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Tweets Political, Less-PC, and FTW

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 17 2009

Time elapsed between Indiana Republican Senator Dick Lugar announced he'll vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor and the time the White House's 711,000 Twitter followers knew it: well, I don't know exactly. But it wasn't long ... Read More

Clearing the Cache: Palin's Facebook Pals Soar

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 6 2009

U.S. bloggers like A lot more than a year ago, Morningside Analytics shows (with pretty pictures, too). Read More

Palin vs. the Media Moves into the Twitterdome

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 30 2009

You've no doubt noticed that Sarah Palin has been treating the media's (mis)representation of her as the bête noire of her post-VP run period. They twist her words and look for every opportunity to make her look ... Read More

Daily Digest: Right and 'Net Getting Over First Decade Jitters

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 28 2009

While progressives spend time trying to figure out whether that's the real John McCain on Twitter (point in favor: no staffer would risk being that dull), conservatives are, notes Renee Feltz on Huffington Post, quickly ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama as Clinton Redux, in More Ways Than One

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 1 2008

History's Lessons for a Wired White House: He was a young Democratic president eager to use technology to open the presidency. Wait, roll back the tape -- we're talking Bill Clinton, circa 1994. Barack Obama, writes ... Read More

The Latest in Political News Fakery

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 13 2008

(In an experiment, we're going to be pulling selected items from the Daily Digest and posting them as stand-alone posts. Good idea? Bad idea? Let us know in the comments.) News Fakery: "McCain Advisor Martin ... Read More

Daily Digest: Swing Staters Getting an Earful from Obama Campaign(s)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 27 2008

The Web on the Candidates Roll Your Own Webathon: We noted a while back the curious case of an anti-Sarah Palin email sent by two New York women to 40-odd friends that attracted a reported 150,000 responses. That humble ... Read More

Daily Digest: Call the Plumber, Debate's Still Blocked Up

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 16 2008

The Web on the Candidates Across the Spectrum, Calls for Debate Reform: How often do you think MoveOn's Adam Green and conservative firebrand Grover ("drown it in the bathtub") Norquist are of one mind? Trust ... Read More

The Curious Case of Palin's Inbox

BY Fred Stutzman | Wednesday, October 8 2008

David Kendall, the University of Tennessee student accused of hacking Gov. Sarah Palin's email account, was indicted today by a federal grand jury. According to the indictment, Kendall is charged with unlawful access to ... Read More

Ask Sarah Palin: CA Dems' Interactive Billboard Goes Live [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 4 2008

This is an absolute first and frankly it's f---ing brilliant. The California Democratic Party has a giant electronic billboard up somewhere near a Los Angeles-area rally that Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is doing ... Read More