San Francisco Chronicle
Tyche Hendricks, Chronicle Staff Writer
Stanford law Professor Tino Cuéllar was named this week to leadPresident-elect Barack Obama’s transition working group on immigration, putting him among the many scholars from the Bay Area who are helping shape the next administration. Continue reading Stanford professor leads Obama immigration team
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By WILLIAM S. SESSIONS
It is wrong to execute an innocent man. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will now consider whether it is constitutional. Troy Anthony Davis, convicted of murder, is asking the courts to hear evidence that key government witnesses have repudiated their testimony against him. But so far the courts have decided that, while he may be innocent, procedural rules prevent them from taking a second look. Continue reading Our system owes Troy Davis another day in court
San Mateo County Times
By Neil Gonzales
BELMONT — Film star and social-justice advocate Martin Sheen won’t be able to make it to Notre Dame de Namur University’s graduation commencement in May.
So he decided to visit the school sooner. Continue reading Sheen stars at Notre Dame de Namur University fundraiser
by Marie Dennis
Human rights activists, religious leaders, and military veterans will descend on Fort Benning, Ga. this weekend to demand the closing of a notorious military training facility that has tutored some of Latin America’s most brutal soldiers and dictators. Continue reading Shut the Doors on a Disgraced Military School
“This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change.” – Barak Obama (11/4/08)
By Mark Weisbrot
The nation’s capital came alive after 11 p.m. on election eve, as thousands poured into the streets to celebrate a victory that everyone was calling historic. Car horns blaring, whooping and shouting, high fives all around, multi-racial crowds celebrating joyously. Historic it is, most obviously in the election of an African-American president, in a country where millions of black people could not even vote when the new president-elect was born. The rapper Jay-Z elegantly expressed the Obama campaign’s connection to the long struggle for equality, along with the enthusiasm that it generated: “Rosa Parks sat so that Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so that Obama could run. Obama’s running so that we all can fly.” Continue reading After Four Decades, Finally: The Beginning of the End
By Joe Ombuor
Barack Obama Senior, an economist at the Treasury in the late 1960s, rubbed officials of Kenyatta’s Government the wrong way when he angrily demanded an explanation on Tom Mboya’s death, moments after the Minister for Economic Planning and Development was assassinated. Continue reading Obama’s father and the origin of Muslim name
MSNBC and Associated Press
In the final hours of the campaign, bogus fliers, e-mails and calls increase
In the hours before Election Day, as inevitable as winter, comes an onslaught of dirty tricks — confusing e-mails, disturbing phone calls and insinuating fliers left on doorsteps during the night. Continue reading Dirty tricks increase as Election Day nears
By Joe Ombuor
Barack Obama Senior, an economist at the Treasury in the late 1960s, rubbed officials of Kenyatta’s Government the wrong way when he angrily demanded an explanation on Tom Mboya’s death, moments after the Minister for Economic Planning and Development was assassinated.
Continue reading Obama’s father and the origin of Muslim name
Never has one generation spent so much of its children’s wealth in such a short period of time with so little to show for it as in the Bush years.
The Bush team leaves us with another debt — one to Mother Nature. We have added tons more CO2 into the atmosphere these last eight years, without any mitigation effort. As a result, slowing down climate change in the next eight years is going to require even bigger changes and investments in how we use energy.
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Published: November 1, 2008
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By R. Jeffrey Smith
The White House is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January.
Continue reading A Last Push To Deregulate: White House to Ease Many Rules