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New Contributors, New Charts.

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 15 2008

It’s spring, and time for some housekeeping news. First, we are very, very pleased to announce a handful of new contributors to the site. Some have already posted, others will shortly, and they all are guaranteed ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Conveys That "Conversation" Feeling

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 15 2008

Voto Latino and Sí TV team up to produce a citizen journalism contest called Crash the Parties; Wonkette is sold, memories are triggered; Steve Johnson compares ants to politics; more on Mayhill Fowler, the citizen ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Conveys That "Conversation" Feeling

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 15 2008

Voto Latino and Sí TV team up to produce a citizen journalism contest called Crash the Parties; Wonkette is sold, memories are triggered; Steve Johnson compares ants to politics; more on Mayhill Fowler, the citizen ... Read More

Rasiej on NPR

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 14 2008

TechPresident publisher Andrew Rasiej was on Talk of the Nation earlier today, talking about how government is plenty up to date when it comes to doing online tax returns, but when it comes to deciding how to spend those ... Read More

We've Been Had: McCain Girls Revealed!

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 14 2008

...In which your humble blogger realizes he's been had. The New York Times' Brian Stelter gets my utmost respect today: he reveals that the McCain Girls -- three women with window-cracking voices that did their best to ... Read More

Daily Digest: Bittergate Bubbles Up

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 14 2008

The quest for the conservative MoveOn continues; Bittergate erupts from a citizen journalist's reporting; Bitter Voters for Obama supports their candidate; a Twitter feed reports every new superdelegate to declare his or ... Read More

Daily Digest: Bittergate Bubbles Up

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 14 2008

The quest for the conservative MoveOn continues; Bittergate erupts from a citizen journalist's reporting; Bitter Voters for Obama supports their candidate; a Twitter feed reports every new superdelegate to declare his or ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Barack Blowout?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 11 2008

Because it's Friday, we bring you Bras for Hillary; Compete data shows a blowout for Barack Obama, but RealClearPolitics averages show a different story; are suffering from election fatigue?; GroundReport posts a ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Barack Blowout?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 11 2008

Because it's Friday, we bring you Bras for Hillary; Compete data shows a blowout for Barack Obama, but RealClearPolitics averages show a different story; are suffering from election fatigue?; GroundReport posts a ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: The Audacity of Eminem Impressions

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 11 2008

It's favorite video time! Andy Cobb laments the end of Hillary's run; Obama Girl returns (again); Elton John enters U.S. politics; a conservative rapper does that really-fast-rapping thing like Eminem; and Barack Obama ... 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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