Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Progressives

Old SF money backing stealthy new right-wing group

Most start-up political organizations like a splash. They hold news events, press conferences, big galas to say: We have arrived. This is who we are, this is our agenda,...

Foreign Correspondent: Inside Biden’s international policy

Last spring, the Biden campaign decided to hit back hard against accusations of being soft on China. So the campaign produced a blistering ad attacking Trump’s failure to confront...

Foreign correspondent: Kamala Harris on war, peace, and the Middle East

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin hasn’t forgotten a 2017 meeting with members of Senator Kamala Harris’s staff to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The Israeli land and sea...

Understanding the politics of Kamala Harris

Joe Biden was never going to pick Rep. Barbara Lee as his running mate. He’s not a left-progressive-democratic socialist, and never was. So Sen. Kamala Harris is no surprise;...

Following the money in D1

District One has always been a key political battleground, a part of town that’s around 60 percent tenants and 40 percent homeowners and that, since the return of district...

Campaign money and what it shows: District 7

The latest campaign finance reports—which show a lot about how state and local races are shaping up—are now on file, and they indicate some important, if unsurprising, patterns. We will...

SF Democratic Party endorsements go (mostly) to progressives

The San Francisco Democratic Party endorsed candidates backed by the progressive wing in five of the six seats last night, with the D7 and D11 endorsements a bit unusual. Most...

The end of Shahid Buttar’s campaign — and the lessons

Shahid Buttar’s campaign against Rep. Nancy Pelosi was always a longshot. He was challenging the person most responsible for challenging Donald Trump, and while Pelosi has angered some progressives...

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

‘She Represents’ teaches teens the good, bad, and infuriating of women in politics

Large, wild quantities of joy and a smattering of acute frustration were involved in writing my first book, the YA title She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics...