Uncle Sam said it first: I want you. Gross or not, theres an erotics to American politics, to its pretence of one-on-one communication, of direct eye contact, of representation, of solicitation. Artist Janelle Rebel plays hard and fast with this state of affairs in her Dear Vern web archive, where since March 2018 shes been collecting the InstaPolls sent out weekly by her congressman, Vern Buchanan, a Republican from Floridas 16th district. She also occasionally writes him love letters of a vanguard sort, which tip the scales of weird obsession toward a public figure in remarkably uncomfortable ways. (But hey, theyre really asking for it.) Because Buchanans polls remain active, anyone can still weigh in on the death penalty, defunding the police, socialism, Trumps impeachment, colonizing the moon, and other issues of yesterday and today. The results appear immediately, addictively and terrifyingly. Give me parliamentary-style democracy any day.