politics Archives

  1. considering Lessig

    So Lessig isn’t saying no to Congress quite yet. This really should excite me; to call Lessig one of my heroes is not a stretch at all. Lawrence Lessig 1 by Mario Carvajal. License: My initial response was, I think, pretty solid: Lessig would make a very good Congressman. He’s proven in his Creative Commons…

  2. Lessig for Congress?

    Wowza. As I just submitted to /.: With the unfortunate passing of Congressman Tom Lantos parts of Silicon Valley and San Francisco will be having a special election in June to send a replacement to Congress. Given the area, it would be great to have someone who is both tech and policy-aware fill the seat-…

  3. Yes, we can.

    Hope – Obama (Shepard Fairey poster) by Steve Rhodes. License: Today is a unique day in my lifetime; a primary day where almost 1/2 of states are voting, but where the outcome is still very much in doubt. If you’re in one of those states, whether or not you agree with me about Obama, find…

  4. a vast flood of random web/legal curiosities

    Hello ABA Journal readers. Welcome to my blog! You may want to look at the copyright license this blog is under, and my explanation of Why I Blog. You may also want to subscribe only to the law feed, since much of what I write about is technology or personal. Law feed posts are guaranteed…

  5. morning link bits

    All too short and insubstantive piece on the Amazon ‘top reviewers’. Reminds me a bit of the wikipedia cabal discussion. We will eventually demand transparency in these institutions, I think. (via the awesome furdlog– must-read if you want to keep tabs on some of the big picture tech policy issues, especially as understood by the…

  6. sunstein on obama

    I’ve told people that I support Obama in part because I’d rather gamble on someone who wants to lead 60% of the country than to be certain of another four years of someone who can at best lead 51% of the country. Cass Sunstein has some similar thoughts that may be worth reading if you’re…