“Got Milk? Obamacare Crushed, Crashed, or Clogged?

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Posted on October 7, 2013 by Ruth O’Brien

Are you frustrated?  Are you seeing the glass as half-empty or half-full in the long saga about Obamacare?  Well, the weekend Internet workers (federal contractors, subcontractors, I wonder) got it working, and so we can all take it down a notch.

Thinking about the Internet crush rather than a crash or clogging, why (again) can’t we vote this way?  To be sure, state-by-state or even institution-by-institution, we as Americans could register, and then potentially vote.

Here’s the key:  Just divert some of those federal contractors and subcontractors working for Booz Allen to make sure we all vote, or at least register to vote in real time.  They already sort through our data on a meta level (e.g. Google-like machines and algorithms that conduct keyword searches).  I, for one, could use a nudge down to those polls, or at least a cute pop-up reminder and a smiley face once I vote for my mayor.

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About Ruth O'Brien

Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Ruth-O-Brien)

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