Maureen Erwin

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

Having trouble keeping track of the latest Republican House members who have…

Can the US ‘keep’ its Republic?

Are you numb yet? Are the daily disasters (fires, hurricanes, Trump administration…

San Francisco is a political proving ground

Learning of Mayor Ed Lee’s passing last week was deeply shocking and…

Twitter still turning blind eye to abusive bots

It’s been one year since I started this column at the San…

What is Donna Brazile thinking?

Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, just…

The ‘ism’ that’s still acceptable

Most women cannot run with a firehose; therefore, women should not be…

No time for rookies: Despite past missteps, stalwart Feinstein is still the answer

It’s official: Sen. Dianne Feinstein is in, planning to run for another…

Why use the term ‘Antifa’?

Antifa. The term is increasingly being used to scoop many people into…

How we shut down the hate in San Francisco

After the violence in Charlottesville and the reaction by Donald Trump, let…

How to fight a kleptocracy and win

Have we found Vladimir Putin’s Achilles’ heel? The Russian president likes to…

In an era of bots and fake news, we must appreciate real people

As a political consultant, I am responsible for at least some of…

Vladimir Putin needs a time-out

Russian intelligence operatives are driving around, presumably doing reconnaissance on our nation’s…

Your social media feed is anything but random

#Disinfoweek. It’s a thing. It’s happening now. And here’s a phrase I…

Politicians are people, too

The prospect of dinner conversations veering into politics during the holidays boosts…

It’s time for Democrats to take the long view

Unity isn’t easy. Especially among idealists. Sometimes, we Democrats even ugly cry…

France sets precedent for propaganda crackdown

Say it with me: Robots. Are. Not. People. The Putinbots who were…

Searching for proof of Amy

There’s a powerhouse advocate of President Donald Trump on Twitter. She doesn’t…

Modern warfare looks nothing like it once did

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the Democrat serving as vice-chair of the U.S.…

What would Sun Tzu do?

Sun Tzu, the Chinese military general and tactician born in 544 BC,…

Can San Francisco rely on tech leaders to recognize and resist global catastrophe?

Tech companies have a libertarian streak that we sometimes find in conflict…