I’m excited to post Show # 249, February 26, my interview with Lorelei Kelly of the New America Foundation on technology and legislative decision-making. Lorelei has done unique, critical and groundbreaking working focusing on the collapse of substantive expertise within Congress. More recently, Lorelei has been working on how governments can build resiliency into the legislative process in order to be able to operate effectively and proactively in our dynamic society. Thus, e-government, Congress’ current state, the challenges of policy-making in today’s DC, and her concept of “resilient government” was the focus of our discussion. Lorelei’s work deserves significant attention, I’m an unabashed fan, and she’s an engaging speaker, so I hope that you enjoy the show!
(a) The State of Our Union is Strong (in Oregon), Huffington Post, January 16, 2016.
(b) Civility Is a National Security Issue, Huffington Post, March 25, 2016.
(c) Congress’ Wicked Problem, Open Society Institute, documenting the destruction of expertise capacity within Congress.