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NSA spying on Verizon calls is nothing new

So, the federal government is spying on millions of Americans. Still. And this time, there’s a document to prove it. In a momentous scoop...

Sarah Palin = REO Speedwagon

One of the more remarkable components of the so-called "Right Wing Entertainment Complex" (Fox/AM Radio/a gazillion reactionary websites) is the agonizing and complete predictability...

Cryin’ wolf

This has been a wretched stretch of brutal press for Barack Obama lately. Battered over and over by revelations of IRS malfeasance, aggressive assaults...

Selector: May 8-14, 2013

THURSDAY 9Chrysta Bell What kind of dreamlike, noir-ish persona does it take for David Lynch to call you his muse? Enter Chrysta Bell, a...

Why are the feds cracking down on pot again?

President Obama keeps saying that marijuana isn't a big priority for his administration, and his rogue nutcase of a US Attorney in Northern California...

Our Weekly Picks

April 30, 2013
WEDNESDAY 1Paul Taylor Dance Company In July, Paul Taylor will be 83. He founded his company in 1954. He has danced with Balanchine, Graham,...

Norman Solomon: Nominate Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace prize!

April 6, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

Live Shots: Keystone XL pipeline protest

Photos by Bowerbird PhotographySFBG's Rebecca Bowe reported on the anti-pipeline protesters who greeted President Obama yesterday in the cold and fog. SFBG photographers from...

Obama greeted with anti-pipeline protesters

April 4, 2013
Hundreds of protesters gathered in San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood on April 3 to greet President Barack Obama with signs and chants opposing...

Pope announces evolution

Reflecting the growing political acceptance of same-sex marriage around the world, Pope Francis has unexpectedly announced that God's position on the issue is “evolving.”Speaking...

Alerts

March 26, 2013
Submit political events to be listed in Alerts at alert@sfbg.com or tweet us @SFBG_alerts.WEDNESDAY 3Protest Obama fundraiser outside the Getty mansion 2870 Broadway, SF....

Keystone pipeline protesters bound for Pac Heights

March 21, 2013
Environmentalists opposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline are gearing up to protest in San Francisco's wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood on April 3, when President...

#OpenData just got a teeny bit more open

March 7, 2013
We were disheartened when, after submitting some fairly innocuous questions to the Mayor’s Chief Innovation Officer, Jay Nath, we received zero answers. By the...

Next chapter: Adobe Books hopes to transition into co-op

February 19, 2013
Adobe Books lives on… we hope. The Mission’s beloved 23-year-old bookshop – which reported it would be going out of business multiple times last...

Oil pipeline protest coming to San Francisco

February 15, 2013
Forward on Climate, an event billed as the largest climate rally in history, will have a presence in San Francisco on Feb. 17. With...

America’s new Progressive Era?

January 31, 2013
By Jeffrey D. SachsJeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth ...

Surfing to shoot

Federal law loophole and thousands of arms listings make it easy to buy guns online

King’s ideals echoed in SF and DC events

January 21, 2013
Labor leaders and a plethora of elected officials from San Francisco – including almost the entire Board of Supervisors – began today at the...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

January 21, 2013
What a momentous way to kick off the week: Barack Obama's second inauguration falling on MLK Jr. Day, and with tear-inducing performances by Beyonce...

Spies on the corner

San Franciscans are in the dark about the city's plans for surveillance streetlights

Bizarro mainstream SF sweeps Grindr’s “Best of 2012” — pukes us in the mouth a little

January 15, 2013
Dear gay hookup app Grindr,Maybe it's just an indication of the type of homosexual who uses your service, and who deigns to participate in...

Wrong side of history

Newsom and Herrera had little support, even from fellow Democrats, when they started the same-sex marriage fight

Final step?

Marriage equality advocates hope the US Supreme Court definitively ends the long quest for justice

Alerts

November 27, 2012
WED, NOV. 28Grannies rally against fiscal cliff outside the Federal Building, Mission and 7th streets, SF, free, jreid@californiaalliance.org. The California Alliance for Retired Americans,...