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First POST: System-Gaming

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 30 2014

Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. Read More

New York's Mayor Bloomberg Gets His @MayorEmanuel: @ElBloombito

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 30 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a limited command of the Spanish language and no compunctions about showing it off, two traits he revealed again to the world during his series of press conferences about Hurricane Irene. ... Read More

Dan Sinker, @MayorEmanuel, And Controlling the #$%@ Narrative

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 6 2011

"If you have victorian morals," Dan Sinker began, "my talk is 15 minutes. So you might want to step out of the room for a bit." With that, Sinker, the author of one of the most noteworthy political parodies in recent ... Read More

Cook County Joins Open Data Movement

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 22 2011

Cook County, Il. — the county that encompasses Chicago — will implement transparency and open government plans including an open data portal, county officials announced on Monday. The county's blog says ... Read More

Rahm Wants Your @#$% Ideas

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, March 10 2011

Rahm Emanuel's transition team just launched a site soliciting resumes and ideas. Photo: Daniel X. O'Neil / Flickr Rahm Emanuel knows social media — he'd have to, after the escapades of a Twitter alter-ego powered ... Read More