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What Is the Democratic Function of the White House's We The People Petition Website?

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

The recent story in the WSJ ridiculing the "we'll-take-any-question politics" of the White House's new petition website is a chatty, well-written article, bereft of any curiosity about democratic function.

The White House's New We the People Petition Website

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.11.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

The president should be applauded for launching this democratically enhancing but politically risky initiative. However, We The People will probably only have a short life.