Oakland Tribune editorial: BART needs a strike ban, negotiations transparent
Last year's negotiations and recent rejection of flawed strike-ban proposal highlights excessive political power of BART labor unions, which can now gridlock the region's roadways by walking off the job.
Oakland Tribune editorial: From the start, Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana's days were numbered
Rep. Barbara Lee: My Brother's Keeper is a program whose time has come
As the mother of two phenomenal black men, whom I raised as a single mother, I know personally why we need President Barack Obama's new initiative called My Brother's Keeper.
Michael Hiltzik: Republican attack on Medicaid is hard to take seriously
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., obviously is a great adherent of the adage "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." This week, his committee released another attack on Medicaid, one of the linchpins of the Affordable Care Act and one that for some reason is especially
Are retail stores in big trouble?
The Dallas Morning News Mitchell Schnurman gives his commentary after RadioShack announces the closings of 1,100 stores.
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This country is threatening to ban Facebook and YouTube
Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections. Full Story
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SXSW Music Picks: Chain Gang of 1974 buzzes into Texas
Also meet Adrian Marcel, one of Oakland's most promising R&B talents.
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.