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Editorial: More frontline workers need the shots

Editorial: More frontline workers need the shots

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 24, 2021

While the COVID-19 vaccine rollout remains uneven in California, it's a relief that most people over the age of 65 can now make an appointment — that is if sites have the vaccine and are open.

Editorial: Making a mockery of diversity

Editorial: Making a mockery of diversity

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 17, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Education made a mockery of diversity, even as members have the right intentions.

Editorial: Return to an inclusive US foreign policy

Editorial: Return to an inclusive US foreign policy

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 10, 2021

During his first visit to the State Department February 4, President Joe Biden wasted no time in making clear that global LGBTQI+ rights would be front and center of his foreign policy agenda.

Editorial: Turning around the COVID vaccine debacle

Editorial: Turning around the COVID vaccine debacle

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 3, 2021

So far, Governor Gavin Newsom's administration has largely failed to manage a comprehensive COVID vaccination effort for California.

Editorial: Biden keeps promise with trans ban repeal

Editorial: Biden keeps promise with trans ban repeal

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 27, 2021

It may be premature to declare President Joe Biden's executive order repealing former President Donald Trump's odious transgender military ban a "victory," as some news outlets have reported

Editorial: Levine is qualified for quick confirmation

Editorial: Levine is qualified for quick confirmation

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 20, 2021

The Senate this week finally started holding hearings for President Joe Biden's various cabinet nominees and others that need confirmation.

Editorial: SF supes need to prioritize LGBTQs

Editorial: SF supes need to prioritize LGBTQs

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 13, 2021

History was made last week when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors selected Shamann Walton, who represents District 10, to be its new president, the first Black man to take the powerful post.

Editorial: Barr's parting slap at Title VI

Editorial: Barr's parting slap at Title VI

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 6, 2021

On his way out the door, former Attorney General William Barr delivered one last slap to minority groups, potentially including LGBTQs of color.

Editorial: CA vaccine efforts must ramp up

Editorial: CA vaccine efforts must ramp up

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 6, 2021

We are several weeks into COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the pace is woefully slow in California.

Editorial: What we want to see in 2021

Editorial: What we want to see in 2021

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 29, 2020

After a mostly dismal 2020, we are more than ready for the new year.

Editorial: Mandelman for SF board president

Editorial: Mandelman for SF board president

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 22, 2020

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will meet January 8 and, after elected and reelected members are sworn in, will choose a new board president.

Editorial: CA risks LGBTQ residents' health

Editorial: CA risks LGBTQ residents' health

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 16, 2020

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener is absolutely right in calling for an audit of the California Department of Public Health to find out why it is still not collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data for COVID-19.

Editorial: 7 SF supes need 1st Amendment tutorial

Editorial: 7 SF supes need 1st Amendment tutorial

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 9, 2020

That San Francisco supervisors are not journalists and unclear about the principles of the First Amendment was clearly evident during a lengthy conversation at the December 1 board meeting where the merits of "good journalism" were debated.

Editorial: US Supreme Court tilts right

Editorial: US Supreme Court tilts right

  • Dec 2, 2020

Anyone who doubted that the U.S. Supreme Court would lurch to the right with the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett got a jolt last week when it ruled that science be damned.