editorials

Dispatch system would help solve S.F. cab hassles

As most people who have tried it know: Catching a cab in…

New approach to homeless admirable only if it continues

Past efforts to clean up homeless encampments in various parts of San…

Muni switchbacks are just symptom of larger problem

Riders on Muni can be singularly focused on the service issue that…

Mid-Market substation a good step for the whole neighborhood

The handful of blocks that are bounded by Sixth, Seventh, Market, Mission…

CPMC hospital deals good for San Francisco

After a long, contentious battle in which both sides walked away numerous…

Bevan Dufty making big strides on homelessness

A little more than a year ago, Bevan Dufty took what may…

Prosecutors need more discretion when it comes to charging drug offenses

The “war on drugs” is one of the greatest ongoing governmental failures…

Proposed renaming of SFO should go to the voters

Supervisor Harvey Milk’s name to San Francisco International Airport, his proposal hit…

Starving out needy is no way to deal with homelessness

There is a constant chorus of complaints about homelessness in San Francisco,…

Governments should not tax the health premiums paid by gay couples

Much is said about marriage equality for same-sex couples, and this paper…

Drug tracker can save lives, but it needs support

<p>The legislation is yet to be introduced, but lawmakers need to stand…

San Francisco needs to keep its drug-disposal program running

There’s no question about it: San Francisco’s successful drug-disposal program needs to…

Governor's new budget contains welcome reforms to school funding

Gov. Jerry Brown introduced his new state budget Thursday, and it contains…

Charlie’s owner is the only one who can save his dog

As the saying goes, if you love something, set it free. The…

Legislature should embrace proposals to reveal political donors

In 2012, a secretive group out of Arizona made the largest anonymous…

Partisan divides clear in wrangle over fiscal cliff

When Barack Obama was first inaugurated as president in 2009, post-partisanship was…

The data is clear; gun control works

Gun advocates are throwing around a lot of rhetoric and data about…

NRA is hurtling into irrelevance

While reasonable discussions about gun control have begun to occur following the…

Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre shows need for gun control now

After the bloody massacre of young children, teachers and school officials at…

City should trim employee health care costs to reduce deficit

The budget outlook for the city and county of San Francisco is…