Citizen Participation and Google: I’m Feeling Lucky

Over at GonePublic, my fellow Masonite Noelle McAfee has a post on the White House’s new Office of Citizen Participation, directed by ex-Google product manager Katie Jacobs Stanton.  After a quick moment of congratulation, Dr. McAfee moves on to the critical reflections: Who is engaging whom? how? for what? At present, there’s little information about… Continue reading Citizen Participation and Google: I’m Feeling Lucky

GAO Report reveals effects of signing statements

The Government Accountability Office has shown that the Executive Branch is ignoring certain provisions of laws passed by Congress. Though it seems strange until you remember that the ‘A’ in GAO was once ‘Accounting,’ the GAO focused only on appropriations acts from the fiscal year 2006… ignoring the much juicier signing statements regarding torture, wiretapping… Continue reading GAO Report reveals effects of signing statements