Ways to improve the US Government (the titular "other" of the forum)
I'm interested in ideas, and especially associated movements, to improve conditions in the US under the current form of government. Please refrain from idea hinging on the collapse of the current system.
Here are some ideas I'm looking to support:* Campaign finance reform. (Limiting the influence of private campaign donors by regulating the campaign process.)* Elections system reform. (Moving away from proprietary software, to OSS; emphasis on audit trails.)* Universal healthcare (Not the elimination of private health plans, but illness shouldn't bankrupt US citizens.)* Funding OK'd for embryonic stem cell research (The opposition is preying on ignorance and emotions to stop a promising source of potential treatments for terrible diseases.)
What are some other things that should be done, and how do we do them?