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MAPlight.org, a Berkeley-based online watchdog, is breaking ground by using technology to track how political contributions shape legislation.

The Iraqi government bans news footage of street carnage and the Pentagon blocks soldiers' access to YouTube and MySpace. Can we assume from this that the surge is going badly?

Will rural America become roadkill on the information superhighway?

Media bigwigs are taking a beating as bloggers challenge their accuracy, integrity and transparency.

As bloggers gain strength as the political voice of the left, how can they compete with well-funded mainstream media?

Viacom, NBC and NewsCorp./Fox are waging war against Google in a high-stakes scramble to cash in on the unmined riches of the Internet. At what cost to us?

Antiwar activists are using the video-sharing site to reach new audiences and counter mainstream media bias.

Russian blogs are flourishing as alternative media and launchpads for an emerging civil society, but corruption and government manipulation are flourishing as well.

John Edwards's netroots flap only proves that Democrats should tap into bloggers' energy and learn to manage their passions.

In Egypt, bloggers have cracked into a tightly sealed state monopoly on information dissemination.

Blogs

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

One transparency group wants you to know how much every politicians at the health care summit accepted from health care and industry donors.

February 25, 2010

A new Google map of national student activism harnesses the power of the web in hopes of connecting youth from coast to coast.

December 1, 2009