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Whiteness cooks the planet

The climate news is so horrendous as to be incomprehensible. Each week…

Scott Wiener, chartered

In a rare break from scapegoating homeless people, the San Francisco Chronicle…

Who do you believe, the Realtors or your own lying eyes?

On behalf of all San Francisco voters, I demand an apology for…

Negative campaign season in San Francisco

October means our interminable tedious campaign season is about to get ugly.…

Ahsha Safai’s distinguished record of not much

News site 48Hills recently reported something that would appear shifty if it…

The visible hand pulling strings in San Francisco (It’s money)

The dirty secret of political comedians is that most “political comedy” is…

The underwhelming candidacy of Joshua Arce

The Realtors, Airbnb and sundry like-minded oligarchs who govern San Francisco through…

Time to Bern the Senate

As of this writing, the Delphic Oracle of the millennium, Nate Silver,…

It could always be worse

When I was young, one of my favorite books was the Yiddish…

Declaring war on Brisbane

On a recent visit to Los Angeles for some fancy show business…

Supervisor Farrell builds a wall to nowhere

According to the recent On Guard column, the 9,000 Know-Nothings who voted…

BerNato in the Mission

Now that the collective waterboarding of the primaries is behind us, I…

‘By right’ done wrong

Negotiations are underway in Sacramento over housing. Here’s what’s up. San Francisco…

San Francisco at the ramparts

I guess Ed Lee just hates the Dead Kennedys. And Santana. And…

Losing sleep for funk

In 1998, my lady and I were broke. I was working at…

The Sacramento Problem

In San Francisco, we contort ourselves crafting ambitious policies to solve problems…

Bern down the White House

The Bernie Sanders primary campaign is simultaneously an inspiring populist movement against…

Housing debates are dumb

It’s time to accept that nobody knows what to do about housing.…

Homelessness is like broccoli

As a kid, I disliked broccoli. I spread it around my plate…

Scalia’s death helped unions — until we join him

The overdue death of Antonin Scalia increased the chances that progressives Sandy…