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Alternative Ink discusses the flurry of SF ballot measures moving through City Hall

Digging deep during the height of summertime fun and frivolity, we Guardianistas showed up in force last night for another lively and informative edition of our biweekly radio show, Alternative Ink, on BFF.fm. Listen to the podcast here (but don’t be fooled by the first minute from a past show, it’s a false front we used to hide this week’s treasure). Read more »

Guardianistas hit the high notes on our latest edition of Alternative Ink

Last night’s Alternative Ink, the biweekly show that we at the Bay Guardian do on BFF.fm, may have been our best show yet. In addition to featuring great music exclusively by queer artists, we covered a lot of editorial ground, fromShow More Summary

Obama to Maliki: Step Up or Step Down Before U.S. Air Power

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Matalin agree it's the definition of insanity for the president to reinsert U.S. into centuries-long religious war when likeliest conclusion a tripartitioned Iraq back to pre-1919. Cheney/McCain versus Obama, Petraeus, Beck, Ruddy, Frum, MKelly and Americans by 3-1. Show More Summary

Soviet-Era Ingenuity: Records Cut Onto X-rays

This is clever: after the Iron Curtain had dropped, Russians discovered they could use x-ray film, like an acetate or flexi disc, to pirate forbidden, decadent Western pop music. Gosh, how else were they gonna hear capitalist pig vocalists...Show More Summary

The Blessed Talk-Radio Airwaves

Maybe you hate conservative talk radio, but we should be grateful to the medium for giving political candidates the chance to talk openly about how religion guides their lives and decisions. I mean, it's a public service to know that...Show More Summary

Dump Ice Water on Tom Tancredo

Tom Tancredo is best known for being a rattlesnake on immigration issues, but he's hard right on social issues too (e.g., he supports an abortion ban.). In this conversation with KNUS' Peter Boyles last week, Tancredo says it's not what gay people do that bothers him. Show More Summary

Will CO Tea Party Knock Off Beauprez?

As news spread last night that Tea-Party Republicans in Virginia ejected House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Arapahoe Country Tea Party activists--here in Colorado--at their monthly meeting were hearing from Republican gubernatorial candidate...Show More Summary

Can We Depoliticize EPA and Bergdahl Debate? (So Far, No.)

LISTEN HERE: Both Sides Now assumes that a) man-made carbon is accelerating warming & b) the Bergdahl swap was a 51-49 decision. Within these boundries, Lowry/Reagan clash over the EPA rule's "war on coal" & the price we paid to bring home the Afghan War's last American POW. Show More Summary

Scalia vs. Waldman on Guns / Frum vs. Corn on War

LISTEN HERE: After 219 years, "Justice" Scalia found a right to guns in Heller. Now Michael Waldman's new book explains why the Court was wrong and how public opinion & law can shift. Also: Frum & Corn debate the Obama scandal of 'refusing to start unnecessary wars. On Waldman's book & Rodger's massacre. Show More Summary

Debating 'The Obama Doctrine' and BokoBrainghazi-Gate

LISTEN HERE: Reagan & Christie clash over whether Obama's cautious "do-no-more-harm" foreign policy fits the times and world after Bush's blunders. And does Fox have a new 2016 anti-Hillary mashup? On grading "The Obama Doctrine". Is...Show More Summary

Perdue Hints at a Tax Increase?

There are two words no candidate should ever utter in any campaign, especially one as tight as next week’s GOP Senate primary: tax increase. But front-running David Perdue may have done just that during a meeting with The Macon Telegraph’s editorial board. As reported by The AJC’s Jim Galloway, a Telegraph board member asked Perdue whether […]

Tea-Party Radio Host Wins Argument with GOP Candidate

If you really want to understand the dynamic playing out right now among conservative candidates battling each other to win the June primary election, I suggest you tune to conservative talk radio, even if it's only for the next couple...Show More Summary

Will ACA Late Surge Dismay GOP Fans?

By: Mark Green LISTEN HERE: Bob Shrum and Torie Clarke diagnose Obamacare on eve of April deadline. Growing from six enrollees on first day of website to nearly seven million, is this biggest comeback since Kentucky, down 31, beat LSU by two in 1994? Then, will regulation debate change after GM/Toyota lies cost lives? On Obamacare's Report Card. Show More Summary

Mini Gesslers on the Campaign Trail?

Love him or hate him, Scott Gessler has brought an activist's style to his job as Secretary of State (SOS), while others in his position, including Republicans, have tried to stay out of the partisan fray. Ditto for Colorado Attorney...Show More Summary

These New Jeff Rosenstock Songs Will Make it Feel Just Like Summer

Sure, technically spring hasn't even started yet, but who's ready for summer!? ME! I am! And so is former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock, who just posted a few bonus solo songs to accompany last year's (great) songs "Teenager"...Show More Summary

Lowry/Katrina Clash Over Arizona and Army and Ask: Bidding or Shooting War Over Ukraine?

By: Mark Green LISTEN HERE: The top editors at National Review and Nation debate the economics and morality of a) Arizona 1062, b) modern Pentagon budget and c) Kiev after Sochi. Looking 'into his soul', Lowry and vanden Heuvel agree Putin is dangerously confounding. On Russia and Ukraine. Show More Summary

Council to Vote Today on Taxi and "Ride Share" Regulations; Will Lyft and Uber Lobbying Pay Off?

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Gotta give Uber and Lyft credit. In addition to providing a great service (and I don't dispute that in most cases the customer experience is clearly superior to that offered by traditional taxis), they've also put together a top-notch...Show More Summary

Is GOP Marriage Counseling the Path to Immigration Reform?

House Speaker John Boehner has announced that Republicans probably won't do anything on immigration reform, because "there's widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws." Looking outside my window,...Show More Summary

BOTH SIDES NOW: Climate and Ukraine Heat Up... and Who's Today's Frank Underwood?

By: Mark Green LISTEN HERE: Shrum and Torie Clarke agree that Obama should use executive authority to mitigate Climate Change and to reach energy independence...and that U.S. lacks leverage in Ukraine Crisis. But because it's not Hungry 1956, Putin can't stem wave of democracy with troops. Show More Summary

Fairness and Balance, "Butt-Boy" Style!

State Sen. Bernie Herpin (R-Colorado Springs) surprised me last week when he thanked right-wing talk-radio host Peter Boyles for being "fair and balanced." Boyles immediately put his style of fairness and balance on display by calling...Show More Summary

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