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Hope for the Obama Network from Massachussetts

BY Zephyr Teachout | Wednesday, May 20 2009

There's a fantastic post about the OFA Massachussetts meeting on Bottom up Change yesterday. I recommend reading the entire post--its rich and thoughtful, and gives me some real hope for creating power out of the network ... Read More

Online Organizing Against the Bailout from the Left

BY Zephyr Teachout | Tuesday, March 17 2009

There's a new group trying to organize protests in every city on April 11. Read More

OFA: Use Openness to Mobilize

BY Zephyr Teachout | Friday, February 27 2009

Often there's a tension between the politically smart thing to do and the civically productive thing to do, and its up to citizens to demand that politicians choose the latter over the former. Right now, for at least a ... Read More

Organizing for America Will, and Should, Fail

BY Zephyr Teachout | Friday, January 30 2009

I think Organizing for America will fail in its mission to leverage Obama campaign supporters to rally powerfully behind President Obama's policies. And I think this is a very good thing. Read More

Thoughts on How to Respond when Huckabee Spreads False Emails

BY Zephyr Teachout | Tuesday, October 7 2008

Mike Huckabee's email to his list today called Franklin Raines the "Chief Economic Advisor" to Barack Obama. This is clearly false, and he should know better. Put aside existing remedies for a second--which, among other ... Read More

How Decentralized Presidential Campaigns Impacted the Bailout

BY Zephyr Teachout | Wednesday, October 1 2008

Here's a theory: Ron Paul 2008 supporters and Howard Dean 2004 supporters played an important role in the failure of the bailout bill in Congress. Both campaigns ran highly decentralized campaigns, leaving in their wake ... Read More

Political Spores

BY Zephyr Teachout | Tuesday, September 30 2008

I gave a talk tonight discussing 10 years in the future, internet and politics, what it might produce. In researching the talk I found some current day political spores. Spore, for those who haven't followed, is a ... Read More

Huckwatching the Bailout

BY Zephyr Teachout | Friday, September 26 2008

No, I am still not tired of Huckwatching (during the primaries, I made Mike Huckabee's website my personal beat). I am increasingly convinced he's running for President in 2012 if Obama is in office. For those of you not ... Read More

How much is 700 billion?

BY Zephyr Teachout | Sunday, September 21 2008

Big numbers are hard for people to process. 700 billion can start to sound like 300 billion, or 900 million for that matter. It becomes like sand grains or moon strands, magically big, past the point of counting; an ... Read More

Thoughts on the Palin Email

BY Zephyr Teachout | Friday, September 5 2008

In the last few days I have gotten an email from an inordinate number of friends of mine. The email they are forwarding purports to be from a woman from Wasilla who knew Palin. It includes lots of claims about her record ... Read More