Participedia is extremely fortunate to have social media guru Alexandra Samuel as a founding member of our executive committee. She has been instrumental in every phase of the project, even as she maintains a whirlwind work life that would likely leave many of us breathless. We think you will enjoy this profile of Alexandra that is part of the Vancouver Sun's seriese of "Who We Are" profiles of some of the most interesting, dynamic people living in the greater Vancouver metro area.
In the Republican convention this week, we have a specter of what that might look like. Citizenship and the commonwealth are disappearing like the cat in Alice in Wonderland. It is up to all of us to bring them back.
Today, we face new and daunting challenges. Public opinion research shows that Americans are deeply worried about long term problems which neither government nor markets, by themselves, can solve.
Aug 15 '12
In Minnesota, the citizen politics used by MN United may show that a different kind of politics is not only civic -- concerned with the long-term health of the public culture, in addition to the issue at hand. It is also effective on one of the most contentious issues of our time.