Democrats and republicans clash over mail-in ballots amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Zadie Winthrop, Managing Editor

May 17, 2020

2020-05-15 10.48.01 On the first Tuesday of November in 2008, 2012, and 2016, I was late to school. This morning is reserved for a family trip to the polls, and my parents’ every-election-year speech about the value of democracy. To my family, and many other Americans, voting is a privilege and ri...

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

Supporters of Prop C near the Urban School. By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor.

November 27, 2018

On Nov. 6, 2018 San Francisco voters passed Proposition C to tax the city’s wealthiest businesses in an effort to increase funding for homelessness prevention. The proposition is projected to raise $300 million annually, nearly doubling the current homelessness budget of $382 million. With Propo...

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

November 2, 2018

What in God’s name is ARGENT? With Part III of this series comes my forecasting model for House, Senate and Gubernatorial elections: ARGENT. Created by me and named in honor of 538 founder Nate Silver, ARGENT uses publicly available political data to determine the “redness” or “blueness” o...

2018 Voter guide

Eli Gordon, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

While some people believe that voting in local elections is less important than voting for president, local politics can actually have a greater impact on an individual’s life. Because of this, I encourage anyone who is 18 or older to vote on June 5, when San Francisco residents will vote for their n...

Feeling Lost in the Electoral Landsacpe? Here’s a Refresher

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

The clear frontrunner in the Democratic primary is Hillary Clinton. Adopting fringe left politics such as gay marriage, cannabis decriminalisation, and gun control only when they become mainstream, Clinton is a member of the old guard but is willing to adapt; however on some issues such as militarism...

Haight Street reveals a wide spectrum of opinions on Romney, Obama, and politics as usual

Haight Street reveals a wide spectrum of opinions on Romney, Obama, and politics as usual

By the Legend staff, Staff Writer

November 8, 2012

While the rest of America was gripped by a decision between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, interviews on Election Day with people on Haight Street — a butcher, a garbage man, and an unemployed chef — revealed a range of beliefs, hopes and frustrations. "I’m probably voting,"...

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