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Nominations to the Federal Election Commission Announced

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, December 16 2005

Big news on Friday evening, folks. The President intends to nominate Robert D. Lenhard, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring April 30, 2011. Mr. ... Read More

Bloggers 1, Campaign Regulators 0

BY Mike Krempasky | Thursday, November 17 2005

Some great news out of the Federal Election Commission today. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Commission voted to approve an Advisory Opinion for FiredUp, agreeing that the partisan Democratic sites were entitled to the ... Read More

Re: Congress Considers Blogs & Internet Regulations

BY Mike Krempasky | Thursday, September 22 2005

To their credit, Chairman Ney and the House Committee on Administration has the archived webcast of today's hearing online already. You can find it here. Duncan Black and I are on the second panel - he starts around 1:20 ... Read More

Like Used Car Salesmen, but with RSS

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, September 16 2005

I suppose good marketers can market everything - even themselves. But please. If I find one more self-styled and self-lauded “blog consultant” who can’t keep the porn trackbacks off their own site (or, failing that ... Read More

Progressives: wake up, campaign "finance" is killing you

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, July 29 2005

Ah, if it were only me making the case, you'd rightly dismiss me as a right wing yahoo. But today brings Bob Bauer (whose progressive credentials are unimpeachable, if you'll pardon the pun) whose remarks to the American ... Read More

On Schundler and software

BY Mike Krempasky | Thursday, July 21 2005

I very much enjoyed Kate's piece on Bret Schundler and his new foray into the software market. I thought it might be interesting to share an chat I had with Schundler at the RNC convention in New York City last summer. ... Read More

Municipal Wi-Fi - why the sacred cow?

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, June 10 2005

We've had it drummed into us that as folks that support technology's influence on politics - especially as a democratizing force, it follows that we must then support widespread deployment of municipal or ... Read More

DOCUMENT: Online Coalition Response to FEC

BY Mike Krempasky | Wednesday, June 1 2005

The Online Coalition is pleased to release our official comment to the Federal Election Commission in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding political activity on the internet. This comment will be ... Read More

What does the business end of the FEC look like?

BY Mike Krempasky | Wednesday, June 1 2005

We've written thousands of words about the FEC and bloggers. But lucky for us, Allison Hayward just left the employ of the Federal Election Commission - and started a blog, The Skeptic's Eye. Today she outlines, in plain ... Read More

Dogs and cats, living together

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, April 22 2005

Venkman: Rivers and seas boiling! Egon: 40 years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanos. Winston: The dead rising from the grave! Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats, living together... mass hysteria! Also known as the ... Read More

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Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia

As he recently told techPresident, the creator of Congressedits did not aim to make Members of Congress look bad, but said he hoped that they would recognize the importance of Wikipedia as a public space and engage more with its community. "If staffers and politicians identified as Wikipedians, that would be super. You could imagine politicians' home pages with a list of their recent edits, that they would be proud of the things that they are doing." On Capitol Hill, there is in fact interest in making that vision a reality, starting off with an initial conversation that could create a framework for more Wikipedians in Congress. GO

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In the Philippines, Citizens Go Undercover With Bantay to Monitor Public Offices

The Philippines, a country of almost 100 million, is considered among the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia, despite a boost in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index in the past few years (from 134th in 2010 to 94th in 2013 out of 175.) Corruption involves all levels of government, but benefits also from a mindset of tolerance, says Happy Feraren, the co-founder of Bantay.ph, an anti-corruption educational initiative that teaches citizens how to monitor the quality of government services, sometimes by going undercover. GO

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