Greg Cohn’s (Other) Blog: Some first principles of politics

Greg Cohn’s (Other) Blog: Some first principles of politics

http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf

Watched this last night and was floored. It’s enough to make any reasonable person feel angry and pretty hopeless. I’m not sure what else I’m supposed to feel after watching this except to get more involved in politics. 

apoplecticskeptic:

60 Minutes — Jack Abramoff: The Lobbyist’s Playbook

Without massive overhaul of our current system, we are so completely screwed. Let this be the beginning of the end of the wholesale abduction of our democracy.

WATCH. THIS. VIDEO.

Why is it that when Republicans and Democrats need to solve the budget and the deficit, there’s deadlock, but when Hollywood lobbyists pay them $94 million dollars to write legislation, people from both sides of the aisle line up to co-sponsor it?

Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on CNBC. (via wilwheaton)