Category Archives: politics

Save the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is under attack — from within. The board is trying to shut members out from having a voice — forever. Please read the important note above, follow @savesfbike and vote no in the referendum.

Quick Cruz and Paul updates

Good news: Ted Cruz’s https homepage no longer 404s: $ curl -I https://tedcruz.org/ HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Server: cloudflare-nginx Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 02:03:46 GMT Content-Type: text/html Connection: keep-alive Set-Cookie: __cfduid=d738dec08ca404d83f8aa2b5baafa66821429063426; expires=Thu, 14-Apr-16 02:03:46 GMT; path=/; domain=.tedcruz.org; HttpOnly Location: … Continue reading

Presidential candidate website tech, compared

Today, Hillary Clinton announced that she’s running for president. She also launched a new website. Over the next year, political pundits will spend far too much time dissecting the horse race, scandals (real or imagined), the electoral college and more … Continue reading

Ain’t no party like a no-party party

Sometimes indepenence isn’t enough. Want to make sure folks know you’re not a member of a political party? Here are 74 ways people have done this: Do not wish to specify dont have one Dont have one. dont know dont … Continue reading

Declaring independence … from the dictionary

Be careful when you give people a freeform text field. They’ll get creative. Here are 28 — yes, 28 — ways people spelled “independent”: endapendent IDEPENDENT Ind. Indenpent indepant Indepdendent Indepedent indepenant Independance Independanr Independence Independent independiant independient independnt Indepenent indepent Indepentant … Continue reading

Bruce Schneier briefed congress on the NSA

I suggested that we hold this meeting in a SCIF, because they wanted me to talk about top secret documents that had not been made public. The problem is that I, as someone without a clearance, would not be allowed … Continue reading

New political tech group

Check out parra bellum labs, the RNC’s new innovation group.

Ellen Miller’s brilliant vision for open government

Let’s imagine in for a moment what it would be like if everything the government can share publicly were made public as it happened. If every law, report, inspection, regulation, enforcement action, budget and meeting that we should be aware … Continue reading

Kathleen Wynne on women and opportunity

This morning, Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s premier-designate spoke at a news conference. Her remarks on women jumped out at me: I don’t know if any of you remember, or have seen my maiden speech, where I talked about coming to the … Continue reading

Why internet-based voting is a bad idea