Stories about Politics

The stunning corruption that shows why supporters are pushing a Dark Money initiative

Real-estate developers have found ways around the existing laws and poured vast sums into local campaigns.

Will Newsom sign PG&E bailout bill?

Measure that would harm public power and clean energy efforts sails through the Legislature.

Deputy Sheriffs Association resorts to bizarre Red Scare tactics in DA race

Union posts a video by the John Birch Society -- that old racist McCarthy-era group that still somehow lives -- to attack Chesa Boudin.

What if the ‘moderates’ are wrong, about everything?

Forget our ideological differences -- what if the mainstream Democrats (and Yimbys like Scott Wiener) simply have their facts wrong?

Pride 2019: Politics and images

Fifty years after Stonewall, Pride is a corporate brand, leading to protests -- and along the way, real issues got addressed.

Tobacco industry freaks out about vaping ban in SF

The critics are missing the point -- the ban is all about protecting kids from an industry that aggressively sought to hook them on nicotine.

Party Radar: ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2019

Pink Block, Polka Dots, Hot Pants, Pullin' Pork, Fake & Gay, and more musts for this bonkers week.

Screen Grabs: A ‘sex raft’ run amuck

'70s experiments and radical cinema, a forgotten early film pioneer, and a sweet, odd Japanese rom-com come to big screens.

Tracing how Silicon Valley treats women in ‘The Fit’

Carey Perloff's new comedy is inspired by Ellen Pao's case, and explores "who’s making this stuff and how it gets used."

Review: Herd mentality writ large (and snorting) in ‘Rhinoceros’

ACT stages menacing yet side-splitting tale of a society trampled by rampaging crisis.