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San Francisco news and analysis from The Nation
December 19, 2022
The rise and fall of a would-be media tycoon.
September 21, 2022
Remembering Ying Lee
Looking back at the life of a trailblazing activist and Berkeley’s first Asian American city council member.
August 17, 2022
Oakland’s Largest Homeless Camp Dodges the Bullet—for Now
Under a freeway maze near a train yard, residents of Oakland’s largest and oldest encampment are being forced to leave. Where will they go?
July 4, 2022
What Chesa Boudin’s Recall Means for Children With Incarcerated Parents
If we want to seriously reform our criminal justice system, we need to listen to those who have felt the human costs of incarceration.
June 14, 2022
Why Prosecutorial Reform Will Outlive Chesa Boudin’s Recall
Many other progressive attorneys general have handily won reelection in recent years.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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June 1, 2022
Fear & Loathing in San Francisco: How Chesa Boudin Got Blamed
In this reputedly progressive city, tech and real estate money has bankrolled a centrist backlash.
Christopher D. Cook
November 25, 2020
Good Times and End Times on 26th and Folsom
The weed is legal, the virus is spiking, and kids dream of robots protecting their families from the landlord.
April 21, 2020
The Extinction Crisis Devastating San Francisco Bay
The San Francisco Bay’s rich ecosystem is collapsing—and the region’s liberal leaders bear part of the blame.
November 4, 2019
The San Francisco Establishment Is Desperate to Stop Chesa Boudin
Boudin’s insurgent campaign has enough momentum to send him to victory in the DA’s race. The mayor and police are determined not to let that happen.
October 22, 2019
Chesa Boudin Wants to Bring Restorative Justice to San Francisco
Boudin is running for the city’s district attorney seat to make the criminal justice system’s extreme racial and economic disparities a thing of the past.