New politics is the best politics
Genuine politics, not the utopian kind, will continue to be conducted using the old methods. Because when a minister is having a hard time, he doesn’t make do with Facebook or Twitter but runs to the columnists and political commentators to generate support.
The ministers who came to Sunday’s cabinet meeting got their first glimpse of the “smart table”: a network of Samsung tablet computers meant to replace the piles of paperwork, including bills and printouts of PowerPoint displays, that used to confront cabinet members. From now on, they’ll be able to read all the material, take a position on it and vote on their tablets. The photograph distributed by...
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