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Synder's New "Tough Nerd" Trick: Trading Volunteer Activity for a Role in the Campaign

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 18 2010

Rick Snyder, Republican candidate for Governor in Michigan, is adding a collaborative twist to his "One Tough Nerd" campaign. Read More

Small Potatoes

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 16 2010

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Going After Lou Dobbs

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 16 2010

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The 15,000

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 10 2010

Credit: GRITtv Yesterday's episode of Laura Flanders' daily GRITtv program was on the topic of whether or not the United States Senate ha Read More

Beijing No Match for Na'vi-Loving Netizens

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 5 2010

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Has the Internet Broken America?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 3 2010

The New America Foundation's Robert Wright has a piece on the New York Times' website that asks the provocative question: has the Internet made America ungovernable? If you're interested in the topics we cover here, it's ... Read More

The Congressperson from Craigslist?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 29 2010

Over in Utah, some activists looking for someone to willing to challenge Blue Dog Democrat Jim Matheson have taken to running a help wanted ad on Craiglist. Is there a "Dem seeking Dem" category? Here's the ad: ... Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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