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Evolving Democracy for the 21st Century

(2) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 1:50 PM

Network technology has irrevocably changed campaigning and elections. It has the potential to transform governance and the workings of our democracy for the better. These improvements, however, have been slow in coming. Innovations in governance have been thwarted by politics as usual and resistance to devolution of power away from...

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What's in a Name? Open Gov and Good Gov

(3) Comments | Posted April 7, 2011 | 5:24 PM

Last week the White House launched a new website about Good Government.

The site's name appears to be responding to the demands of major watchdog groups (and distances open government from national security questions), who want "accountability data," including information about government spending and the workings of political...

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Why Cutting E-Gov Funding Threatens American Jobs

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2011 | 11:23 AM

The House of Representatives is proposing cutbacks to the E-Government technology fund to reduce it down to $2 million, less than the money needed to maintain a single major website. 

Without the funding, the USA will not be able to maintain the national spending data portal (

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