Alix Rosenthal

President Donald Trump sings the national ampthem during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Va. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Impeaching Trump would be worth the wait

If you’re like me, you’ve been walking around with a spring in…

President Donald Trump sings the national ampthem during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Va. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Single-payer health care in California would put a serious dent in the country’s uninsured population. (Courtesy photo)

Universal health care becomes a real possibility in the Golden State

As I write this, the GOP-controlled Congress is taking a second stab…

Single-payer health care in California would put a serious dent in the country’s uninsured population. (Courtesy photo)
The term “gerrymander” gets its name from Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry. In 1812, Gerry helped design a district that was so funny-looking that one legislator said it looked like a salamander. (Courtesy Jared Rodriguez/Truthout via Flickr)

Behold, the dreaded gerrymander

Have you ever wondered how political district lines are drawn? Who makes…

The term “gerrymander” gets its name from Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry. In 1812, Gerry helped design a district that was so funny-looking that one legislator said it looked like a salamander. (Courtesy Jared Rodriguez/Truthout via Flickr)
If progressive millennial Jon Ossoff can win back the Sixth District of Georgia for Democrats, it will be a huge morale boost for progressives all over the United States. (Courtesy Jon Ossoff/Twitter)

All eyes on Georgia

The Sixth District of Georgia: It’s where you’ll find the first competitive…

If progressive millennial Jon Ossoff can win back the Sixth District of Georgia for Democrats, it will be a huge morale boost for progressives all over the United States. (Courtesy Jon Ossoff/Twitter)
Remember, only about 4 percent of all bills that are introduced become law. (Courtesy “Schoolhouse Rock!”)

I’m just a bill. Yes, I’m only a bill.

I got riled up last week by a post on social media.…

Remember, only about 4 percent of all bills that are introduced become law. (Courtesy “Schoolhouse Rock!”)
There are plenty of good reasons to run for office and plenty of bad ones. Figure it out before you jump in. (Courtesy photo)

Should you run for political office?

Political campaigns are a passion of mine — being a candidate and…

There are plenty of good reasons to run for office and plenty of bad ones. Figure it out before you jump in. (Courtesy photo)
From left, U.S. Congressmen David Valadao, Ed Royce, Jeff Denham and Darrell Issa. (Courtesy photos)

Winning back the House starts in California

Issa. Denham. Valadao. Royce. These are four Republican Congressmen in California who…

From left, U.S. Congressmen David Valadao, Ed Royce, Jeff Denham and Darrell Issa. (Courtesy photos)
Protesters gather ouside of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s home on Jan. 30 to pressure her to stand up to President Donald Trump. (Courtesy Michael J. Kirschner/People’s Town Hall Project)

Keep up the good work, revolutionaries

Outraged protesters are showing up at their legislators’ offices and homes. Friends…

Protesters gather ouside of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s home on Jan. 30 to pressure her to stand up to President Donald Trump. (Courtesy Michael J. Kirschner/People’s Town Hall Project)
Thousands of people in San Francisco gather at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Welcome to the Resistance

I just returned from the Women’s March on Washington, and for the…

Thousands of people in San Francisco gather at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
More than one third of all Californians have federally subsidized health care. (Courtesy photo)

Republican voters have the power to save Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are determined to repeal the…

More than one third of all Californians have federally subsidized health care. (Courtesy photo)
If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21 to march on the National Mall protest Donald Trump’s presidency, join the corresponding marches in San Francisco and Oakland. (Courtesy photo)

Why you should march with us

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that on Jan.…

If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21 to march on the National Mall protest Donald Trump’s presidency, join the corresponding marches in San Francisco and Oakland. (Courtesy photo)
California is squarely in the crosshairs of President-elect Donald Trump. (Courtesy photo)

No really, can California secede now?

President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn in yet and he’s already…

California is squarely in the crosshairs of President-elect Donald Trump. (Courtesy photo)

Why Christensen is the right choice

I was genuinely torn between Aaron Peskin and Julie Christensen in the…