hairbrushes and toothbrushes.

YESTERDAY  Okland Inferno, Tweeter-in-Chief

Oakland Fire: At least nine people died overnight Friday and about 30 remain missing in a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., where a large party was being held. Portions of the roof collapsed.

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Recovery workers had to support part of the building to keep it from collapsing and knocked a hole in one side to get access to the interior. Investigators say they are going through the rubble with shovels and buckets in the search for bodies.

The warehouse was home to the “Ghost Ship” artist cooperative, whose organizer, Derick Ion Almena, is being excoriated for tweeting about his personal loss. “Everything I worked so hard for is gone. Blessed that my children and Micah were at a hotel safe and sound … it’s as if I...

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Trump Talks to Taiwan, Unemployment Low

Saturday, December 3, 2016

In Transition: In a break with 37 years of US diplomatic policy, President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the telephone yesterday with the president of Taiwan. The US cut off formal relations with the island of Taiwan when it formally recognized …

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Protests in Charlotte, Obamcare Popular

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Black Lives: Protests broke out in Charlotte, NC, last night after the local prosecutor chose to bring no charges against the police officer who shot and killed Keith Scott in September.  Police said Scott was holding a gun, although that …

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Trump to Separate from Business

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Business Matters: Donald Trump announced via Twitter this morning that he is separating himself from his businesses to run the country. “Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far …

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Page Two

The Cuba Diaries

Sunday, March 13, 2016

An Alphabet of Maladies

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Healthcare Confusion Act

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Freedom from Speech

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Too Big to Fire

Friday, June 19, 2015

More Probable Than Not

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Hero in His Own Mind

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Support Your Local Police … Or Else

Friday, January 2, 2015

It's Been Said

"Donald Trump, and the Republican majorities in the Senate, are poised to wipe out the signature victories of his predecessor in areas ranging from health care to the environment. He will enter office as the first explicitly anti-free trade president since Herbert Hoover, committed to unraveling a series of agreements that underpin the root assumptions of global commerce. His list of potential Supreme Court nominees include judges who reject not simply the jurisprudence that led to the gay marriage and abortion decisions, but the arguments that led the Court to uphold New Deal legislation some 80 years ago and to bind states to the protections of the Bill of Rights."

 -Jeff Greenfield writing for Politico