Stuart Schuffman

What having a brother with special needs taught me about socialism

From doctors to therapists to special schools, raising a kid like my brother nearly bankrupted my parents.

Why millions of Californians may not get to vote in the Democratic primary

Tens of thousands of people were registered to vote incorrectly by the California DMV

An open letter to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

As you know, the media business model is utterly broken.

Is San Francisco a friendly city?

I’d forgotten that people are hella friendly once you get outside San Francisco.

Broke-Ass Stuart: Another year of challenging, entertaining — and sometimes –provoking readers

I’ve been writing this column for almost five years now, which means…

Is the internet worth the price we pay for having it?

Now that we have over 20 years of connectivity under our belts, it’s worth asking

How to fix San Francisco’s poop problem

Yes, our glorious city is recognized the world over as the premier defecation destination

Vote for real change in March

The fact that we have individual people that are billionaires is further proof that something is wrong.

Gathering to celebrate the music of Leonard Cohen

Little did we know that that night of mourning would be the genesis for a festival of celebration.

Broke-Ass Stuart: Revisiting Amsterdam

Nearly two decades later, it’s exciting to be back, albeit on a very different trip.

Getting a visitor’s perspective of San Francisco

Living in San Francisco can make you jaded and cynical, so hearing the insights of someone who’s seeing this place with fresh eyes is heartening.

Getting fined for gummed up sidewalks in the Tenderloin

It’s no secret that San Francisco has used the Tenderloin as a containment zone for homelessness and drug use for decades.

Any plan by Trump to deal with homelessness should scare you

We’ve seen how the Trump Administration deals with human beings it considers “undesirable.”

A letter to the Florida mayor who trashed our fine city of San Francisco

The mayor of tiny Vero Beach, Florida wrote a letter, on official letterhead, lambasting San Francisco and the Board of Supervisors.

Hiero Day is the best parts of the Bay wrapped into one event

The best part of Labor Day Weekend isn’t the Burning Man Rapture anyway, it’s Hiero Day.

Chase Center: A giant roomba that is still a bad idea

Given this incredible propensity for screwing up huge projects, none of us should be surprised that The City went ahead with this absurdly placed arena.

Why would any Jew be a Republican?

As a Jew, a loud obnoxious one at that, I’m also repeatedly flabbergasted that other Jews are Republicans.

Gun control: We have to start somewhere and now

The point of terrorism is to cause terror

Missing the days when a writer could just be a writer

Sometimes it’s easy to do this: Sit down in front of a…

What history can teach us about defeating fascism today

Beyond being a great historical tale about beating fascism, the story of the Battle of Cable Street has many important parallels to today.