Stories about Elections

PG&E is in bankruptcy court — and public power may be the only way out

The state has allowed PG&E to socialize risk and privatize profit. That might not be an option any more.

Corporate Democrats win in SF state delegate elections

Chiu and Wiener slate wins with candidates who do not represent a winning strategy for 2020.

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

Public money finances secret meetings of powerful group—to encourage the Growth Machine with no protections for tenants and no barriers against displacement, all in the name of solving the housing crisis.

Have you read these? Our top stories of 2018

Two elections, two mayors, tragic fires, #metoo reckonings, big wins, hard losses, and more marked a tumultuous year

Sex, Russia, and impeachment

Blaming Trump's victory on Russia is not a smart narrative for Democrats, and could backfire.

How the Yimbys got slaughtered in the November SF election

It's hard to campaign to be a neighborhood supervisor when you attack neighborhoods.

The politics of the Milk-Moscone assassinations

The killings undermined a growing progressive/neighborhood movement and put downtown back in power -- for years.

Israel loses politically in Gaza battle

Military power won't win this war; there has to be a solution that recognizes Palestinian rights to land.

Election winners and losers in SF

A lot of votes still to count, but it looks like a big night for progressives -- and a rough night for Big Tech and Real Estate (and the mayor)

Late turnout strong

At USF, record-breaking student vote