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"Do Not Ask": Lessig's Plan to End Fundraising Emails

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 24 2010 Larry Lessig, ever creative, is trying out what does seem to be a new one as far as the field of email techniques goes. Read More

Can the Netroots Recondition Congress?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 22 2010

Credit: Pavlov Museum While, at this moment in early 2010, a vast majority of Americans believe that the American system of government is broken -- 86%, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll that came out ... Read More

It Takes More Than Naked Fundraising to Get Noticed (But Getting Naked Doesn't Hurt)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 12 2010

Over on their pleasingly rejuvenated in-house blog, ActBlue (or at least, the disembodied blog voice of some ActBlue staffer) is arguing that being transparent about your online fundraising is, to steal a phrase from ... Read More

FL-SEN: The Hug That Triggered a Bomb

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 3 2010

You know what they say these days: it's not enough to just hold a money bomb. You gotta have a theme. Scott Brown used "Red Invades Blue." Florida Republican Marco Rubio, running against Gov. Charlie Crist in ... Read More

Inside the Scott Brown Cash Machine

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 29 2010

(Graph by Patrick Ruffini/Engage) Read More

Help for Haiti's Weak Link

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 25 2010

Friday night's Hope for Haiti concert and telethon was, in many ways, a smashing success. The show, broadcast simultaneously on dozens of television stations featured dozens of very big name stars. It managed to pull in ... Read More

Grayson asks Holder to investigate spoof PAC

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 23 2009

Florida's colorful Democratic Representative Alan Grayson isn't finding to laugh at in a spoof of his website. Grayson has sent a complaint to U.S. Read More

The Fine Art of Timing a Money Bomb

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 3 2009

(Updated to include DFA's actual remarks. They somehow got lost in editing. Sorry for the bother.) Read More

Online Left Bundles Dollars for Grayson

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 2 2009

It's perhaps cliched, but no less true, that Democratic Representative Alan Grayson of Florida is a Rorschach test of contemporary American politics. If you ask people working in politics about the fiery, hard-charging, ... Read More

The Message in the Cryptex

BY Gavin Clabaugh | Tuesday, October 6 2009

[We're pleased to repost, with permission, this short essay by Gavin Clabaugh, a veteran of the nonprofit tech world who serves on the board of NTEN; Aspiration, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to identifying, ... Read More