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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.

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.

Blogs

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

The FCC is reportedly considering a “hybrid” plan that could still leave us with exactly what we don’t want: fast lanes for the 1% and slow lanes for everybody else.

November 6, 2014

We're running out of time to fight for net neutrality.

September 10, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

“This is exactly why we need Net Neutrality. We don’t want to live in a world where Comcast or AT&T gets to decide which side of the story you see.”

August 1, 2014