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Now that Democrats have real power, netroots progressives need to choose their issues--and their tactics.

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.

Blogs

You could call Girls groundbreaking artistic work. You could also say it’s Internet trolling elevated to an art form.

January 28, 2013

Facebook's new program will allow anyone to search for, say, "Chinese residents who have family members that like Falun Gong."

January 27, 2013

This week: the realities of sex work, Western interventionism and Canada is really cold. 

January 25, 2013

Two movies on the group have already drawn criticism from their subjects.

January 24, 2013

The prosecution of Aaron Swartz was about more than “hacking,” and we need to remember that.

January 18, 2013

Lawrence Lessig, a friend and mentor of Aaron Swartz, discusses the circumstances of Swartz's death and the government's culpability.

January 15, 2013

The Internet rightly takes the magazine to task for the article, which ran under a small disclaimer and a large The Atlantic logo.

January 15, 2013

Although Governor Deval Patrick said it won’t affect his choice of a replacement, the petition drive could raise pressure to involve citizens in the process.

January 14, 2013

Each of our minds contain a universe, but how is it that his mind contained fourteen or fifteen of them?

January 12, 2013

Prosecutors suggest similar litigation against media outlets is possible.

January 10, 2013