Tag Archives: democracy

Saving democracy, part two

NOTE: in my last post I raised concerns about a breakdown of decision-making processes in the government. Here’s what co-ops have to do with that: Consider the parable (attributed to Paulo Friere, I believe) in which someone is sitting on … Continue reading

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Saving democracy, part one

I’ve been making occasional visits to Front Porch Republic, which is a pretty interesting blog site with an intriguing tagline: “Place. Limits. Liberty.” Most recently, I came across a piece by Patrick Deneen called “New World Order.” It is a … Continue reading

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Me and the Daily Kos (DTR)

Please pardon my recent silence. The past two weeks have been a wild combination of school starting up, taking a little vacation to my previous residence of Olympia, and several days incommunicado while on a road trip to the Western … Continue reading

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Escape from the Beltway

There are two debates on healthcare reform: The first debate is on the merits of various proposals, and how they will impact people outside of the notorious Beltway. The second debate is about motivations of the individuals and organizations pushing for those … Continue reading

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Democracy geek

Hi everyone, I’m in San Francisco for a presentation and had a school paper due tonight so not much blogging this weekend. Instead, I’m going to share a version of the paper with about the middle half of it hacked … Continue reading

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