One of the more interesting things Controller Ed Harrington said in a recent editorial board meeting with The Examiner was that government operates “in some sense to stabilize and create a middle class.” That’s because it’s one of the few remaining places where employees can find decent wages, good health care and guaranteed retirement. …

Farley wanted some context, but the latest from the Chron is just mouthing off from a smattering of folks who don’t know what they are talking about. … Emperor Norton wasn’t “some homeless guy,” he was one of the richest San Franciscans before losing his fortune, and he was honored in death by more that most. He’s worth naming a bridge after as much as anyone, and it shouldn’t be a freeway on stilts, either. …