Maureen Erwin

Unlike proprietary voting systems developed by corporations, open-source voting is public, transparent and allows for the highest level of scrutiny. (Courtesy photo)

Open-source voting is the answer to hacking concerns

Will we ever have a voting system that is completely error-proof and…

Unlike proprietary voting systems developed by corporations, open-source voting is public, transparent and allows for the highest level of scrutiny. (Courtesy photo)
Companies like Facebook have taken steps to identify and minimize fake news, but San Francisco must lead the charge in stressing the importance of credible information. (Courtesy photo)

In a post-truth era, San Francisco can fight back with media literacy

As we enter an era in which our nation will be led…

Companies like Facebook have taken steps to identify and minimize fake news, but San Francisco must lead the charge in stressing the importance of credible information. (Courtesy photo)
Supervisor Scott Wiener’s victory over Supervisor Jane Kim in the state Senate race boiled down to “undecided voters” in the final weeks of the campaign. (Photo, left: Joel Angel Juarez; right: Aleah Fajardo)

How Scott Wiener narrowly defeated Jane Kim for state Senate

After narrowly pulling off a win in the June primary against Scott…

Supervisor Scott Wiener’s victory over Supervisor Jane Kim in the state Senate race boiled down to “undecided voters” in the final weeks of the campaign. (Photo, left: Joel Angel Juarez; right: Aleah Fajardo)
What gives, California? Only 53 percent of the states voters opted to affirm an advisory measure to overturn Citizens United. (Courtesy photo)

Is money in politics a problem?

Is money in politics a problem? Most people agree that it is.…

What gives, California? Only 53 percent of the states voters opted to affirm an advisory measure to overturn Citizens United. (Courtesy photo)