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Reliable data in Indonesian national elections stops at campaign finance – For the second time this year, Indonesian citizens went to the polls for a national election; this time, to choose the country’s next president. In some respects, the Indonesian government is incredibly transparent about elections. The General Election Commission releases extensive amounts of data on voting demographics and counting results that can help hush accusations of corruption. Unfortunately, a level of transparency that empowers accountability does not extend to political finance regulation.


Learn 12 New Things About Karsh Kale & WIN A Pair Of Sony Headphones! – Karsh Kale Share This Post: 3 1 1 0 Have you heard Karsh Kale‘s newest release yet? Collaborating with Sony for their second season of Project Resound, Karsh has produced, “We All Fall” featuring Sabir Khan and Ankita Joshi. As soon as we heard the track, we couldn’t wait to get into the mind of one of the worlds most sought after fusion artists. For those of you who don’t know him – yet – Karsh Kale is an über talented multi-instrumentalist, genre bending producer, world renowned global fusion pioneer and quite a handsome looking fella!

How Will Jennifer Pahlka’s Year with the Feds Impact Code for America Operations? – After serving as U.S. deputy chief technology officer, CfA’s founder and executive director says in this Q&A that she’s focused on creating a government that works for the people and by the people in the 21st century. Jessica Mulholland After spending a year in Washington, D.C., as the deputy chief technology officer for the United States, Code for America Founder Jennifer Pahlka is back, and in a recent blog post, she wrote a little about the experience.

Questions remain for Mayday PAC – I won’t be asking you to DONATE NOW again and again. That bit is done. Instead, for the rest of this cycle, what you’ll hear from us is about how your campaign is working. We’ve got lots of ideas about how to make this work. We’ll be testing them and improving them and building lots that’s new. But you’ve raised the money. It’s time to get down to work. So stay tuned. With those words, Mayday PAC founder and campaign finance crusader Lawrence Lessig (who is also on the Sunlight Foundation’s Advisory Board) announced the group had met its July 4 deadline to raise $5 million, triggering an additional $5 million in contributions from wealthy donors who pledged matching funds if the PAC could raise the money by Independence Day.

A Couple Airwaves Removed from Reality: Interview with writer and director Tina Satter – “It’s a slightly abstracted, theatricalized space, because it’s theater and I’m always interested in theater taking me beyond the edges of reality.” Coming to this year’s Fringe Festival, In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL, brings an all female and genderqueer cast of football players, coaches, and cheerleaders on stage as part of the Presented Fringe. The play by Half Straddle combines the iconic imagery of football with the linguistic particularity of high school girls, all backed by a live brass band.

Couch Tour Alert | Phish At Merriweather Post Pavilion – This coming Saturday and Sunday nights Phish brings their summer tour to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. If you can’t make it to Merriweather in person, there’s an option to watch from home or wherever you have an internet connection. is serving up Pay-Per-View webcasts of both Phish shows in Maryland. The broadcasts are available in both HD and SD formats. The SD webcasts run $14.