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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

There is an unusually large, organized drive for gun control after the murder at Sandy Hook Elementary.

December 17, 2012

The election is over, but President Obama is already tapping his campaign e-mail list to press Republcans into a tax retreat.

December 10, 2012

Will Facebook conversations mobilize workers to strike?

November 21, 2012

The (deliberately) funny campaign videos were all on the Obama side of the 2012 race and each, in its own way, may have helped him (a little) in gaining victory.

November 9, 2012

The presidential campaigns have different voter targets and different approaches for turning them out.

November 5, 2012

There are unusual battle lines in a major progressive dispute over the future of the powerhouse website Change.org.

October 28, 2012

The explosion of online mockery over Mitt Romney’s binder comment at the debate reveals a bigger problem.

October 17, 2012

It’s time for some men on Twitter to handle criticism better.

October 12, 2012

The parallel universe of right-wing conspiracy e-mail smears. 

September 25, 2012

Looking to find out how to register your vote? These social media apps can help. 

September 21, 2012