In his piece, “Against Transparency”, Lawrence Lessig dives deep into an argument for why government disclosure, even on certain salient issues like campaign finance, isn’t necessarily an absolute good when it comes to political discourse in the United States. I was specifically intrigued by his use of the Hillary Clinton example and what would eventually become [...]
We’ll get to this in a later week, but I do a lot of online activism, mostly through letters to my members of Congress. What’s relevant to a look at how social media has changed the relationship between politicians and voters is what happens after I click: “Tell Congress!” My particular congresswoman, upstanding lady that she [...]
Last week when we discussed the tea party movement, there seemed to be a bit of skepticism about its viability. But since that class, Rasmussen released a new poll with surprising results.
Rasmussen, who have been the most accurate pollsters for predicting election results (check their results if you don’t believe me), has recently conducted a poll [...]
In light of our conversation yesterday I thought it’d be interesting to post about the comments on a recent WSJ article. The Wall Street Journal has been extensively covering the latest attempts of Congress and the Obama administration to regulate the nation’s banks. The latest fight is over proprietary trading (when banks invest using their own [...]