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First POST: Root Causes

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 10 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus: Just how far has the Obama administration strayed from its promise to be the most open and transparent in history?; how government procurement practices led to the HealthCare.gov mess; Ari Fleischer's Twitter meltdown; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Counting

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 9 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers:The latest details on the health care exchange signups (and problems); a new tech advocacy group launches; Nick Bilton's forthcoming book on Twitter gives the unvarnished version of its founding; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Sabotage

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 8 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The latest explanations for HealthCare.gov's troubled start; why journalists need to reverse engineer algorithms; how fact-checking sites may be improving the behavior of politicians; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Reverberations

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 7 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The NSA vs the Tor Project; was Healthcare.gov just overwhelmed by unexpected demand; China's "maker" movement; the Supreme Court still "doesn't get" email; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Traffic

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 3 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Government shutdown of web services irking journalists; Grover Norquist is a Guy Fawkes fan; Lavabit's embattled owner explains why he shut his service down; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Glitches

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 2 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Day one of Healthcare.gov is like the rollout of iOS7?; the government shutdown and tech; Iran's Twitter diplomacy goes both ways?; and much, much more. Read More

[BackChannel] Ed Mullen: Five Reasons to Be a Presidential Innovation Fellow

BY Ed Mullen | Friday, June 8 2012

In the latest installment of BackChannel, a space for practitioners and close observers at the intersection of technology and politics to share ideas and opinions, designer Ed Mullen revisits his experience helping to relaunch Healthcare.gov to explain the importance of the new Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Read More

Healthcare.gov Design Lead Says Work Began With a Tweet

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 26 2011

Healthcare.gov Design Lead Ed Mullen shared a post on his blog last week about how he got involved with the project — and says it all started with a tweet. After starting to stew over the potential of health ... Read More

Why Your Insurance Plan's Been Disappeared from Obama's HealthCare.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 4 2010

A screen shot from the Obama administration's upgraded HealthCare.gov showing all the health insurance plans available to me -- as in, none. Read More

HealthCare.gov: Now with Numbers

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 1 2010

HealthCare.gov has been filled out with a first round of insurance plan pricing information, meeting an October 1st deadline set under the health care bill passed in March. Read More