Hearing on Proxy Voting

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: The House Rules Committee is to be commended on holding a day-long hearing March 17 on proxy floor voting and remote committee proceedings — two emergency pandemic procedures initiated in the last Congress. All told, 16 House members...

Local Deliberation

Jonathan E. Collins and Julian Bessinger have a Brookings article titled ” The case for participatory democracy during educational crisis.” In 2010, an organization called Everyday Democracy (ED) organized the Strong Start for Children (SSFC)...

The Splinternet

Nathan Gardels at Noema: The splinternet has predictably evolved into wars among platforms armed with predisposed views of reality that resist external checks on perceptions.   As Claire Webb writes in Noema, epistemes or paradigms determine how information is...

Arnold’s Master Class

At PolitiFact, Angie Drobnic Holan explains what Governor Schwarzenegger did write in his message to the Russian people. Start in a friendly way. Schwarzenegger doesn’t address the hardest thing first. On the contrary, he begins the video by thanking “my dear...