The Transpartisan Imperative

By: Saturday August 13, 2011 10:12 am

Transpartisan alliances certainly won’t work on every issue. But when it comes to matters of transparency, accountability and the rule of law they can. Those are things we desperately need right now as we watch a corrupt system fall apart at the seams.

Golden Oldies Video: Geithner Says “No Risk” of AAA Downgrade

By: Saturday August 6, 2011 11:08 am

Anybody who is using these events to take partisan pot shots at Democrats or Republicans or liberals or the Tea Party is missing the forrest here. The Masters of the Universe are calling the shots. They stand above the law, and have no fear of it. They are politically and morally inert, and will happily work through any party and manipulate the sacred cows of any ideology in order to achieve their objectives. They are hoping that you get so wound up in tribal identification and waste your energies in an unrelenting fight against the “other” that you won’t notice the role they are playing, that of deus above the machina.

In truth neither side has any “power” but what they are temporarily granted by the Masters of the Universe in order to achieve the objective of the moment. Geithner thought it was his turn to be “it.” Too bad for Tim, it wasn’t.

Can the Internet Fix Politics?

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 10:16 am

(The following is the text of my speech at the Personal Democracy Forum on Thursday June 3, 2010 in New York City — jh) Thank you to Andrew and Micah for inviting me to be here today, and I appreciate the opportunity to speak on today’s topic: “Can the internet fix politics?” Which raises the [...]