I shall be attending a conference next month run by Slugger O'Tool. More about that next week, but check out, http://www.politicalinnovation.org/ and you can find out what it is about. They want new ideas to change politics. Over to you. I shall endeavour to present your ideas to the conference if they appeal to me and there is an opportunity to do so.
This article by Andrew Regan struck a chord with me. In it he calls for a new kind of scrutiny for bloggers:
the spreading of false beliefs – without the evidence to support them – is bad for all of us, as is the displacement of informed argument by mere rhetoric..
We need a solution that allows writers to write and thinkers to get their thoughts into print, but that gives the ultimate power of scrutiny over blogs, online newspapers, and think-tanks – whether they like it or not – to their millions of readers..
Read his solution and tell me what you think.