Stories about Elections

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and the rise of community-based organizations in SF

Two new books on the bizarre chapter in local history ignore the important political outcome.

The Ukraine elections, Putin, and Trump

How the presidential election in a former Soviet state is related to the Russiagate scandal

Supes put dark money measure on November ballot

Mar and eight colleagues support plan to limit pay-to-play and secret independent-expenditure campaigns.

Venezuela: Democratic uprising or US coup?

Trump is strangling the country while US oil companies envision big profits.

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.