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Send Them Home: Walter Kirn Joins Ralph Benko in Calling for a Virtual Congress

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, December 12 2011

Left meets right? A friend of PdM, Bari George, points out this PBS video by Walter Kirn, author of "Up in the Air," where he suggests the way to fix Washington is to make Congress virtual. The strength of America, he says, is in dispersed networks of knowledge, but Washington behaves like a "lump of concentrated power." The answer is to let Congress vote from home, which, intriguingly enough, is what conservative populist Ralph Benko has also been pushing.