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Government Petitions

One Woman's Nightmare, Another's Scrap of Hope?

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Alissa Fleck

And for those whose stories will still never be heard, hopefully voices like Temple's rising to the top will help alleviate some of their suffering too.

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.