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Schiavo: The Power of a Networked Minority

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 21 2005

"Americans broadly and strongly disapprove of federal intervention in the Terri Schiavo case, with sizable majorities saying Congress is overstepping its bounds for political gain," writes ABC News' Gary Langer. "The ... Read More

PC Forum: Opening Mash-Up

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 20 2005

I'm at Esther Dyson's PC Forum for the next two-and-a-half days, and will try to blog intermittently as events allow. Right now we're in the middle of an opening panel bringing together three seemingly disparate ... Read More

Politicians Who Blog (Let's Make a List)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 14 2005

Molly Chapman Norton's recent article about Members of Congress and blogging has an interesting thread going, including Molly's discovery of a list maintained by the National Conference of State Legislators of state ... Read More

State of the Blogosphere (March 2005)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 14 2005

The number of blogs is growing by about 40,000 a day, about four times the rate for most of last year, and the total number of blogs is rapidly approaching 8 million, reports brother Dave at Technorati. Most of the ... Read More

MoveOn Going Local

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 11 2005 has quietly decided to experiment with a new form of off-line organizing, its Washington director Tom Matzzie tells me, one that readers of Zephyr Teachout's PDF articles will find immediately familiar: to ... Read More

Instapundit, Powerbreaker

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 11 2005

Glenn Reynolds says that Thomas's speech was "the most cogent argument for the elimination of the FEC" that he's ever heard. Sorry, Glenn, but I disagree about that--we can't go to a system where there are no limits on ... Read More

FEC "Pooper-Scooper" Arrives

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 11 2005

FEC Chair Scott Thomas is speaking now at the IPDI conference lunch, and he's started out by saying how he's here as a "pooper-scooper" to pick up after the "load" of "FECal matter" (his pun) dropped by his esteemed ... Read More

Enter The $100 Candidate

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 11 2005

Phil Noble of PoliticsOnline just handed Joe Trippi $100 cash up on the plenary panel of the IPDI "Politics Online" conference, as instant affirmation of Joe's longstanding argument that someday soon a candidate for ... Read More

The Internet Gap

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 9 2005

Kerry voters were two-and-a-half times as likely to participate in online discussions or chat groups about the election than Bush voters, almost twice as likely to register their opinions in online surveys, and ... Read More