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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.

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

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The GOP hosts a fancy fundraiser for the disgraced Senator Vitter while demanding Representative Weiner’s immediate resignation.

June 9, 2011

After Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, John Ensign, David Vitter, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards and more—why don’t politicians learn?

June 7, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011

Like Google Executive and activist Wael Ghonim said, if you want to liberate a sociey, just give them the Internet. The Internet helps you fight the media war.

February 11, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011

The famous author and web skeptic emerged on Wednesday, arguing that Egypt's protests do not undermine his famous beef with online organizing.

February 2, 2011

As we speak, Egypt is struggling with near-total Internet and communications shut-off, and not just Egyptians are grappling with the implications. Can the flow of social media information to an entire country simply be cut? Apparently, yes. And that's not just an Egyptian concern.

February 1, 2011

Greg Mitchell brings the latest on both WikiLeaks and the Tuscon shooting.

January 11, 2011

Monday's update from Greg Mitchell on the latest on all things WikiLeaks.

January 10, 2011

 Greg Mitchell takes a look at the latest in WikiLeaks. 

January 8, 2011