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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

Daily Digest: And the Winners Are... The Voters

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, January 4 2008

Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee win the Iowa caucuses on a night of record turnouts, especially by youth voters; could Eventful demands be accurate predictors of primary results?; Elaine Young considers what effect social ... Read More

Daily Digest: Caucus Day is Finally Here

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, January 3 2008

It's finally caucus day! MySpace crowns Barack Obama and Ron Paul the winners of its own primary; Barack Obama tops the Wu-Tang Clan on Eventful's Hottest Demands page; Chris Bowers experiences three epiphanies; Earfl ... Read More

Daily Digest: If Chris Dodd Scores a Victory, Does Anyone Hear It?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, December 19 2007

Glenn Greenwald takes Chris Dodd's FISA victory seriously, unlike most of big media; Colin Delany is impressed with the grassroots effort behind Dodd; BlogHer asks why the candidates won't speak with them; a partnership ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Blimp is Up

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, December 14 2007

The Ron Paul blimp is airborne; Zephyr Teachout schools NOW on Ron Paul and online vs. offline activism; Dickipedia catalogs the world's, um, you know; new site Campaign Circus collects videos by and about the ... Read More

Daily Digest: What Would You Do with 71 Million Names?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, December 11 2007

The FEC recommends that John Edwards not receive matching funds for the $4.3 million he raised on ActBlue, and DailyKos protests; a single Republican activist has a list of 71 million Christian voters, prompting the left ... Read More

Chris Dodd at Google

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, December 10 2007

Chris Dodd is appearing at Google right now and his dutiful web team is streaming it live on his site.  Hopefully he'll address some of the tech policy issues we recently graded the Democrats and the Republicans on ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Geeks Discover the Candidates

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, December 7 2007

Mike Huckabee is getting high negatives in the blogosphere, testing the theory that any publicity is good publicity; the campaigns aren't just reaching young people with social media, but fogies too; Mashable attempts a ... Read More

Lifting Voters' Voices: Dodd vs. Romney

BY Michael Whitney | Wednesday, December 5 2007

Chris Dodd and Mitt Romney's campaigns sent similar messages to their supporters yesterday.  Both fundraising emails highlighted donors' notes to the campaign, but the ways each campaign asks for money are almost ... Read More

Daily Digest: NPR Liveblogs Its Own Debate! [CORRECTION]

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, December 5 2007

National Public Radio's staff liveblogs their own presidential debate -- is this a first?; a French writer aggregates all she can find about the presidential race; why aren't the candidates blogging? We're just asking ... Read More