If Politicians Had to Debug Laws Like Software, They’d Fix the Bugs | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

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 […]

Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world | Video on TED.com

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 […]

California Takes Steps to Ease Landmark Law Protecting Environment

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