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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The last couple weeks of have been rough on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

A lackluster post-convention bounce combined with a series of embarrassing gaffes have allowed President Barack Obama to open up a sizable lead in the polls over the former Massachusetts governor; a rare sight in what's largely been, up to this point, a relatively tight national race.

In California, a bright blue state that Obama easily carried in 2008, the president's lead over his Republican challenger has grown to nothing short of insurmountable.
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George Heymont: Never Forget
Jews will often invoke the phrase "Never Forget" as a way of stressing that memories of the past must not be stolen from us. Three films screened at the 2012 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival focus on moments that should not be forgotten.
Cheryl Mendelson: Out of Pandora's Box: Taser Nation
The legal use of Tasers for pain compliance -- hurting people so badly that they are rendered submissive -- is common. This is legal torture. It doesn't stop being torture, and it doesn't stop being wrong, when inflicted to make someone obey police orders.
Toshio Meronek: Want Real Safety? Try Jobs and Housing. "Ban the Box" 2.0
In 2004, San Francisco banned the question "Have you ever been convicted by a court?" and its accompanying check box from government job applications. Now, a growing number of people are pushing for an expansion of these "Ban the Box."
David Duran: Coming Out for a Second Time
I am not ashamed of my HIV-positive status, and I don't hide the fact that I have HIV, but I have never taken the time to write my personal viewpoint, mostly due to fear: fear of the response from the ignorant, or from people who are just hateful.
Barbra Streisand: Obama vs. Romney: A Clear Choice
Do we want to go backward with Mitt Romney or move forward with President Obama? On Tuesday, November 6th, the American people will have the power to make that choice.

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