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Supervisor Ahsha Safai proposed a ban on oversize vehicles along De Wolf Street in the Ingleside neighborhood. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Introducing the softest politicians in the Bay this week

While Republicans set a low bar for corruption and incompetence, I don’t…

Supervisor Ahsha Safai proposed a ban on oversize vehicles along De Wolf Street in the Ingleside neighborhood. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

Permanent minority rule

After Trump’s election, there was speculation about what would happen after a…

Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)
The fight over rent control will continue whether or not Prop. 10 passes in November. (Examiner file photo)

Scraping the bottom of the barrel to argue against rent control

In November, California votes on Proposition 10. Opponents have deployed arguments so…

The fight over rent control will continue whether or not Prop. 10 passes in November. (Examiner file photo)
Homelessness is one of S.F.’s most pressing and contentious issues. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Area lobbyist predicts sky to fall

Last week, the Chronicle ran a hit piece about the Our City,…

Homelessness is one of S.F.’s most pressing and contentious issues. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Former Mayor Willie Brown is shown here with Mayor London Breed on election night, June 5, 2018.

London Breed supporters have sketchy history supporting public housing

In June, Frisco native Jamilah King penned a widely-shared article in Mother…

Former Mayor Willie Brown is shown here with Mayor London Breed on election night, June 5, 2018.
Events leading to the election of Mayor London Breed exemplify the fickle nature of politics. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Politics is kinda, sometimes, depends

It’s high time for six political lessons relearned this year. 1) Progressives…

Events leading to the election of Mayor London Breed exemplify the fickle nature of politics. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Rachael Garner/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

It’s time for the SF police union to bargain

You know how sometimes you have some esoteric technical knowledge, but people…

(Rachael Garner/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

A letter to Senator Wiener about SB 827

State Sen. Scott Wiener made waves for Senate Bill 827, which proposed…

During her time on San Francisco Board of Supervisors, London Breed passed “the most far-reaching Styrofoam ban in the country.” But is that what The City needs most? (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Styrofoam London

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez shed light on the San Francisco mayor’s race in…

During her time on San Francisco Board of Supervisors, London Breed passed “the most far-reaching Styrofoam ban in the country.” But is that what The City needs most? (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is technically adept, but her politics are to the right of Democratic voters. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Is Pelosi an albatross or some other aquatic bird?

My progressive friends are appalled that the Democratic #establishment, through party apparatus…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is technically adept, but her politics are to the right of Democratic voters. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Pedestrians walk past the former Noe Valley site of The Real Food Company at 3861 24th St. in San Francisco on Friday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bulk food stockers of the world unite

Goddess willing, the next District 8 supervisor will finally solve the fate…

Pedestrians walk past the former Noe Valley site of The Real Food Company at 3861 24th St. in San Francisco on Friday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco is one place that has the will to expand rent control. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

All landlords support rent control

        One unpredictable positive reverberation of the #MeToo reckoning…

San Francisco is one place that has the will to expand rent control. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)
Supervisors Malia Cohen and Jane Kim lock eyes during a Board of Supervisors meeting inside City Hall on Dec. 12, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF political battles are pettier than they appear

While San Francisco alternately grieves the death of Mayor Ed Lee and…

Supervisors Malia Cohen and Jane Kim lock eyes during a Board of Supervisors meeting inside City Hall on Dec. 12, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
President Donald Trump and other conservative members in Congress have used Kate Steinle’s death to fuel an assault on sanctuary cities. (Alex Edelman/CNP/Sipa USA/TNS)

White conservatives don’t love their children

The murder trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate for the 2015 death…

President Donald Trump and other conservative members in Congress have used Kate Steinle’s death to fuel an assault on sanctuary cities. (Alex Edelman/CNP/Sipa USA/TNS)
Being pro-choice should be a litmus test for Democratic candidates. (Richard B. Levine/Sipa USA/TNS)

All litmus everything

The organizers of the Women’s March convened a Women’s Convention in Detroit…

Being pro-choice should be a litmus test for Democratic candidates. (Richard B. Levine/Sipa USA/TNS)
Residents near Atlas Peak Drive in Napa wait in line on Wednesday to be escorted to their homes following the destruction of the Atlas Fire. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Time for disaster socialism

The fires are not contained. The bodies haven’t been found. It’s time…

Residents near Atlas Peak Drive in Napa wait in line on Wednesday to be escorted to their homes following the destruction of the Atlas Fire. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Taxes are sexy, and we need to reassure politicians that we support more taxes to solve our big problems. (Courtesy image)

More taxes, please

Now that Republicans’ scheme to ruin health care has collapsed, they’re on…

Taxes are sexy, and we need to reassure politicians that we support more taxes to solve our big problems. (Courtesy image)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, pictured at the National Press Club on Feb. 27, 2017. (Albert H. Teich/Shutterstock)

Immigrants (protesting Pelosi) get the job done

Thank the Virgin of Guadalupe and Queztalcoatl that undocumented youth protested House…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, pictured at the National Press Club on Feb. 27, 2017. (Albert H. Teich/Shutterstock)
The Bay Area’s own W. Kamau Bell won an Emmy earlier this year for his show “United Shades of America.” (Courtesy Matthias Clamer)

Bay Area comedy remains undefeated

In the world of comedy, there are local scenes that, in a…

The Bay Area’s own W. Kamau Bell won an Emmy earlier this year for his show “United Shades of America.” (Courtesy Matthias Clamer)
Peaceful protesters sing at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley on Aug. 27. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Nato’s-eye view of the Berkeley march

By Monday after the Berkeley march against hate, the SF Chronicle website…

Peaceful protesters sing at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley on Aug. 27. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)