Election 2020

State senate candidates Jackie Fielder (top right) and incumbent Scott Wiener (bottom row) participated in an online debate on Oct. 3. Screenshot

Approaches to housing at heart of SF state senate race

Incumbent state Sen. Scott Wiener has authored and backed dozens of bills…

State senate candidates Jackie Fielder (top right) and incumbent Scott Wiener (bottom row) participated in an online debate on Oct. 3. Screenshot
Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead

Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead

By Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump rejected the idea…

Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead
The vice presidential campaign debate between Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seen on TV in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Harris, Pence defend their tickets with an eye on their political futures

Pence portrays Harris as ‘more liberal than Bernice Sanders’ with a ‘radical environmental agenda’

The vice presidential campaign debate between Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seen on TV in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
“Totally Under Control” looks at how the Trump administration failed in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Neon)

‘Totally Under Control’ details Trump’s COVID failures

‘Planters’ a whimsical comedy with heart

“Totally Under Control” looks at how the Trump administration failed in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Neon)
President Donald Trump, pictured at a campaign rally in Wisconsin in September, continually puts people in danger by not wearing a mask. (Courtesy photo)

I’m glad the whole Trump administration caught COVID

President and his followers have unleashed a tidal wave of misery

President Donald Trump, pictured at a campaign rally in Wisconsin in September, continually puts people in danger by not wearing a mask. (Courtesy photo)
Voters are being asked to approve Proposition D, which would provide long-overdue transparency and accountability in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. D will increase accountability for law enforcement

By Chesa Boudin and Mano Raju As voices ring out across our…

Voters are being asked to approve Proposition D, which would provide long-overdue transparency and accountability in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Proposition H will rewrite city permitting rules for retailers and restaurants. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Proposition H will hurt businesses and residents

By Jonathan Axelrad Proposition H is a shocking attack on the planning…

Proposition H will rewrite city permitting rules for retailers and restaurants. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
President Donald Trump arrives with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to introduce her as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The growing number of COVID-19 diagnoses among Republicans could complicate efforts to confirm Barrett before the November election. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Questions emerge about timing and severity of President Trump’s coronavirus infection

By Noah Bierman, Chris Megerian and Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times White…

President Donald Trump arrives with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to introduce her as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The growing number of COVID-19 diagnoses among Republicans could complicate efforts to confirm Barrett before the November election. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
A civil, thoughtful 1965 debate between James Baldwin, left, and William F. Buckley was the antithesis of the square-off between the November 2020 U.S. presidential candidates. (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

Historic debate highlights just how bad the Trump-Biden debacle really was

James Baldwin and William F. Buckley thoughtful, eloquent in 1965 face-off over race

A civil, thoughtful 1965 debate between James Baldwin, left, and William F. Buckley was the antithesis of the square-off between the November 2020 U.S. presidential candidates. (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)
City unveils new outdoor voting center

City unveils new outdoor voting center

By Daniel Montes Bay City News Service San Francisco city officials on…

City unveils new outdoor voting center
The Ecosocialist party is pulling all of its candidates from the provincial election Ashwini Manohar Executive Director for the party, said. Edward Quinlan was nominated as the Stikine riding candidate on Sept. 25. (Ecosocialist Party photo)

Ecosocialist Party pulls all candidates from the provincial election

Green Party yet to announce a candidate for North Coast riding

  • Oct 1, 2020
The Ecosocialist party is pulling all of its candidates from the provincial election Ashwini Manohar Executive Director for the party, said. Edward Quinlan was nominated as the Stikine riding candidate on Sept. 25. (Ecosocialist Party photo)
Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk

Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk

Sneaky wording in ballot initiative would leave gig economy workers in the lurch

Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk
George W. Bush was elected to the U.S. presidency twice, but won the popular vote once. (Courtesy photo)

What is the Electoral College and why do we have one?

It’s not representative of the actual electorate, nor was it designed to be when it was formed over 200 years ago

George W. Bush was elected to the U.S. presidency twice, but won the popular vote once. (Courtesy photo)
Key takeaways from chaotic first presidential debate between Trump and Biden
Key takeaways from chaotic first presidential debate between Trump and Biden
President Donald Trump reportedly owns a 30 percent stake in 555 California St. (Shutterstock)

Investors like Trump should pay more for COVID relief, affordable housing

By Dean Preston The lack of affordable housing in San Francisco has…

President Donald Trump reportedly owns a 30 percent stake in 555 California St. (Shutterstock)
The Richmond District, like other neighborhoods, is struggling with the impact of the pandemic. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall shouldn’t kick people when they’re down

Growing up in the Richmond District, I remember buying toys at King…

The Richmond District, like other neighborhoods, is struggling with the impact of the pandemic. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)
People have left San Francisco, where streets have been spookily empty since the pandemic began. (Courtesy photo)

What an odd, half full city San Francisco has become

Despite feeling empty, mad and sad, we can make changes by getting out the vote

People have left San Francisco, where streets have been spookily empty since the pandemic began. (Courtesy photo)
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Candidates vie for four seats on SF school board

Pandemic adds to pressing issues already facing SFUSD leaders

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Proposition 15, a measure on the November ballot, provides for increased funding for public schools in California. (Courtesy photo)

Votes for Prop. J and Prop. 15 will improve public education

People can support schools on Election Day

Proposition 15, a measure on the November ballot, provides for increased funding for public schools in California. (Courtesy photo)
A survey of 1,569 registered Asian American voters conducted from July 15 to Sept. 10, 2020 revealed interesting trends. (Courtesy photo)

In Brown Type: New survey finds engagement and trend to progressivism among Asian American voters

The 2016 election and ‘Trump effect’ have fired up the voting bloc

A survey of 1,569 registered Asian American voters conducted from July 15 to Sept. 10, 2020 revealed interesting trends. (Courtesy photo)