Sally Stephens

Not your father’s action movie

"Wonder Woman” may just be the movie we need right now. This…

Bridging the divide one living room at a time

We are a deeply divided country. And yet, to solve the serious…

How magical thinking helps us feel involved

One of my favorite memories of the Giants’ World Series run in…

A look back at our pale, blue dot

Last month, as it began the final phase of its 13-year exploration…

Avoid repeating the mistakes of our past

Watching “The Great War” documentary on PBS last week, I realized there…

Reawaken your sense of wonder

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a…

The decision to say that final goodbye

This past week, a friend of mine said a final goodbye to…

If you like law and order, you should like sanctuary cities

When U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents grabbed an undocumented woman in…

Is there anybody out there?

Within a decade, we could have an answer to one of the…

Mars and mistrust of science

The broad mistrust of science and critical thinking is a significant —…

The day the Sun almost caused World War III

People have only recently learned about an incident in the 1960s when…

WoofieLeaks docs raise legal issues about National Park Service

Our democracy only works when government treats its citizens equally and fairly.…

Universe a little darker without Vera Rubin

The end of a dark year got worse with news that a…

The reason so many hate government

I used to think the National Park Service was a great institution.…

Stopping San Francisco’s biggest land grab

When the first Spanish explorers came to San Francisco, they weren’t impressed.…

On elections and despair

I’ve been on the losing side of presidential elections before, but I’ve…

A good, decent man for supervisor

I turned 18 the first year that 18-year-olds were allowed to vote.…

A dishonest way to raise taxes

It shouldn’t be easy to raise taxes. Over the past 40 years,…

Skill, teamwork and the quest for perfection

For the last few days, you’ve likely heard the roar of jet…

A lazy way to govern

In 43 days, San Franciscans will face a ballot with 25 local…