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Defense Department Voting Assistance Program Draws Congressional Fire

BY Michael Turk | Monday, December 1 2008

A DoD program meant to assist military personnel in registering and voting is drawing Congressional fire over the hiring of a new overseer. A bipartisan group of Congressmen is irked that the Federal Voting Assistance ... Read More

Defense Department Voting Assistance Program Draws Congressional Fire

BY Michael Turk | Monday, December 1 2008

A DoD program meant to assist military personnel in registering and voting is drawing Congressional fire over the hiring of a new overseer. A bipartisan group of Congressmen is irked that the Federal Voting Assistance ... Read More

The Ball on the Mall

BY Michael Turk | Friday, November 7 2008

Liza Sabater and I were trading lighthearted tweets about this the other day, but the more I think about it, the more I really think I'd like to see it. One aspect of the transition of Presidential power that has always ... Read More

BarackBook: Credit Where Credit Is Due

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, July 29 2008

(cross posted at The Next Right) I have been a pretty harsh critic of the RNC and its Internet operations. I have argued for some time that the RNC really doesn't foster a sense of creativity or innovation. While I still ... Read More

How McCain and the GOP blew the Waffle Shot

BY Michael Turk | Friday, April 25 2008

Monday afternoon the GOP spin machine cranked into high gear and began barfing out news releases and research documents about the Obama Waffle comment. A lot of people have asked me why I give the GOP such a hard time ... Read More

Politics: Web 2.0 - VulnerableSpace: A Comparison of 2008 Official Campaign Websites and MySpace

BY Michael Turk | Friday, April 18 2008

(cross posted at KungFuQuip) I'm in the second morning session at Politics: Web 2.0. Paul Zube from Michigan State is walking us through an analysis of candidate use of MySpace versus their own websites. His assumption ... Read More

Politics: Web 2.0 - Visibility Reach, Participation, & Peer Production

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, April 17 2008

Micah Sifry is busy covering the session focused almost entirely on the 2004 Dean campaign, so I decided to pop into a session focused, at least in theory, on analyses of practical applications of technology. Sandra ... Read More

Politics: Web 2.0 - Facebook and Clustering of Ideological Types

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, April 17 2008

Session 1 of the Politics: Web 2.0 Conference brings us to an examination of Facebook and clustering of ideological types and research done by Brian Gaines and Jeff Mondak at the University of Illinois. One of the fears ... Read More

Use of Images in E-mail

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, March 11 2008

This wasn't supposed to be "Beat up on Hillary Week". It really wasn't. It just happens that this is the second thing in a week I've been given that just didn't work for me. Below is the e-mail I just received from Team ... Read More

Hillary Clinton Crosses Her Heart

BY Michael Turk | Monday, March 10 2008

Hillary has a new web ad up on at least a handful of sites. The creative is a little uninspiring, but what really caught my attention was what they say without saying a word. Here's a grab of the ad: What's most ... Read More