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Right-roots vs Net-roots: Whose Online Donor Base is Bigger?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 5 2010

How big are the right-roots? And how do they stack up against the net-roots? I've been asking that question of various people lately, and also looking at some of the metrics available, as both sides of the American ... Read More

A Brown Campaign Secret Weapon: VOIP

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 27 2010

Video credit: Rebuild the Party It has pretty quickly congealed into conventional wisdom that the Scott Brown big win in Massachusetts marked the moment when the GOP/conservatives/the right closed the technology gap ... Read More


BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 27 2010

If you talk to people who worked on the web side of things in the big recent wins Republicans had in Massachusetts, with Senator-elect Scott Brown, and Virginia, with Governor Bob McDonnell, you hear something over and ... Read More

Rebuilding Through Bombs: Scott Brown's One-Day, One Million Dollar (Plus) Haul

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 12 2010

The Massachusetts Senate seat up for grabs in next week's suddenly very exciting special election has leading Republicans gearing up their online operations on behalf of Republican candidate Scott Brown, who is ... Read More

GOP Tech Revival Earns Some "Amens"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 17 2009

The RNC knew that they were opening themselves to a good helping of snark, both from the left side of the political spectrum and from articulate critics in their own ranks, for calling an all-hands-on-deck tech summit ... Read More

GOP Tech Summit: Critics, You Got a Better Idea?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 11 2009

We noted yesterday that this Friday, the 13th, the RNC is throwing open its doors in southeast DC for what it has branded the "GOP Tech Summit." It's a cattle call, with anyone willing to be in Washington for ... Read More

Ignite GOP

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 10 2009

The Republican National Committee is hosting its own version of an O'Reilly Ignite event this Friday, with a day-long session at RNC headquarters given over to five-minute presentations on how the GOP can use technology ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama Organizes While Republicans Regroup

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 30 2009

You'll remember that we've been exploring just how the Organizing for American outfit that evolved out of the Obama campaign is actually going to engage with the nuts-and-bolts of passing the President's legislative ... Read More

Daily Digest: Forget Sod. Will Obama's Bill Stimulate the Grassroots?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 29 2009

Even after dropping a $20 million provision for resodding the National Mall, Barack Obama's $819 billion stimulus package came up with a big goose egg when it comes to Republican votes in the House. And that's not to ... Read More

Daily Digest: Through the Wormhole, Into the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 22 2009

One of the two executive orders signed by Barack Obama in his first full day in office pledged to shift governing presumptions about secrecy in the executive branch. With the swipe of a pen, Obama hopes to do away with ... Read More