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Disillusionment, “Everyman,” and Netroots Nation

For nearly the entire Caltrain ride to down San Jose last Thursday morning, my thoughts were fully consumed by the subject of liberal disillusionment...

A hackivist’s call for a culture of engagement

June 20, 2013
By Shava Nerad My dad worked with MLK and the SCLC every summer of the early/mid 60s -- and the FBI knew who...

Democratic Party chair signs on with Realtors

June 10, 2013
Gee, which is worse: Having the chair of the local Democratic Party working for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which blows up neighborhoods, or...

Rope a dope the whackaloon

Susan Rice, the current US ambassador to the United Nations will be the next national security advisor. She replaces the resigning Tom Donilon. Unlike...

Solomon: Obama in Plunderland: Down the corporate rabbit hole

May 25, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

Because they’re assholes

Yesterday, Business Insider, the bastion of leftist socialism, reported that the Republican Party's negatives are polling at an all time high. 59% of the...

Democrats reject 8 Washington

May 23, 2013
The San Francisco Democratic Party has voted to oppose the 8 Washington project and to endorse the ballot measure that would halt it.By a...

The Ro Khanna party

May 17, 2013
When Ro Khanna, a young, energetic intellectual property lawyer, ran for Congress against Tom Lantos, he was the candidate of the progressives. I liked...

Don’t vent, organize and “primary” a Democrat near you

May 2, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...


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...

The real CPMC story

Unsung heroes and how it all went down

Look for a quick decision on D4 appointment

February 21, 2013
A Democratic Party resolution calling on Ed Lee to appoint a mother to the Board of Supervisors may have driven the slow-moving mayor to...

The machine

Sup. Scott Wiener is relentless, driven, prolific — and changing San Francisco in sometimes alarming ways

Can Obama really unravel Reagan?

January 28, 2013
I like Robert Reich; he's one of the smartest economic thinkers in the country and can explain everything that's wrong with the economy in...

Roe v. Wade anniversary inspires flash mob, pro-choice rally, and pro-life march in SF

January 22, 2013
Remember when a dance revolution broke out in Justin Herman Plaza during Occupy San Francisco? This coming Saturday, the same choreographers behind that flash...


January 22, 2013
THURSDAY 24Forum: What's Next for Progressives Unitarian-Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin, SF. tinyurl.com/pdasf-prog. 7-9pm, free. "Why wait years to challenge the rightward momentum coming from...

Democratic Party tries to block non-Democrats

January 18, 2013
Once again, the San Francisco Democratic Party is considering ousting local Democratic clubs that endorse non-Democrats in nonpartisan races. It's crazy, and it goes...

Wrong side of history

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

The plutocrat

Tech mogul Ron Conway is trying to buy San Francisco politics and sell his pro-business agenda


An interview with Obama's DJ

D5 candidates and other Election Night photos

November 7, 2012
Photographer Tim Daw joined me on an Election Night trek through the San Francisco Democratic Party headquarters, five election night parties in the highly...

Obama wins: Rejoicing at SF Dem HQ

November 6, 2012
The crowd just went nuts at the SF Democratic Party headquarters on Market Street when the big TV screen flashed, "Obama Re-Elected."Downstairs from the...

Follow the election night parties and results with SFBG

November 6, 2012
Happy election day! Yes, the barrage of political propaganda will soon give way to celebrations, concessions, ruminations, and spin, spin, spin. As always, the...