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First POST: Changing the Odds

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 27 2013

NSA and porn--you knew this conjunction was bound to happen; Internet freedom activists push Bitcoin as a blow for free speech and commerce; Washington insiders are hoping to update how the presidential debates integrate social media; and much, much more. Read More

The First-Ever Presidential Twitter Debate: How'd That Go?

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 20 2011

Earlier this afternoon, six hopefuls for the Republican presidential nomination wrapped up an hour-and-a-half-long Twitter marathon moderated by conservative commentator S.E. Cupp. The candidates made no real news, but ... Read More

Daily Digest: Fighting for the Future of the Online Right

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 31 2008

The Web on the Candidates The Next Generation Right Roots: The Next Right's Patrick Ruffini has created a stir. Patrick's arguing that right rooters, or members of the conservative online class, need to quit trying to be ... Read More

Clocking Ticking on Replacing "Campaign-Trail Charades" with Useful Debate

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 13 2008

Time is running short, my friends. With the final scheduled presidential match-up set to kick off on Wednesday at 9pm ET at Long Island's Hofstra University, Larry Lessig is refocusing the Open Debate Coalition's call ... Read More

Public Submitted Thousands of Debate Questions Online, Not Millions [Updated]

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 8 2008

I've twice now registered a note of skepticism that, as has been reported in some high-profile places, the questions submitted by the public through the Internet for last night's town hall presidential debate in ... Read More

Daily Digest: Plutocracy-Killing People-Empowered Politics?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 2 2008

The Web on the Candidates Finding a Voice, Using It: Now's a good time to ask, what the heck happened with the defeat of the bailout bill on Capitol Hill on Monday? Our own Micah Sifry has an intriguing look at whether ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Fine Art of Voting Without Knowing

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 29 2008

The Web on the Candidates Calls for Congress to Read Bailout Bill: It was just last night that the 110-page Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was finally hammered out, but members of Congress will be asked to ... Read More

Daily Digest: It's Debate Night and We're All Invited! Kinda.

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 26 2008

The Web on the Candidates This Debate Belongs to You and Me: With word coming that the show will go on, we turn attention to tonight's first '08 presidential debate at Ole Miss. Change Congress's Larry Lessig and scores ... Read More