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Unity '08: Using the Net to Build a Centrist Movement?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 31 2006

I try to not use this blog to talk about partisan politics, and I encourage the other PDF contributing editors to do the same. So, while the "Unity '08" announcement by a group of bipartisan political consultants and ex-politicians (including one member of PDF's advisory board, Nicco Mele) that they are going to use the internet to foster the development of a 20 million member voting bloc behind unity ticket in 2008 cries out for commentary, it inevitably also invites one to inject all sorts of political judgments about the purpose and value of third-party political campaigns in presidential elections.

So, since I have a personal blog for my own more political and personal musings....and I have written a whole book on third parties in American politics, I've posted my initial thoughts on Unity '08 there.

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Overreaching

Why the FCC balked at the Comcast-TimeWarner deal; Sheryl Sandberg wants Hillary Clinton to lean into the White House; the UK's Democracy Club brings a lot more information to election season; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Ownership

"Tell us more about your bog"; the shrinking role of public participation on campaign websites; "Aaron's Law" has been reintroduced in Congress; is the Comcast-TimeWarner merger on its last legs?; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Bush League

Presidential candidates hiding behind Super PACs; what this means for American democracy; demos at the White House; a demand for Facebook to be more open about news in the newsfeed; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Glass Half Full

A new Pew study on open government data in the US; the FOIA exemption ruffling transparency advocates' feathers; social media bot farms; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

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