Lessig @ TED

I have made no secret of my support of Larry Lessig‘s Change Congress effort. In his TED presentation, he clearly articulates the need for it, stating that government of, for, and by the people has certainly withered in our lifetimes. He presents a reasoned case for why changing the way we fund campaigns is essential to the survival of the… Continue reading

There She Blows

Government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations. Today the Supreme Court (5-4) just handed the Republicans (and a lot of Democrats too) a huge bonus: unfettered access to corporate funding, effectively making a broken political system completely unaccountable the to will of the people. The legacy of George W. Bush lives on to feast on the… Continue reading

Fighting Being Disillusioned

I’ve actually been thinking more and more about leaving the US. I mean: for good. I find myself so disillusioned with what is happening in my native land. My country forces education reform that is destroying creativity, problem solving, deep thinking, and analysis of knowledge to inform carefully considered long term solution-making for the immediacy of factionalized curriculum memorization. My… Continue reading