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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

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: 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: 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

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