With Dingell out, the race to be the top Democrat on technology is wide open

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) have already said they would like to be the next top liberal on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Congress is losing one of its biggest nerds

Rocket scientist Rush Holt is retiring.

People in Silicon Valley yawned at the shutdown. They shouldn’t have.

Some in Silicon Valley think Washington's dysfunction doesn't affect them. Here's why they're wrong.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Oct 17, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg still has a lot to learn about politics

The Facebook founder risks underestimating how clogged things are in Washington.

Congress starts investigating Bitcoin

Senators seek "holistic and whole-government approach" to regulating the virtual currency.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Aug 13, 2013

Why waiting for Congress to fix cybersecurity is a waste of time

Congress' latest cybersecurity bill is a far cry from its earlier incarnations.

Senators lash out at NSA for excessive secrecy

Top lawmakers criticized the Obama administration for dragging its heels on transparency.

Why does Amazon have more books from the 1880s than the 1980s? Blame copyright.

Congress has repeatedly extended copyright terms. The result? Far more works from before 1923 are in print than from the mid-20th Century.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 31, 2013

Here’s why ‘trust us’ isn’t working for the NSA any more

The disclosures from the NSA have raised as many questions as they have answered.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 30, 2013

You can now cast votes alongside your Congress member, in real time

Capitol Bells, an iPhone app, lets constituents "vote" on legislation.

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