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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.
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.
The time is right to upend big media's agenda.
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.
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