Welcome to Washington, Mr. Foster


Chris Soghoian writes at his blog Surveillance State about how Capitol Hill just got its first computer geek lawmaker.  Last Saturday, Bill Foster, a physicist with a Ph.D. from Harvard, won a special election to replace former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who resigned late last year. Here’s a lawmaker who no doubt understands the power of technology for  Democratic renewal.

Lawrence Lessig writes that Foster is "the kind of CHANGE Congress needs." 

And Foster’s already had an impact.  Tuesday evening, Foster cast what was quite possibly the deciding vote on H.Res.895, which would establish an Office of Congressional Ethics. Nice start.