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Cutting from the bottom

Federal budget sequestration would hit the Bay Area's most vulnerable: poor children, battered women, AIDS patients

Sequestration cuts would hit the Bay Area’s most vulnerable

February 26, 2013
While the looming federal budget cuts known as sequestration were designed to equally hit Democratic and Republican party priorities, from social services to the...

Stage Listings

December 11, 2012
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

The plutocrat

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

Gascon skips valuable reform panel

November 14, 2012
District Attorney George Gascon didn't show up for the town hall meeting that Sen. Mark Leno held on criminal justice reform last night. Gascon...

Sorting out a strange election

What the Nov. 6 results mean -- and don't mean

D5 race displays key SF political dynamics

November 7, 2012
There’s so much to say about the District 5 supervisorial race, whose top five finishers’ parties I attended tonight, gathering interesting perspectives from each...

The practice of politics

It isn't just about issues and ideology; it's about the way we fight

So-called DV group doing PG&E’s dirty work

November 3, 2012
Any pretense that the group called San Francisco Women for for Responsibility and an Accountable Supervisor is anything more than a downtown sham vanished...

The billionaire attack on D5

November 2, 2012
The attack on Sup. Christina Olague, funded by a couple of right-wing billionaires, is in full swing in District 5, with mailers, robocalls, a...

Olague attacks led by billionaires and a consultant/commissioner with undisclosed income

October 31, 2012
Understanding how political activists are being paid is important to understanding what their motivations are. For example, is Andrea Shorter – a mayor-appointed former...

The sleazy money typhoon

October 29, 2012
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correct inaccurate information. The flood of money into the San Francisco elections over the past month is mind-boggling....

Girl on wall

Badassery abounds at Los Muros Hablan, where Sofia Maldonado teaches her brand of Puerto Rican feminist street art

A new feminism for San Francisco

How to create a world of compassion, redemption, and accountability

DCCC’s Mirkarimi resolution gets delayed

October 23, 2012
San Franciscans will get a chance to take a deep breath – and their politicians will be able to get past Election Day –...

The ‘heightened sensitivity’ blues

One woman's angertorial regarding progressive politics in SF

Move on, Mr. Mayor

Ross Mirkarimi's the sheriff, and you have to work with him

D5 shakeups flip the dynamics of that wild race

October 19, 2012
Wild and unsettling political dynamics have rocked the District 5 supervisorial race, with three major candidates having prominent endorsements withdrawn, the most significant...

Gascón’s challenge to Mirkarimi belies his own official shortcomings

October 11, 2012
The backlash against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's reinstatement by those who oppose him has often been biting and bitter – an indicator that coming together...

Mirkarimi case — the aftermath

October 10, 2012
So many things to think about after last night's Board of Supervisors vote on Ross Mirkarimi. It was a dramatic moment in local politics,...

Supervisors reinstate Mirkarimi, rejecting Lee’s interpretation of official misconduct

October 10, 2012
The Board of Supervisors has voted to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and reject the official misconduct charges that Mayor Ed Lee brought against Mirkarimi...

It’s almost over: Supervisors set to decide Mirkarimi’s fate

October 9, 2012
If there's one thing that supporters and opponents of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi can agree on – and judging by the vitriolic tenor of...

Former girlfriend defends Mirkarimi

October 8, 2012
By Evelyn NievesFor months, I’ve watched as Ross Mirkarimi has been slandered as a “wife beater”—by the mayor of San Francisco, no less—and vilified...

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...