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Activists sit on the steps of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday in protest of a sergeant’s retweet of a right-wing video. (Courtesy Nato Green)

Racist Sheriffs and Me

On Wednesday, an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy pointed a rifle at my…

Activists sit on the steps of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday in protest of a sergeant’s retweet of a right-wing video. (Courtesy Nato Green)
Mayor Ed Lee speaks about the current state of HIV/AIDS care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on July 13, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

My spontaneous ice cream social about police reform with Mayor Lee

Last month was my kids’ birthday. Because I am an #InvolvedDad, I…

Mayor Ed Lee speaks about the current state of HIV/AIDS care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on July 13, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Progressives and many YIMBYs support rent control, eviction protections and Airbnb regulations, but they have a huge philosophical disagreement about the causes of the housing crisis. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

#NotAllYIMBYs

Since Sonja Trauss appeared a couple of years ago with $10,000 in…

Progressives and many YIMBYs support rent control, eviction protections and Airbnb regulations, but they have a huge philosophical disagreement about the causes of the housing crisis. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
Sen. Bernie Sanders moved the single-payer health care discussion to the mainstream, and the enthusiasm is spreading. (Courtesy Michael F. Hiatt/Shutterstock)

A Funkadelic analysis of single-payer

It’s single-payer o’clock in California. We are, in the words of Funkadelic,…

Sen. Bernie Sanders moved the single-payer health care discussion to the mainstream, and the enthusiasm is spreading. (Courtesy Michael F. Hiatt/Shutterstock)
Queer Nation’s iconic neon stickers. (Courtesy GLBT Historical Society)

Pride 1991, a parable

There is a scene in the movie “Milk” that’s set at the…

Queer Nation’s iconic neon stickers. (Courtesy GLBT Historical Society)
A housing strategy that relies on new construction without eviction protections is the policy equivalent of running uphill in an avalanche. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

A big week for tenants’ rights

Last month, I argued that affordability and displacement are related but distinct…

A housing strategy that relies on new construction without eviction protections is the policy equivalent of running uphill in an avalanche. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Affordability and displacement are two crises, but only one requires the creation of more homes.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

The old affordability-displacement switcheroo

The Board of Supervisors reached a rare consensus on housing, resolving both…

Affordability and displacement are two crises, but only one requires the creation of more homes.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Though CNN stated, “Health care win could be shot in arm Trump, GOP need,” those who stand to lose health care are not feeling any relief. (Courtesy Photo)

Death panels for everyone

The vote by the Republican House to repeal the Affordable Care Act…

Though CNN stated, “Health care win could be shot in arm Trump, GOP need,” those who stand to lose health care are not feeling any relief. (Courtesy Photo)
Mayor Ed Lee, left, speaks during his inauguration at San Francisco City Hall on Jan. 8, 2012. Lee defeated a field of 16 candidates after 12 rounds of ranked-choice voting, which comes out to 3,360 different permutations of possible vote-rankings. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

Ranked-choice voting a barrier to participation

Here’s a possibly controversial Nato reveal. No, not that I love Disneyland…

Mayor Ed Lee, left, speaks during his inauguration at San Francisco City Hall on Jan. 8, 2012. Lee defeated a field of 16 candidates after 12 rounds of ranked-choice voting, which comes out to 3,360 different permutations of possible vote-rankings. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco should treat everyone equally under the law or admit that its intent is selective enforcement to harass homeless people, rather than a sincere concern about dogs, litter or booze. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

What if homeless people trashed Dolores Park?

Dolores Park was trashed by revelers on a recent Saturday. It looked…

San Francisco should treat everyone equally under the law or admit that its intent is selective enforcement to harass homeless people, rather than a sincere concern about dogs, litter or booze. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
“We, landlords, have too many rights and we demand that politicians take some of them away, for the greater good.” (Courtesy photo)

Landlords demand fewer rights

Recently, while in Los Angeles to build my comedy brand, I had…

“We, landlords, have too many rights and we demand that politicians take some of them away, for the greater good.” (Courtesy photo)
The progressive ideas that are today derided by business lobbyists and moderate politicos are, in fact, time travelers from the future. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

The Progressive Capacity Problem

What follows is the latest installment in “San Francisco Progressives Are (Lovely…

The progressive ideas that are today derided by business lobbyists and moderate politicos are, in fact, time travelers from the future. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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Letting the terrorists win

In my last column, I admonished Sacramento Democrats for failing to: introduce…

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Former state assemblymember Tom Ammiano, right, sits with former Supervisor Eric Mar while discussing plans to create a Public Advocate position in May 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

The greatness of Tom Ammiano

Democrats in the California Legislature are feeling their oats with a two-thirds…

Former state assemblymember Tom Ammiano, right, sits with former Supervisor Eric Mar while discussing plans to create a Public Advocate position in May 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
If San Francisco really wanted to be a sanctuary, it would rezone the ICE building for high-rise housing. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Five things about immigration that will blow your mind

San Francisco sued the regime over the executive order to defund sanctuary…

If San Francisco really wanted to be a sanctuary, it would rezone the ICE building for high-rise housing. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Barack Obama would likely disagree with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky’s interpretation of “try talking in real life to strangers or their designated spokespeople.” (Courtesy photo)

Chesky and Me

During his farewell address, President Barack Obama said, “If you’re tired of…

Barack Obama would likely disagree with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky’s interpretation of “try talking in real life to strangers or their designated spokespeople.” (Courtesy photo)
From left, Nato Green, former Supervisor John Avalos and other activists brought a large, foam backbone to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in December. (Nato Green/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A backbone for Pelosi

Last month, I joined activists accompanying former Supervisor John Avalos to the…

From left, Nato Green, former Supervisor John Avalos and other activists brought a large, foam backbone to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in December. (Nato Green/Special to S.F. Examiner)
“I’m not saying that David Campos spits a lot when he gets fired up, but he is the only person who could solve the drought by yelling at it.” (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

’Tis the season to roast David Campos

Last week, I had the privilege of participating in the roast of…

“I’m not saying that David Campos spits a lot when he gets fired up, but he is the only person who could solve the drought by yelling at it.” (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
And to think, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was the “reasonable Republican presidential nominee.” (Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

Fourteen jokes for when everything sucks

Everything is the worst right now, so this week I just wrote…

And to think, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was the “reasonable Republican presidential nominee.” (Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)
“California could emerge as the District 13 leading opposition to President Orange Snow.” (Courtesy photos)

Turning San Francisco into District 13

Like the aliens in Independence Day, Donald Trump has done the impossible…

“California could emerge as the District 13 leading opposition to President Orange Snow.” (Courtesy photos)