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Ambitious politicians don't need a draft to run for higher office, but as "draft" sites become a campaign essential, genuine netroots activists will pay the price.

Progressive "blink tanks" are pressuring Congressional Democrats to work to restore civil liberties lost by passage of Bush's Military Commissions Act.

It's the end of the world as we know it: Tower Records, the last great CD emporium, is
closing, victim of the iPod and MP3 revolution. As Wal-Mart and
other big-box stores pick up the slack, will niche music also perish?

Democratic House candidates who once were long shots now have a crack at
winning. Will party power-brokers lend them a hand?

The Google/YouTube merger is not just a big media deal: It's the leading
edge of a data-driven marketing system that will follow our every move
and immerse us in interactive marketing messages.

How can the MSM maintain they hold themselves to higher standards than
the Drudge-driven political blogosphere when they ape its most
irresponsible practices?

If Senator Ted Stevens defies mounting public opposition and succeeds in killing net
neutrality, expect the free flow of online content to be replaced by lowbrow
corporate infotainment.

As New Orleans rebuilds, so does its Internet community. Here's a list
of the Big Easy's liveliest sites.

Senator Ted Stevens has no idea how the Internet works, but he's asking Congress to remake it to suit the interests of the telecommunications industry. Can progressives apply the pressure to kill this bill?

Blogs

“New players are boosting reporting power, technological talent and financial resources going into news, creating a level of energy not felt for a long time,” said Amy Mitchell, Pew's director of journalism research.

March 26, 2014

Greg Mitchell looks back on some of Matt Taibbi's earlier work. 

February 20, 2014

Americans can and should say "no" to the consolidation of communications.

February 14, 2014

A court has struck down net neutrality protections. But the commission has the authority to undo the damage.

January 14, 2014

A new movement known as Wages for Facebook says yes. 

January 14, 2014

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

The national security journalist says more Snowden/NSA stories to come soon.

October 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

Eric on Tom Jones and what people are syaing about his book, and Reed on media and drones. 

May 23, 2013

Industry lobbyists outspent activists 38-1, but a grassroots coalition and dissenting members of Congress appear to have rendered CISPA “dead for now.”

April 26, 2013