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Sound Bites from "rebooting america"

BY Dave Witzel | Saturday, July 5 2008

I finished reading rebooting america on the 4th of July - 44 essays by very thoughtful people. You can read it too on dead tree or electrons. Here are some of my favorite bits. Read More

Policy not (much) Politics Events for July and after

BY Dave Witzel | Wednesday, July 2 2008

Whether you choose Austin, London, or DC or can't even leave your desk, plenty of opportunity to join the discussion about the future of government. Check out the Policy not (much) Politics calendar of upcoming events. Read More

Jerry Michalski Talks About Small 'g' governance

BY Dave Witzel | Monday, June 30 2008

Watch a video of Jerry Michalski at the New Politics Institute talking about "small 'g' governance" and join us when we pick up the theme on Wednesday in a participatory interview with Jerry. Read More

Sarah Schacht says "Want some candy nice legislator?"

BY Dave Witzel | Saturday, June 28 2008

Sarah Schacht, founder and Executive Director of Washington based Knowledge as Power, takes a few minutes to introduce her organization and the sweet new tools for legislators they are launching. Read More

HyperDemocracy: From Personal to Participatory and Beyond in One Day

BY Dave Witzel | Friday, June 27 2008

Day 2 of PdF took us from personal democracy through participatory democracy to hyperdemocracy powered by a series of smart white guys with great presentation skills. This is how I think it went down. Read More

John Culberson: Most Connected Congressman?

BY Dave Witzel | Wednesday, June 25 2008

John Culberson, Republican from Houston, has taken an early but wide lead as "most connected Congressman" via twitter and Qik. Read More

John Culberson: Most Connected Congressman?

BY Dave Witzel | Wednesday, June 25 2008

John Culberson, Republican from Houston, has taken an early but wide lead as "most connected Congressman" via twitter and Qik. Read More

(fake) McCain and Obama Pound Each Other on Twitter

BY Dave Witzel | Friday, June 13 2008

A bit of Friday the 13th entertainment. Go ahead, the boss isn't looking. Is she? fakeJohnMccain vs. fakeBarackObama on twitter. Read More

(fake) McCain and Obama Pound Each Other on Twitter

BY Dave Witzel | Friday, June 13 2008

A bit of Friday the 13th entertainment. Go ahead, the boss isn't looking. Is she? fakeJohnMcCain vs. fakeBarackObama on twitter. Read More

44% of American's Can't Be Wrong. Or Can They?

BY Dave Witzel | Wednesday, June 11 2008

The Congressional Management Foundation reports that citizen engagement with Congress is up dramatically while Rick Shenkman argues that American voters are dumber than door posts. Coincidence? Read More