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Andrew Lahde's Parting Cry: Reboot America

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 21 2008

From a very memorable good-bye letter written by hedge fund manager Andrew Lahde, who made an 870 percent gain last year and is now quitting Wall Street and the whole merry-go-round: (h/t to Andrew Sullivan) May ... Read More

Behind the $150 Million: Obama's One Million Repeat Donor-Activists

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 20 2008

Al Giordano, blogging at The Field, puts his finger on the two most interesting elements of the Obama campaign's September fundraising success. First, buried in campaign manager David Plouffe's video announcement of a ... Read More

Obama "Neighbor to Neighbor" vs McCain "Voter to Voter": Not a Fair Fight

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 20 2008

A few days ago, I started looking at the ground game of both presidential campaigns, sifting through the available data about all the events in the field that volunteers were creating using the campaigns' online tools. ... Read More

Rasiej Wins eDemocracy 2008 Award in Paris

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 17 2008

Here's a big Friday afternoon trans-Atlantic cheer for my partner Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Forum and co-founder and publisher of this blog. He just won an "eDemocracy 2008" award from the World ... Read More

Rasiej Wins eDemocracy 2008 Award in Paris

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 17 2008

Here's a big Friday afternoon trans-Atlantic cheer for my partner Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Forum and co-founder and publisher of this blog. He just won an "eDemocracy 2008" award from the World ... Read More

Obama Across America: Seeing the Big Picture

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 15 2008

With the election 20 days away, both major presidential campaigns are focusing more of their energies on the "ground game" of galvanizing their volunteer base and getting out the vote. Both campaigns' websites make it ... Read More

McCain vs Obama: How the Meta-Data Stacks Up

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 13 2008

You can look up the hard numbers of "friends" each campaign has on Facebook or MySpace here on techPresident, and you can track the ups and downs of the candidates on the blogs, or see how their web traffic is doing. But ... Read More

Changes at Change.org: A Media Hub for Social Action

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 11 2008

Is it possible to build a successful web portal and community hub around issues and activism? Read More

Changes at Change.org: A Media Hub for Social Action

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 11 2008

Is it possible to build a successful web portal and community hub around issues and activism? So far, no one has succeeded in this quest, though there a lot of people trying and one could argue that sites as diverse as ... Read More

Must-Read: Zack Exley on the "New Organizers"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 8 2008

It's late and it's Yom Kippur, so I'm going to be brief: Go read all of Zack Exley's detailed field report on "The New Organizers, Part 1: Obama's neighborhood teams and the power of inclusion and respect." Exley, one of ... Read More