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First POST: Losers

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 4 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers:: The secret list where Ted Cruz plots strategy; The American Prospect gives Jim Gilliam a full-length feature profile; Bitly shares real-data traffic data for the top 40 media sites in the US; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: #DearCongress

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 1 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Public protest at the government shutdown starts to surface via the #DearCongress hashtag; the health insurance exchanges launch; Occupy Wall Street launches a debit card; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: The Clash

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 30 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: As Congress goes over the cliff, is it time for a clean slate?; Is the NSA mapping your social network?; a new sharing company built that connects cooks to hungry city dwellers is taking off in Athens; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Bad Boys

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 26 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Understanding the Internet's role in the ongoing Republican crack-up; Cory Booker's Twitter flirtations; how email has changed your workplace for the better; and much, much more. Read More

On Insurance Exchanges, States Have a Choice: Hurry Up, or Lose Out

BY Bailey McCann | Tuesday, December 4 2012

States can get federal help to create an insurance exchange - if they do it soon. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: While the subject matter may seem dull on its face, the Affordable Care Act calls on governments to launch large-scale, user-friendly clearinghouses of information about which insurance plans are available to customers. States are being asked to build something that is intuitive, efficient, and works at scale — three things government websites have not historically been known to do. And after a deadline extension in the wake of the November elections, governors have until Dec. 14 to indicate the direction their states will take. Read More

"ObamaCare": Google Ads on the World As It Is

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 16 2010

A Google search ad for HealthCare.gov keyed to the search term "ObamaCare" Read More

10 Million Strong Against Obamacare (9.9M To Go)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 24 2010

While we're on the topic of tracking the online reverberations of the health care bill's passage, take a look at this new Facebook group: "10,000,000 Strong to Repeal Obamacare." Started just three days ago, it's grown ... Read More

Health Care Reform>Obamacare: The Tide Has Turned

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, November 6 2009

With the House about to vote on the Democratic health care bill tomorrow, I thought it would be interesting to check in on the pulse of the online debate over health care reform. This is of course an unscientific look at ... Read More

"Obamacare" vs "Public Option": Is the Tide Shifting?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, July 29 2009

Judging from Technorati's tracking of the use of the terms "obamacare" and "public option," the effort by Republican message-meisters and blogger-activists to frame the health care reform bill as a new version of ... Read More