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The Left's Online Organizers of the Year

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 22 2010

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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

How the Left Brought the Public Option Back from the Dead

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 19 2010

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Democrats Slam GOP's Fake "From" Foolery

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 18 2010

Ruh roh. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee isn't too pleased with the NRCC's fakery involving Nancy Pelosi's "from" address. The DCCC just sent out a fundraising email to its list slamming the ... Read More

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

News Briefs

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First POST: Company

The global "Snowden effect" is huge; how many consumer-facing online services fail the user privacy test; the Dems' 2016 digital to-do list; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Mood Slime

The Sony email leak reveals the MPAA's campaign against Google; how Uber is lobbying in local markets; mapping the #MillionsMarchNYC; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Cloudy

What the Internet is not; new analysis of public opinion on net neutrality; how cloud backup apparently foiled a police coverup; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Records

Is the future of citizen journalism vigilantism?; one tech mogul's vocal support for CIA torture; a cri de couer from the founder of the Pirate Bay; and much, much more. GO

Web Index Sees Impact of Net Neutrality, Surveillance and Copyright Laws

Denmark, Finland, Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden have come out on top of the Web Index, a ranking of the Web Foundation measuring the economic, social and political benefit that countries gain from the web. The United States is at number six. For the authors of the report accompanying the index, the results reflect how inequality has an impact on access to the web. "Nordic policy-makers have been quick to adopt and promote the free Internet - and open access to information - as a 21st century public good," the report states. " Others, as this year's findings show, need to move fast to catch up." The report attributes the Scandinavian countries' advantage to the countries' broader efforts to invest in public goods and establish a welfare and acting against " excess concentrations of wealth and power." With the lower inequality in those countries than in others, "the skills, means and freedoms to benefit from new technologies are widespread, which helps to explain why Scandinavian countries score highly on the political, social and economic impact of the Web GO

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