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Moms Call In the Vote

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Monday, November 3 2008

No doubt, moms are a hot voting bloc. We'll all be looking to see if and how both married women and unmarried women turn out and vote tomorrow. TheMotherhood.com has launched this nifty new tool called "Moms Call In the ... Read More

Do you have to be a "political blogger" to be a blogger with political influence?

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Monday, June 9 2008

I shouldn't admit this, but the one single blog I check every day no matter what is PerezHilton.com. And I've noticed that in between Lauren Conrad dissings and celeb baby bump spottings, Perez gets pretty political. ... Read More

Moms Rising Asks Women to Send McCain their Resumes

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Thursday, April 24 2008

Check out this approach to calling out John McCain on his Neaderthal response to the Fair Pay Act, from MomsRising: Yesterday, the Senate failed to pass the Fair Pay Act. What was almost worse than that defeat, were the ... Read More

Where are all the women political bloggers? This new widget tells you, by state and party ID

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Wednesday, April 16 2008

In a further extension of BlogHer's mission to identify and promote women in the blogosphere, I wanted to let you know about our new widget- we're inviting women political bloggers to list themselves. Please spread the ... Read More

I'm just so psyched Hillary won Ohio

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Tuesday, March 4 2008

I just saw Josh Levy and he asked me to describe why Hillary won Ohio in 300 words or less...but I can't. I don't want to do a cerebral analysis on why Hillary won Ohio. I'm just...psyched. Hopeful. As a longtime, ... Read More

I'm over 30 and for Hillary, and so this "social media" thing is kind of irrelevant

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Thursday, February 7 2008

So I realized, I'm over 30, don't use Facebook or Twitter much, and I'm a Hillary supporter. I wasn't quite ready for Clinton's "Town Hall" on the Hallmark channel (I'll save that one for the over 60 crowd) but I feel as ... Read More

Are bloggers press? The LAPD doesn't seem to think so

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Wednesday, January 30 2008

I understand with every new medium there are some growing pains. There is debate to be had over which entities can call themselves "media" and which are not. Over what constitutes a "legitimate" news or information ... Read More

Candidates and Web Communities: How much do they matter?

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Wednesday, December 12 2007

Do Iowa and New Hampshire hold so much power that the world wide web is just dwarfed in comparison? It seems that way. Read More

"Swiftboating" themselves into a tizzy: Clinton, Obama, and Novak

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Saturday, November 17 2007

Do you think Robert Novak is sitting somewhere with Karl Rove, polishing edits to their respective columns, and laughing as Obama and Clinton's campaigns go into overdrive to defend themselves against an alleged piece of ... Read More

Clinton and the Gender Card: Perspectives

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Monday, November 5 2007

Feminist leader Gloria Feldt writes that the furor about Hillary Clinton and the gender card (see Pile On video) is a process of “desensitization” : we’re all trying to work out our collective discomfort with such ... Read More

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Facebook opens up about its experiments on tweaking voting behavior; breaking news in the FCC net neutrality battle; getting hard data on civic tech's impact on political efficacy; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: System-Gaming

Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Gimme Shelter

The link between intimate partner violence and surveillance tech; the operational security set-up that connected Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden; how Senate Dems are counting on tech to hold their majority; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Tribes

Edward Snowden on the Internet's impact on political polarization; trying to discern Hillary Clinton's position on NSA reform; why Microsoft is bullish on civic tech; and much, much more GO

monday >

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How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. GO

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