Policy

Why BronxWorks Matters

Tom Watson is proud to serve as a board member of BronxWorks, the largest settlement house serving the Bronx. As a former Bronx political reporter and lifelong New Yorker, Tom believes that as the Bronx goes, so goes New York and much of the nation. Home to every immigrant group imaginable and to the challenges […]

Learning to Lead: Facebook, Egypt and The Social Network

On Sunday night, Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network will be one of the two or three betting favorites for the year’s best picture at the annual Academy Awards extravaganza in Hollywood. The film tells the (largely fictionalized) early story of Facebook, wrapped in the coming-of-age tale of founder Mark Zuckerberg and the compromises he chose […]

Guest Post: Hillary Clinton on Social Media and Causes

Okay, so it’s not formally a guest post per se – but we think this section of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech to gradautes of Barnard College yesterday touches as much of a ‘CauseWired’ chord as any talk by a major political figure of late: Some months ago here in New York, I had […]

Transformational Government: The Ultimate Wired Cause

Most of the old Palace of Westminster was lost in a disastrous fire in 1834, and much of what was rebuilt to form the modern Parliament chambers of Great Britain by the Victorians was damaged or destroyed by German bombs in the Second World War. So the seat of British democracy is a mixture of […]

Organizing Around Public Policy

Politicians, especially the national variety, have gone super-social in their Internet pleading for votes – and many create real causes around their candidacy. But actual policy work is still pretty rate. I’m prejudiced because I sit on their board, but the folks at the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, a progressive think tank in […]