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The Mirkarimi vote: Will there be some profiles of courage?

October 8, 2012
(See the postscript for the Chronicle's shameful crucifixion coverage of Mirkarimi and a timely, newsworthy oped it refused to run by Mirkarimi's former girl...

Endorsements 2012: State and national races

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. Go Barack, and vote No on 35 for sexworker justice

The gloves are coming off in competitive D5

September 21, 2012
Candidates in the District 5 supervisorial race – where one recent poll showed almost half of voters undecided about a field of imperfect candidates...

Obama’s appeal to SF’s divided Left draws mixed reactions

September 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has a divided political base, as local Democrats who showed up at the Laborers Local 261 hall last night to hear...

Hoping for change in Obama’s acceptance speech

September 6, 2012
Four years ago, when I watched Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in Denver's Mile High Stadium, I was hopeful about the...

Warren, Clinton, and the Demo divide

September 5, 2012
Talk about a contrast.Tonight was all about the two sides of the Democratic Party, the two visions of how the party should approach policy,...

Yes on Prop. A rally urges support for City College parcel tax measure

September 5, 2012
Those who work at, attend and support City College of San Francisco have a lot of work ahead of them. The school’s budget has...

Why?

San Francisco did everything right. Now the feds are shutting down legal marijuana in town. And nobody can figure out what happened

Democrats and sex workers

The Proposition 35 endorsement puts sex workers and their families at risk

Davis snags a trio of top progressive endorsements

August 10, 2012
District 5 supervisorial candidate Julian Davis is emerging as the progressive standard-bearer in that competitive race after today receiving the endorsements of a trio...

There goes the SF Democratic Party

July 27, 2012
We all knew that the progressives didn't win a majority on the Democratic County Central Committee, but for a while there it looked as...

Olague’s antics on RCV alarm her progressive supporters

As Sup. Christina Olague was being appointed to the District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors by Mayor Ed Lee in January, we...

Perjury allegations against Lee gain more support

San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Aaron Peskin has confirmed his role in extending a city job offer from Mayor Ed Lee to Sheriff Ross...

Faces of feminism

As the War on Women rages, Bay Area feminism comes to the fore

Under oath

steve@sfbg.comMayor Ed Lee and suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi each took some lumps on June 29 as they were cross-examined by opposing attorneys in front...

Save the date: SFBG “Bay Area Feminism Today” Forum on July 11

July 2, 2012
Last year, the Guardian held a series of Mayoral Issue Forums focusing on things from public power to climate change. They helped to drive...

Save the date: SFBG “Bay Area Feminism Today” Forum on July 11

June 29, 2012
Last year, the Guardian held a series of Mayoral Issue Forums focusing on things from public power to climate change. They helped to drive...

Dick Meister: Dolores Huerta merits our highest honor

June 14, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, is co-author of "A Long Time Coming: The Struggle...

Guardian Voices: On losing

June 13, 2012
I’m turning 43 today and feeling glad to be alive. I would love to be writing about the joy of raising children and the...

Supervisors dominate DCCC race, but key newbies join them

“I just stopped by on my way to finish campaigning,” Sup. David  Campos told me at the Bike Coalition’s 20th Annual Golden Wheel Awards...

Reading Ed Lee’s mind

June 5, 2012
Political reporters love to believe we can read politician's minds; it makes us feel important. (And Lord knows, these days we need something to...

80 percent reporting: You can take (most of) this to the bank

June 5, 2012
WIth 80 percent reporting, you can take this much to the bank:Prop A is dead. Prop. B has won. The left will no longer...

40 percent reporting: Not a lot of change

June 5, 2012
Witrh 40 percent of the precincts reporting, there's been very little change in the results, which is surprising: Typically the absentees don't reflect the...

Two things to watch for in CA

June 5, 2012
There are two things that could be really significant around the state tonight (and no, I'm not talking about which liberal, balding Jewish man...