You Can’t Evict an Idea by Sally Kohn. A Fox News Editorial that could have come from Huffington Post.

A Fox News Editorial that could have come from Huffington Post. You Can’t Evict an Idea By Sally Kohn Published November 15, 2011 The “occupy” camps were just a tactic. The 99% is a growing movement whose time has come. In the middle of the night, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and hundreds of police in … Continue reading

Changing the Game’s Change Design Lab: Coffee Party 2.0 Transition Project

Changing the Game; Power Politics and Participation and the Change Design Lab have partnered with the Coffee Party (March 2011) to conduct a four month endeavor called CP 2.0 Transition Project.  Here are some clips from Coffee Party Newsletters that describe our work. “The Coffee Party 2.0 Transition Team is working hard to lay out the strategy and infrastructure … Continue reading

5 Reasons Humanity Is Terrible at Democracy. By Mark Hill, Mar 24, 2011

Mark has got a a satirical edge to his message but it is hard to find fault in his analysis.  Enjoy.  Walt 5 Reasons Humanity Is Terrible at Democracy By Mark Hill Mar 24, 2011 Ask the average person what’s wrong with government and you’ll hear all about corrupt politicians, corporate lobbyists and shady backroom deals. But, of … Continue reading

Values, guiding principals and manifestos: That which provides common ground or ground for partisan divide and conquer?

Values, guiding principals and that wich provides common ground…..  In the partisan political game we are often talking right past each other… on purpose.  We mobilize our base/tribe by being against something or someone or some group.  We demonize and vilify for the sake of consolidating support in the quest for power in a win … Continue reading

Left and right push for President Obama ‘question time’. Politico’s MIKE ALLEN reports on “Demand Question Time”.

Obama’s give and take with Republican’s at their annual retreat raised a few eyebrows and a call for MORE! Demand Question Time is a petition created by a (transpartisan?) collection of Bloggers that you can sign if you support this idea. Think about it! Walt Excerpt from Politico:
“Demand Question Time invites visitors to sign a petition: “We live in a world that increasingly demands more dialogue than monologue. President Obama’s January 29th question-and-answer session with Republican leaders gave the public a remarkable window into the state of our union and governing process. It was riveting and educational. The exchanges were substantive, civil and candid. And in a rare break from our modern politics, sharp differences between elected leaders were on full public display without rancor or ridicule.” …

Want political shift, government reform, better democracy? One MUST read from one BIG thinker; Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Institute on Democracy.

Here is one “must read” if you want to shift our politics and have our government function better. Big and good thinker about democracy and more, Tom Atlee is with the Co-Intelligence Institute. He has a Blog called Tom-Atlee’s posterous: Random Communications from the Evolutionary Edge. If you are working on changing our politics and renewing our democracy then you have to read and consider what Tom has been thinking and writing about. Here is a recent piece in its entirety. Please go subscribe to Toms Blog and the Co-Intelligence list-serve. Enjoy. Walt
” I see an unprecedented surge of democratic consciousness-raising and creativity in the last few months and going off the charts in the last week. The Supreme Court decision directly inspired a few of these efforts, but by its extreme irrationality it also releases powerful energies that could support any number of significant initiatives and radically shift democracy in participatory, answerable, collectively intelligent directions. Anything could happen. Right now is what evolutionary political theorists call “an evolutionary moment.” ” Tom Atlee