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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

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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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