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Data Geeks for Obama?

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 14 2011

Spotted: Obama for America's analytics department is staffing up on predictive modeling and data mining scientists and analysts: We are a multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, predictive modelers, data mining ... Read More

On "Facebook Politics": Things Fall Apart, and That's Fine

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 7 2010

Rutgers professor Dave Karpf finds Princeton professor Julian Zelizer's "Facebook Politics" response in the great Gladwellian social change debate, a take we took up here, to be rather "second-rate." ... Read More

OFA Running Goldman Google Ads

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 20 2010

The Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America wing is, reports Bloomberg, running online ads targeted at people searching for more information on the SEC lawsuit against Goldman Sachs. Google searches for ... Read More

The Obama Disconnect: What Could Have Been?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, January 3 2010

One question that a number of people have raised in response to my post on The Obama Disconnect is essentially, "What's your alternative? What should the Obama team have done to keep the new political movement it had ... Read More

Can Obama's Army Convert to a Peacetime Force? Plouffe Responds

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 25 2009

"Thank you for prying yourselves away from Going Rouge." That was David Plouffe's way of welcoming us to a conference call to discuss his own version of a campaign memoir, the newly released The Audacity to ... Read More

Plouffe: Obama's Finance Team Wanted an Online ATM

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 12 2009

As others have noted, David Plouffe's book on his time as campaign manager of Obama for America is surprisingly open and candid, more Dreams from my Father than the anodyne Audacity of Hope. Even only a few dozen pages ... Read More

Hope for the Obama Network from Massachussetts

BY Zephyr Teachout | Wednesday, May 20 2009

There's a fantastic post about the OFA Massachussetts meeting on Bottom up Change yesterday. I recommend reading the entire post--its rich and thoughtful, and gives me some real hope for creating power out of the network ... Read More