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Jeremy Bird on the Future of Organizing for America, 2012 and Beyond

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 5 2012

"We weren't quick enough out of the gate," four years ago, says Jeremy Bird, the national field director of President Obama's re-election campaign. "We will be quicker this time." He's not talking about the race just concluded. He's talking about how Organizing for America, the president's political organization, operated in the days and months after Obama's first election in 2008, compared to what is coming now. Read More

ThinkProgress Revamp

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 31 2011

The media arm of the Center for American Progress has been redesigned "from top to bottom," writes editor Faiz Shakir. Read More

CAP Ramps Up Its News Shop

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 13 2011

Politico's Ben Smith and Kenneth P. Vogel profile the online content operation that the Center for American Progress is putting together for 2012. Read More

Inside Think Tanks' Digital Designs

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 22 2011

Simon Owens offers us a pair of peeks inside the online media strategies of two ideological think tanks: the Center for American Progress on the left, and the Heritage Foundation on the right. Owens' profiles are full of ... Read More

The Point and Purpose of Think Progress

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 12 2009

Politico's Daniel Libit asks if Think Progress, the in-house blog of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, can still find purpose in a world where there's a Democrat in the White House and Democratic majorities ... 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

News Briefs

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First POST: Front Pagers

How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Tracking

Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hosts

Airbnb in hot water in NYC; Knight Prototype Fund backs some civic tech projects; pondering Google's position on net neutrality; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Africa Calling

How some techies are starting to respond to the Ebola crisis; everything you need to know about GamerGate; how Twitter may upset the 2015 UK elections; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Burrowing

How Democratic candidates down-ballot are getting access to the same voter targeting tools used by larger campaigns; Microsoft Bing rolls out its election prediction program; Edward Snowden's first emails to Laura Poitras; and much, much more. GO

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