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Micah L. Sifry

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Micah L. Sifry

Micah L. Sifry, a former Nation associate editor, is co-founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, editor of its techPresident.com blog and senior adviser to the Sunlight Foundation.


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Ganz seems to think my book blames technology alone for the Internet’s failure to democratize politics. That’s far from the case.

For a healthy democracy, transparency is the best medicine.

Stranded in Europe, I don't feel like a displaced person. I'm buoyed by an invisible network of friends and strangers all connected by social media.

Is America ready for a nonideological problem solver with liberal views on gun control, gay rights and abortion?

Michael Bloomberg doesn't actually have to run for President to tilt the race his way.

How the upper one-one-hundredth of 1 percent does politics.

Thanks to Web-savvy agitators, insiderism and elitism are under heavy attack.

This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.

Does Dean for America have a second act? That's the question a lot of people have been asking after the collapse of Howard Dean's presidential campaign.

There was a contagious optimism in the air about the potential of the Internet to effect political change.