Lobbyist: “Are we going to let the American people decide our defense policy, our trade policy, our immigration policy?”

The Sunlight Foundation wants the public to review, criticize and edit proposed congressional bills at Public Markup. But, but … the lobbyists just don’t like this idea! “I don’t think the way you advocate is to put everything online and say, ‘All right American people, weigh in on that,’ because then what’s next?” Miller [past […]


THIS is How you Wipe out Crony Capitalism

In Wired’s Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig Bets ‘Wikipedia’ Approach Will Transform Congress, I found this interesting statement: “The problem we face is … the problem of crony capitalism using money to capture government,” … “The challenge is whether in fact we can change this. The political experts tell you that it can’t be done […]