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A conversation with the former frontman of Pulp about the sound of music in the digital era.

The Nation's Ari Melber shares his insights from the Netroots Nation conference on the direction Internet-based organizing is taking.

The Netroots Nation conference pulls in big Democratic names and spawns arguments in unlikely places.

A conversation with the author of Fair Use: Notes From Spam about spam, scambaiters and language games.

MoveOn, once the most powerful grassroots peace organization, has rendered its members voiceless on the expanding wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And that silence sends a message.

President Obama cracked the White House door for citizens on Thursday, and some of their questions were still bubbling up long after the first virtual town hall ended.

The tension around the pros and cons of online organizing has spurred a healthy debate in the social movement community.

Barack Obama has mobilized the most connected national constituency in history. But can he use it to govern?

In America's first Web-driven election, campaign videos made by ordinary people--not campaigns or the news media--grabbed most of the attention

Why do Internet boosters continue to confuse social networking with art?

Blogs

Republican Congressman says: "We should view the Wikileaks controversy in the larger context of American foreign policy. Rather than worry about the disclosure of embarrassing secrets we should focus on our delusional foreign policy."

December 11, 2010

Frank bemoans the race to the bottom that's being brought about by blogging, content mills, and journalism school enablers.

November 10, 2010

For real political change we need to combine the flexibility of digital organizing with the tangible results of on-the-ground activism.

October 18, 2010

The man behind the ACORN sting goes after CNN investigative correspondent Abbie Boudreau with boat full of sexually explicit props.

September 29, 2010

The struggle over Google's deal with Verizon is about a lot more than technology and business. It's a vital debate about the future of the democratic discourse.

August 16, 2010

As we've been rehashing the Constitution lately, maybe it bears reminding that we learned years ago that separate's not equal.

August 11, 2010

A US military intelligence analyst, who claimed to be the source for the Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" video, has reportedly been arrested. But the biggest story here may be the classified documents and videos yet to come.

June 7, 2010

The end of Newsweek would signal an end of an era for reporting--but what about the media left standing? 

May 10, 2010

The FCC must ensure Big Telecom cannot manipulate what we can access on the web for their own profits.

May 6, 2010

 The Twitter spotlight on Morning Joe.

March 3, 2010