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First POST: Monkeying

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, January 22 2015

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

First POST: Yum, Cookies!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 11 2013

Now the NSA rides along with Google's special "cookie" to monitor users; Joe Biden to take questions by Skype today; the rightwing blogosphere is getting rolled up by Salem Communications; and much, much more. Read More

What to Make of "Twitchy," Michelle Malkin's Fan for Twitter Flames

BY Nick Judd and Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, May 31 2012

The GOP new media machine tries to chase the spotlight anywhere it goes online, even going so far as to famously jump in on hashtags used by the White House or Obama campaign. It's just not clear what this exactly does for them. A case in point is Twitchy, a platform launched earlier this year by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin that picks out individual tweets to present on a website along with a few words of commentary. While it ventures into sports and culture news, its primary use seems to be to amplify the conservative hashtag wars, starting some fights and continuing others. Read More

Case-Study: Republicans Go Nuclear on Barack

BY David All | Tuesday, May 20 2008

As an effective deployment of a modern media strategy, I want to share a recent example engineered by, among others, the Washington State Republican Party putting the hammer to Barack Obama after a *major* gaffe while ... Read More

Best Political Web Videos of the Week

BY Editors | Friday, September 28 2007

It’s that time again when we take a look at our favorite political videos of the week. Some are produced by the campaigns, some are about the campaigns, and some have nothing to do with the campaigns. But in our ... Read More