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Are the Days of Independent Political Bloggers Numbered? Digby and Atrios Chime In

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 19 2009

Is political blogging no longer a place for the individual, crusading voice? Do you have to be part of a group blog, and ideally backed by a big media property, to flourish in the national political blogosphere in the ... Read More

The Top U.S. Politics Blogs, Via Technorati's Update

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 16 2009

Back in January, we updated our list of the fifty top political blogs, using one simple metric: # of incoming links as measured by the blog search engine Technorati. Well, the good folks at Technorati (yes, the company ... Read More

One Year After Obama, Most Big DC Orgs Aren't Embracing Social Media Tools

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 15 2009

Marc Ross, Christine Stineman, and Chris Lisi of 2ndSix, Tribe Effect and Chris Lisi Communications have just published a very interesting report looking at how 102 big Washington-based trade associations and advocacy ... Read More

FTC vs Bloggers: Cruising for a Bruising?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 14 2009

The last time I saw political bloggers across the spectrum agreeing about anything, it was in opposition to some overly restrictive notions emanating from the Federal Elections Commission about regulating political ... Read More

Trippi Apologizes Again, This Time for Sockpuppetry

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 21 2009

What started out as a simple case of sloppy online disclosure is turning into something more for Joe Trippi, one of the founding parents of online politics. On Friday, Trippi blogged and tweeted out an apology in ... Read More

Unmasking Publius

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 9 2009

There's been interesting flare-up in the perennial online argument over maintaining anonymity in the political blogosphere. National Review Online's Ed Whelan recently revealed the identity of a writer by the handle of ... Read More

Whitehouse.gov: Give Your Bloggers’ Names!

BY David Weinberger | Saturday, May 16 2009

The Whitehouse.gov blog continues to improve, by which I mean it continues to move away from being a glass-topped version of White House press releases. But it's missing a big opportunity by keeping its blog posts ... Read More

Obama: "I Rarely Read Blogs"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 9 2009

In an interview on Air Force One, President Obama said that he "rarely" reads blogs. It's not altogether surprising that he's not spending time reading much of anything beyond the morning papers and the policy ... Read More

Bernstein's Got a Blog

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 13 2009

Another one, that is. Vice President Joe Biden's economist-in-chief Jared Bernstein announced in a post on the White House blog that he's got his own blog in the works: the "Middle Class Task Force Blog," ... Read More

Blogging, Bounded

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 22 2008

(In an ongoing experiment, we sometimes repost and slightly expand upon a compelling item covered in the Daily Digest. This is one. -- the editors) The Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund's acting CEO Jennifer ... Read More