Politics

Upcoming event

Michael Waldman: The Fight to Vote

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Thu, Apr 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law; Author, The Fight to Vote; Twitter Read more »

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Thomas Frank: What's the Matter with the Democrats?

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Tue, Mar 29 2016 - 12:00pm

Thomas Frank, Author, What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? Read more »

Upcoming event

Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 3/21/16

Mon, Mar 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Panelists TBA

Join us as we explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz!

And come early before the program to meet other smart and engaged individuals and discuss the news over snacks and wine at our member social (open to all attendees).

Upcoming event

Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 3/7/16

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Mon, Mar 7 2016 - 6:30pm

Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF ("Mornings with Melissa"); Host, "The Cheat Sheet"; Attorney; Twitter
Additional Panelists TBA

Join us as we explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! Read more »

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Senator Cory Booker: United

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Fri, Feb 19 2016 - 7:00pm

Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey
In Conversation with California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Cory Booker, the junior U.S. senator from New Jersey, has built his career in public service by fighting for his belief that we as a nation must come together and rise above that which divides us in order to protect the principles and ideals that unite us. Read more »

Past event

Week to Week Political Roundtable and 113th Birthday of The Commonwealth Club

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Mon, Feb 8 2016 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Twitter
Joe Garofoli, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter Read more »

Past event

EJ Dionne Jr: Why the Right Went Wrong (SF)

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Thu, Feb 4 2016 - 12:00pm

E.J. Dionne Jr, Columnist, The Washington Post; Author, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond; Twitter:  
Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF ("Mornings with Melissa"); Host, "The Cheat Sheet"; Attorney—Moderator
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Past event

E.J. Dionne Jr: Why the Right Went Wrong (SV)

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Wed, Feb 3 2016 - 7:00pm

E.J. Dionne Jr., Columnist, The Washington Post; Author, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond; Twitter:
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator Read more »

Past event

Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee

Thu, Jan 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Michael McCaul, U.S. Representative (R-Texas); Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee; Author, Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland—and How to Thwart Them; Twitter:
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator Read more »

Past event

Week to Week Political Roundtable and Holiday Social 12/14/15

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Mon, Dec 14 2015 - 6:30pm

Melissa Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”); Attorney; Twitter  
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter  
Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Political Blogger, ibabuzz.com/politics; Twitter Read more »

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