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Is OFA Ready for This Close-Up?

BY Ari Melber | Monday, March 23 2009

Organizing for America is suddenly getting lots of attention. It almost feels like the traditional press discovered Obama's post-campaign organizing effort this month, even though there have been national gatherings and ... Read More

Can McCain's BlackBerry "Joke" Make McCain a Joke?

BY Ari Melber | Wednesday, September 17 2008

The McCain campaign quickly backtracked from its Tuesday announcement that the Republican presidential nominee invented the BlackBerry, explaining that the declaration was really all a joke. But the joke may be on ... Read More

Can McCain's BlackBerry "Joke" Make McCain a Joke?

BY Ari Melber | Wednesday, September 17 2008

The McCain campaign quickly backtracked from its Tuesday announcement that the Republican presidential nominee invented the BlackBerry, explaining that the declaration was really all a joke. But the joke may be on ... Read More

Can McCain's BlackBerry "Joke" Make McCain a Joke?

BY Ari Melber | Wednesday, September 17 2008

The McCain campaign quickly backtracked from its Tuesday announcement that the Republican presidential nominee invented the BlackBerry, explaining that the declaration was really all a joke. But the joke may be on ... Read More

Huffington Hails Obsessive Compulsive Media (PDF08 blogging)

BY Ari Melber | Monday, June 23 2008

ADD Old Media versus OCD New Media? Read More

McCain Launches New Blog, Links to Kos

BY Ari Melber | Friday, June 6 2008

Why is the McCain Campaign reaching out to Daily Kos? Read More

McCain Launches New Blog, Links to Kos

BY Ari Melber | Friday, June 6 2008

Why is the McCain Campaign reaching out to Daily Kos? Read More

From Jay-Z's Web Book to Khatami's Blog (Berkman10 Dispatch)

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, May 15 2008

Blogging from the most important Internet gathering in the country. Read More

From Jay-Z's Web Book to Khatami's Blog (Berkman10 Dispatch)

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, May 15 2008

Blogging from the most important Internet gathering in the country. Read More

From Exposing Superdelegates to the Bitter Brouhaha, Web Activists Make Their Mark

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, April 17 2008

From Obama's "bitter" brouhaha to making new rules for the superdelegates, Internet activists are upending this presidential campaign. 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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