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Our Lip-Service Democracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 16 2008

On August 30, 2006, Senator John McCain co-signed a letter to "Ms. Sarah H. Palin" of 245 West 5th Avenue #28, Anchorage, AK, 99501. He, along with his co-signers former Governor Michael Dukakis, former US Rep. Bill ... Read More

Our Lip-Service Democracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 16 2008

On August 30, 2006, Senator John McCain co-signed a letter to "Ms. Sarah H. Palin" of 245 West 5th Avenue #28, Anchorage, AK, 99501. He, along with his co-signers former Governor Michael Dukakis, former US Rep. Bill ... Read More

Daily Digest: Pioneering Pushback by Proxy

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 16 2008

The Wall Street Journal's Emily Steel highlights a fascinating example of a seemingly new online tactic we focused on yesterday when it came to DNC's new "Count the Lies" compendium. Let's call it pushback by proxy; "How ... Read More

Daily Digest: Pioneering Pushback by Proxy

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 16 2008

The Web on the Candidates MoveOn Points Facebook Ads to Sympathetic Others: The Wall Street Journal's Emily Steel highlights a fascinating example of a seemingly new online tactic we focused on yesterday when it came to ... Read More

Daily Digest: Commence Shoe Leather Phase?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 12 2008

We explore whether the Obama campaign's new Neighbor-to-Neighbor tool is something old or something new -- though we do know that it's borrowed and blue (Oh yeah, we went there...); an Iraq War veteran's anti-Obama clip ... Read More

Daily Digest: Commence Shoe Leather Phase?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 12 2008

The Web on the Candidates Getting from Facebook Friends to Votes: Is Barack Obama's newly-launched Neighbor-to-Neighbor tool revolutionary or nothing special? That's the question on my mind this Friday, and in a new ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Day of Remembrance, Service, Matt Damon

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 11 2008

The Web on the Candidates Streaming the "ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum": Having curtailed their negative ads today, John McCain and Barack Obama will participate in a joint visit to the former ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Day of Remembrance, Service, Matt Damon

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 11 2008

With the candidates holding back on negative ads in remembrance of September 11, 2001, MTV's Choose or Lose will live stream a forum tonight where McCain and Obama will detail their visions of service; a video clip of ... Read More

Daily Digest: Personal Democracy, Obama-Style

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 9 2008

The Web on the Candidates Oh, Internets: techPresident's Micah Sifry announces that, in light of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's dissolution of Parliament and the calling of new elections, the site has added new ... Read More

Daily Digest: Personal Democracy, Obama-Style

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 9 2008

In the midst of all the noise of RNC week, the Obama campaign quietly slipped out a Neighbor-to-Neighbor tool that might become a killer app come election day; Palin's dig at community organizing is fueling faith-based ... Read More