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After the Wall St Bailout: More Plutocracy, or the Rise of Net-Powered Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 1 2008

Monday afternoon, I happened to turn the TV on just as the House of Representatives was voting on the $700 billion Bush-Paulson-Pelosi bailout bill. Watching the split-screen coverage of traders on the floor of the U.S. ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Fine Art of Voting Without Knowing

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 29 2008

The Web on the Candidates Calls for Congress to Read Bailout Bill: It was just last night that the 110-page Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was finally hammered out, but members of Congress will be asked to ... Read More

Daily Digest: Taking It to the Streets

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 25 2008

The Web on the Candidates Grassroots Bailout Anger Breaks Bounds of the Internet: It's probably not every day that Vermont socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and Kentucky's uber-conservative Senator Jim Bunning get nearly ... Read More

Daily Digest: Does a Bill That Fails on the Web Make a Sound?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 24 2008

The Web on the Candidates Bailout FAIL: Micah Sifry checks back in on the wave of protest that has greeted Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's $700 billion bailout plan. From the appearance of the "fail" meme at ... Read More