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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.

Senator Ted Stevens has no idea how the Internet works, but he's asking Congress to remake it to suit the interests of the telecommunications industry. Can progressives apply the pressure to kill this bill?

Blogs

Twitter messages are bubbling up to the President.

September 10, 2012

 With campaigns and partisans gaining narrative-shaping clout, journalists' role is shrinking.

August 24, 2012

A young woman turns the political moment into musical parody.

August 22, 2012

An insurance giant battles the Internet.

August 16, 2012

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

 Eric on the royal Internet "we" and Reed on this summer of political sequels. 

July 6, 2012

 “Artists who turncoat and exploit other artists—I have no words.”

June 22, 2012

Conservatives mocked “The Life of Julia,” but it is more advanced than Romney's Website. Does that matter?

May 13, 2012

The most important security and surveillance legislation that you've probably never heard about.

May 3, 2012