Politicians cross the aisle to protect against online exploitation of private images

Legislation aims to protect victims of ‘revenge porn’ ■ Chronicle News Service U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), alongside Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) today introduced the Ending Nonconsensual Online User Graphic Harassment (ENOUGH) Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that will address the malicious exploitation of private, explicit images,…

CalPERS is shocked–just shocked–to find cities reeling under the burden of growing pension debt

T■ Steven Greenhut / Contributed he California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s (CalPERS) union defenders feign shock whenever pension reformers accuse it of “kicking the can down the road” in dealing with the state’s mounting pension debt. It’s like the scene from Casablanca, when Captain Louis Renault is absolutely shocked to find gambling going on in…

Social decorum

B■ David Porter / Contributed ig Vince was slouched down in the oversized leather chair looking glum. While the other guys in the cigar shop debated whether Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player ever, Vince just stared off into space and tended his stick. I sat down next to him, mostly because the only…