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Sean Parker: New Technology Can Diminish The Dominance Of Money In Politics

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, March 13 2012

Sean Parker's string of investments in the political technology space in recent years are rooted in the belief that lowering the cost of electioneering is the key to diminishing the corrupting influence of money in ... Read More

The Power of eBay: Whitman's Search for Success Stories

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 12 2010

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Just How Old Is Jerry Brown?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 15 2010

I'd thought I'd spotted a bout of miscapitalization in this Wall Street Journal blog post about Meg Whitman's advantages over Jerry Brown, California governor from 1975 to 1983, in the current California governor's race: ... Read More

Irony FAIL?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 28 2010

Regarding the Meg Whitman FAIL situation, Stan Olshefski, a new media strategist with experience in Republican politics, suggests on Twitter that perhaps my irony bone is broken, given that a site built on ... Read More

Meg Whitman's Mock-Up FAIL

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 28 2010

An attempt to glean a little hipness from an Internet meme has landed Meg Whitman's (R) campaign for governor in some hot water. Read More

A Living Record of the California Gov Race

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 22 2010

A new project by the Center for Investigative Reporting and California Watch called Politics Verbatim aims to capture the words coming out of Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman in the California governor's ... Read More

The Strange Case of Meg's Domains

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 23 2010

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Making the Most of "Meg-a-Tar"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 22 2010

The New York Times had a piece this weekend describing a new ad technique being used out in California that features a claymation-like avatar of Meg Whitman, Republican candidate in the governor's race there, saying bad ... Read More

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Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia

As he recently told techPresident, the creator of Congressedits did not aim to make Members of Congress look bad, but said he hoped that they would recognize the importance of Wikipedia as a public space and engage more with its community. "If staffers and politicians identified as Wikipedians, that would be super. You could imagine politicians' home pages with a list of their recent edits, that they would be proud of the things that they are doing." On Capitol Hill, there is in fact interest in making that vision a reality, starting off with an initial conversation that could create a framework for more Wikipedians in Congress. GO

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In the Philippines, Citizens Go Undercover With Bantay to Monitor Public Offices

The Philippines, a country of almost 100 million, is considered among the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia, despite a boost in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index in the past few years (from 134th in 2010 to 94th in 2013 out of 175.) Corruption involves all levels of government, but benefits also from a mindset of tolerance, says Happy Feraren, the co-founder of Bantay.ph, an anti-corruption educational initiative that teaches citizens how to monitor the quality of government services, sometimes by going undercover. GO

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