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First POST: #DearCongress

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 1 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Public protest at the government shutdown starts to surface via the #DearCongress hashtag; the health insurance exchanges launch; Occupy Wall Street launches a debit card; and much, much more. Read More

What the White House is Thinking About How to Architect for Openness

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 15 2009

Taking a close look at the White House, it's not difficult to see that they're fairly quickly shifting focus from the "Why?" aspect of open government -- that is, making the case for why a more participatory, ... Read More

Guest Post: Jerry Brito Tells How to Fix

BY Jerry Brito | Thursday, June 4 2009

Jerry Brito is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the creator of, an easy-to-use alternative interface to the official site. Read More

Clearing the Public's Path in to Federal Decision-Making

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 13 2009

Jerry Brito, whose name you might recognize from his work on, has a second project called Read More