You know how tech visionaries are always promising that the next big development will transform government and make it more accountable to the masses? You know how that never happens? Well, the free
Countable iPhone app at least makes the attempt, offering summaries of bills before Congress, along with pro-and-con arguments, then lets you vote how you think the issue should go—it also lets you instantly email your Congressional representative and your friends to let them know how you feel about an issue. Democracy is just a thumb swipe away.