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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 today >

First POST: Video Stars

How the White House hit a home run on YouTube post-State of the Union; why the Barrett Brown sentencing casts a chill on online security research; how media producers use Crowdtangle to optimize their Facebook audiences; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Moneyballed

The Gates Foundation's new "global citizens" email database, and why it's a terrible idea; why young people like the NSA more than older people; using open data about NYC taxi drivers to ID Muslims; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Monkeying

Net neutrality proponents call foul on the GOP's plans; StandUnited.com seeks to be the right's Change.org; tons of civic tech news from mySociety, Chicago and Civic Hall in NYC; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Punch List

Obama's State of the Union and the Internet; how HealthCare.gov shares personal data with third-parties; Facebook says it will give users tools to tag false or hoax content in their News Feeds; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Goggles

More on the shifting net neutrality debate; how Ready for Hillary plans to share its digital assets; the family roots of Civic Hall; and much, much more. GO

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