Opinion

Mexico watches an empire in decline

02/23/2017
The last few months have taken an unexpected and spectacular turn with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency and his frivolous, authoritarian and anti-Mexican discourse. Mexico has always been at the mercy of the “giant of the north,” and though it has been rhetorically opposed to its neighbor,...

Give me your tired, your poor

02/16/2017
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild...

México ante un imperio en decadencia

02/16/2017
La historia de los últimos meses ha dado un vuelco espectacular e inesperado con la elección de Donald Trump como presidente, su discurso frívolo y autoritario y su antimexicanismo. México siempre ha estado a merced del gigante del norte, al que se ha opuesto con retórica, pero al que sirve...

We still have each other

02/09/2017
Shortly after the presidential election, a sign appeared by the side of the road on the way out of Bolinas. In big letters painted on a piece of plywood tacked to a fence, it read: “WE STILL HAVE EACH OTHER.” When I first saw it, the knot in my belly...

Setting the record straight on Forest Knolls Wellness

02/02/2017
As a grassroots group of concerned citizens of the San Geronimo Valley opposed to a marijuana dispensary, we would like to respond to the opinion piece by Natalia Thurston published on Jan. 19 and address misinformation shared by her, an Oakland attorney. Ms. Thurston is representing an applicant who wants...

Born resisting

02/02/2017
Very few Americans of European descent have ever in their lives been face to face with fascism. I know of three in our community. They were born and raised in Europe, so they watched it all happen. The rest of us know a few things about it because we read...

Mexico in descent

01/26/2017
The year 2017 appears to Mexicans as dark and unpredictable. Not only because of the anti-Mexican declarations and actions of Donald Trump, the new and unusual United States President, but also because of the economic and political debacle that, since 2014, has made life more and more difficult in Mexico...

Men’s circle supports the journey of being a man

01/26/2017
Being a man in the United States is not so easy. There are many and mixed expectations, coming from many external sources—media, movies, advertising, spouses, girlfriends—and our own inner ones. There are rarely mentors or community enclaves to guide us on the journey. I didn’t realize how much I needed...

México en picada

01/19/2017
2017 aparece ante los mexicanos como un año incierto, oscuro e impredecible. No sólo por las declaraciones y medidas antimexicanas de Donald Trump, el nuevo e insólito presidente estadunidense, sino por la debacle económica y política que desde 2014 va haciendo las cosas cada vez más complicadas y difíciles para...

Dispensary seeks local support

01/19/2017
As the attorney for Forest Knolls Wellness, a non-profit collective that has applied for a county permit to operate a medical cannabis dispensary in Forest Knolls, I want to respond to your Nov. 23 article and to the opinion piece by Gregory Slugocki. I hope to clarify some of the...

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