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Daily Digest: The Fine Art of Voting Without Knowing

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 29 2008

The Web on the Candidates Calls for Congress to Read Bailout Bill: It was just last night that the 110-page Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was finally hammered out, but members of Congress will be asked to ... Read More

Daily Digest: It's Debate Night and We're All Invited! Kinda.

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 26 2008

The Web on the Candidates This Debate Belongs to You and Me: With word coming that the show will go on, we turn attention to tonight's first '08 presidential debate at Ole Miss. Change Congress's Larry Lessig and scores ... Read More

Tracking a Political Meme: McCain vs Paris Hilton

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

Ever wanted to be able to show someone exactly how a "meme" moves across the web in real-time? Anthony Hamelle of Linkfluence has posted a video doing exactly that. He zeroes in on two political videos that made a big ... Read More

Daily Digest: Taking It to the Streets

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 25 2008

The Web on the Candidates Grassroots Bailout Anger Breaks Bounds of the Internet: It's probably not every day that Vermont socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and Kentucky's uber-conservative Senator Jim Bunning get nearly ... Read More

I'd Like to Give the World a Vote

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

If the world could vote in the U.S. election, who would win? The Economist magazine has come up with an intriguing way for its readers worldwide to join in, by creating a "Global Electoral College" that assigns votes to ... Read More

"Lebanese-Americans for McCain"? Huh?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 23 2008

The other day, I got an email from the McCain-Palin campaign urging me to sign up and get involved. "Take a Few Minutes to elect the McCain-Palin Ticket" it read. As it is my practice to join in all these efforts in ... Read More

Our Lip-Service Democracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 16 2008

On August 30, 2006, Senator John McCain co-signed a letter to "Ms. Sarah H. Palin" of 245 West 5th Avenue #28, Anchorage, AK, 99501. He, along with his co-signers former Governor Michael Dukakis, former US Rep. Bill ... Read More

Our Lip-Service Democracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 16 2008

On August 30, 2006, Senator John McCain co-signed a letter to "Ms. Sarah H. Palin" of 245 West 5th Avenue #28, Anchorage, AK, 99501. He, along with his co-signers former Governor Michael Dukakis, former US Rep. Bill ... Read More

Daily Digest: Pioneering Pushback by Proxy

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 16 2008

The Web on the Candidates MoveOn Points Facebook Ads to Sympathetic Others: The Wall Street Journal's Emily Steel highlights a fascinating example of a seemingly new online tactic we focused on yesterday when it came to ... Read More

Daily Digest: Pioneering Pushback by Proxy

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 16 2008

The Wall Street Journal's Emily Steel highlights a fascinating example of a seemingly new online tactic we focused on yesterday when it came to DNC's new "Count the Lies" compendium. Let's call it pushback by proxy; "How ... Read More