The vast majority of people in this country are making decisions on fundamentally important issues that affect our country and the world with almost no access to unbiased or intelligent information. We are reduced to trying to eke out knowledge from sound bites or political rhetoric.
Create a non partisan information source of integrity and intelligence run by a balanced group of left, right, middle, and none-of-the-above people who have demonstrated an ability to think integrally and explore different viewpoints without attachment to personal bias. This group would take issues facing our country and present the main views on them, highlighting the differences and the similarities, going into the full range of consequences of each, looking at the nuances of each, etc. and do this in a sufficiently distilled form that it can be grasped in a reasonable amount of time by at least 90% of the citizens.
It would take brave, low ego, and highly cognitively skilled people who are willing to set aside personal bias to man it and truly work with one another. It would also take people with a great ability to explain complex ideas clearly without reducing them to sound bites or over generalizations.
If it truly kept to its purpose, it could become a source of solid information for people trying to make up their minds about these very difficult and poorly comprehended issues.
I see it beginning as a small think tank that prepares short explanatory video and audio essays on various subjects, e.g. health care, the economy, big vs. small government, etc., perhaps the first essay being an overview of the existing points of view on the broad topic, the risks and benefits and possible outcomes of each, etc. followed by more targeted essays on aspects of a topic (the deficit, job creation, taxation). That way people could go more deeply if they wanted to but others would have at least some information.
The “essays” could be available on podcast via Integral and other sites that wanted to present this kind of information (TED perhaps?). If the think tank maintained its integrity and became known for it, donations could be forthcoming to fund exposure in more mainstream media.
And if Obama isn’t interested (likely, since it would show up weaknesses in any politically motivated positions), Integral could take it on! I would personally be happy to help pull something like this together.