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"Lebanese-Americans for McCain"? Huh?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 23 2008

The other day, I got an email from the McCain-Palin campaign urging me to sign up and get involved. "Take a Few Minutes to elect the McCain-Palin Ticket" it read. As it is my practice to join in all these efforts in ... Read More

Web Gearing Up to Block "Blank Check" Bailout of Wall Street [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 22 2008

The American web is buzzing with activity around Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's proposed $700 billion bailout bill, a test if there ever was one of the new balance of power in the digital age. On one side, we have ... Read More

BREAKING: Sarah Palin Yahoo! email account hacked

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 17 2008

It appears that someone has hacked into one or more of Sarah Palin's personal email accounts on Yahoo! and published some of the contents on the web. According to an entry on Wikileaks: "Circa midnight Tuesday the 16th ... Read More

BREAKING: Sarah Palin Yahoo! email account hacked

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 17 2008

It appears that someone has hacked into one or more of Sarah Palin's personal email accounts on Yahoo! and published some of the contents on the web. According to an entry on Wikileaks: Circa midnight Tuesday the 16th of ... Read More

Political Blogs are Making News

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 17 2008

Two current examples of how bloggers are not just commenting on the political news of the day, but actually making it: Al Giordano and Bill Conroy of NarcoNews were the first to report that one of Sarah Palin's first ... Read More

Political Blogs are Making News

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 17 2008

Two current examples of how bloggers are not just commenting on the political news of the day, but actually making it: Al Giordano and Bill Conroy of NarcoNews broke the Sarah Palin tanning bed story, and Eartha Jane ... Read More

Political Blogs are Making News

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 17 2008

Two current examples of how bloggers are not just commenting on the political news of the day, but actually making it: Al Giordano and Bill Conroy of NarcoNews were the first to report that one of Sarah Palin's first ... Read More

Our Lip-Service Democracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 16 2008

On August 30, 2006, Senator John McCain co-signed a letter to "Ms. Sarah H. Palin" of 245 West 5th Avenue #28, Anchorage, AK, 99501. He, along with his co-signers former Governor Michael Dukakis, former US Rep. Bill ... Read More

Our Lip-Service Democracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 16 2008

On August 30, 2006, Senator John McCain co-signed a letter to "Ms. Sarah H. Palin" of 245 West 5th Avenue #28, Anchorage, AK, 99501. He, along with his co-signers former Governor Michael Dukakis, former US Rep. Bill ... Read More

Ralphie Want a Cracker?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 16 2008

This video of Ralph Nader in a soliloquy with a parrot is just too good to pass up. Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Anomalies

Rallying uncommitted voters under a centrist umbrella; a defense of aggregation for a positive-sum Internet; UK says no to ban on killer robots; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: In It To Win It

Hillary Clinton's updated Twitter bio; lots of election data-porn, if you're into that kind of thing; the debate over digital keys and backdoors; protests by hologram; and much, much more. GO

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