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OrszBlog!

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 27 2009

Since handing off the Congressional Budget Office blogging conch to new director Doug Elmendorf, new Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag has been a man without a blog. No more. Ezra Klein reports and the White House Mystery Blogger™ confirms that Orszag will be blogging once again. During his OMB blogging days, Orszag liked to use the medium to highlight aspects of OMB scoring and other policy minutiae that the press might have glossed over. He seems to be taking the same approach to his new OMB blog spot, honing the narrative from inside his perch in the Executive Office of the President. He's using his second post to do some real-time pushback on the idea you see floating around in conservative circles that President Obama's new FY2010 budget includes "tax hikes during a recession."

A video of Orszag on the importance of blogging:

 

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

How to use Twitter to circumvent campaign coordination rules; the net neutrality debate keeps getting hotter; charting the gender balance at dataviz conference using dataviz; and much, much more. GO

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