Micah L. Sifry, a former Nation associate editor, is co-founder and executive director of Civic Hall. His most recent book, edited with Tiago Peixoto, is Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good.
For government to represent the interests of average people, public officials have to be liberated from their dependence on private interests to finance their campaigns.
In Washington, a city in which (to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf) all is gossip, corruption and chatter, the end-of-summer buzz has been about Pat Buchanan and whether he’ll bolt the Republic
March 28: SECURITY (I)
At moments, I wonder whether we’ve left America.
On January 4, 1999, Jesse Ventura will be sworn in as the new governor of Minnesota amid a media deluge not seen since the state hosted the Super Bowl.