There’s one simple way to get our do-nothing legislators off the dime: Have them eat their own dog food. In the software world, dogfooding works because when you’re forced to live with your own code, you quickly diagnose problems — and how to solve them. If Politicians Had to Debug Laws Like Software, They’d […]
A man’s family released video of his death, hoping to get criminal charges levied against the officer who ran him over. Video shows cop running over man – CNN.com Video
Hedge funds and other sophisticated investors are using FOIA requests to obtain nonpublic information from the FDA and other federal agencies. Hedge funds use Freedom of Information Act to dig for nonpublic information.
Deciding how much should be invested in fighting climate change depends on your investment outlook. Counting the Cost of Fixing the Future
It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world’s problems. So who’s actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let’s give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these “urban homeboys” are solving pressing problems on their own turf — and […]
The law requires rigorous reviews of environmental fallout from construction projects, and is often invoked in lawsuits to block or delay them. California Takes Steps to Ease Landmark Law Protecting Environment
At least two million people also fall ill each year, officials found in research that was the first to quantify a growing public health problem. Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Lead to 23,000 Deaths a Year, C.D.C. Finds