Home Guardian Editorial

Guardian Editorial

Guardian endorsements

Campos for Assembly, Yes on Props. B and 42, re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown — our recommendations for the June 2014 primary election

The future of Piers 30-32

EDITORIALIt was good news for San Francisco when the Golden State Warriors withdrew a proposal to build a new arena on Piers 30-32 and...

Hold BART accountable for deaths

EDITORIALBay Area Rapid Transit made a deadly miscalculation last year — one that built on years of reckless decisions to value efficiency over safety...

Time for a carbon tax

EDITORIALFor this week's Green Issue, our cover story ("Save the world, work less") looks at how our economic system is accelerating climate change, proposing...

Rising tide of plutocracy

EDITORIAL The pace of life under late capitalism seems to be speeding up these days, and so too have the bad news developments and...

SF’s culture of corruption

In many ways, San Francisco hasn't changed. It's still the old Barbary Coast, ruled by capitalist thugs and corrupt politicians, only with glossy modern spin

“Sharing economy” should share its wealth

EDITORIALThe valuation of San Francisco-based technology companies has been skyrocketing, with Airbnb reaching a reported $10 billion last week, Uber at about $3.5 billion,...

Feinstein, Pelosi, and NSA/CIA spying

EDITORIAL Two of the most powerful members of Congress — Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi — are from San Francisco. They've each...

Lee must pay for his promises

EDITORIALMayor Ed Lee has made a lot of promises to San Franciscans, but he has been unwilling to pay for them with money from...

Create more police accountability

EDITORIAL"Our department is shaken," Police Chief Greg Suhr said last week when federal indictments of six cops who had been menacing and taking advantage...

Tech must support Ellis reforms

EDITORIALSan Francisco is facing an eviction crisis, a reality that politicians of all ideological stripes have finally begun to address. It was good to...

The Goldies: What we’re fighting for

EDITORIAL If you want to understand what we at the Bay Guardian and activists from the broader progressive movement mean when we say that...

Higher wages and tenants’ rights, for the win

As we document in this week's cover story, a citywide coalition has sprung up to fight for tenants' rights in the face of mounting...

Guns, gods, and government

EDITORIAL Humans tend to believe that we're smarter than we really are. It's a problem that can be exacerbated by concentrations of wealth and...

City ignores public on bus plan

EDITORIAL San Francisco's tech bus saga has proven to be a source of fascination to national and international media outlets. Blockades of Google, Apple,...

What “Google bus” really means

EDITORIAL In recent years, "Google bus" has become a term that encompasses more than just the shuttles that one corporation uses to transport its...

Start the mayor’s race now

EDITORIALWe hope you enjoyed last week's cover package, "The Rise of Candidate X," a parable about politics and the media in San Francisco. While...

Jesus was a socialist

EDITORIAL Christmas Day, here in the city of St. Francis, seems like a fine time to look at Jesus Christ, what he advocated, and what...

Defining problems and shaping solutions

EDITORIAL Our attitudes and ideologies shape how we see the world. How we define the problems and challenges we face in San Francisco and...

Tech leaders must engage their critics

EDITORIAL It's time for San Franciscans to have a public conversation about who we are, what we value, and where we're headed. In the...

A new holiday tradition: workers’ rights

The holiday season has officially started, and if you're any kind of American, you know what that means. Hordes of wild-eyed shoppers have descended...

We give thanks

EDITORIAL We offer a lot of criticism here on the Guardian's editorial page, which is probably inescapable given the obvious failures of our political...

Single-payer is the cure

EDITORIAL We're sorry to see all the problems surrounding President Obama's Affordable Care Act, which has made some important improvements to the country's healthcare...

Reduce California’s prison population

EDITORIAL California must reduce its prison population — as federal judges have been ordering for years to address severe overcrowding and substandard health care...