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What Howard Dean Sees in the Future of People-Powered Politics

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, June 20 2013

Former Vermont Governor and Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean. Photo: Steve Bott / Flickr

Never mind fear of growing government surveillance or anger at a dysfunctional Congress, progressive Democrats. Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential hopeful and architect of the "50-state strategy", told a roomful of progressives Wednesday night that the left has plenty of reason for optimism. At Netroots Nation, what you might call the premier gathering of the amateur or semi-pro left, there will surely be more celebration. But as Dean celebrates the 10-year anniversary of his people-powered campaign, the netroots have cause for worry, too. Read More

Who Has the Most Twitter Klout in Congress? (The Answer Will Surprise You)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 22 2009

Wondering which Members of Congress have clout? Not the kind that gets legislation passed or stopped, but the kind that turns heads online? Well, with the help of our friends at Klout.com, we've taken a look at 81 ... Read More