Let’s Fix a Few Things…

Rather than doing a dance to celebrate the end of the attempted government coup by the “Tea (extortion) Party,” and the fact that their anti-democracy stunts have done nothing to reach their goals, I want to propose a few solutions to prevent this from ever happening again and to make Congress a bit more functional. “We the people…” should demand… Continue reading

Re:public — For the People Alone

Every time I hear Lawrence Lessig speak, I am deeply moved! Participate with Rootstrikers!   Related articles Lawrence Lessig Addresses What is Wrong with American Politics (itsabeautifulearth.com) Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim | Video on TED.com (tribuneofthepeople.com) Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim (baddiesboogie.com)… Continue reading

Giving Thanks Where Thanks Is Due

For all of the hoopla in the press about the national debt, Mark Knoller reminded us back in 2008, that the Bush administration added $4 trillion dollars to the national debt. With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush‘s presidency. It’s the biggest increase under any president in… Continue reading

Increasing Transparency

I have always argued that, if you are funded with the public‘s money, the public has a right to know what you’re up to with that money.  Transparency in a democracy is essential.  It prevents such hideous excess as the city manager of Bell, CA, making over $1.5 million in publicly funded salary and bonuses, which in my mind is… Continue reading