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Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, a k a MyDD and Daily Kos, propose to revive the Democratic Party with a technology-driven "bloodless coup."

Telephone and cable bigwigs pitched their vision of a pay-to-play
Internet to the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday, and web visionaries
pushed back. Lawmakers seemed baffled by the complexity.

Telephone and cable companies are crafting strategies to transform the free and open Internet to a privately run service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online. Can we stop them?

Obsessed voyeurs in the Bush Administration are poking their noses into
everyone's business, with the help of Internet giants like Microsoft,
AOL and Yahoo.

The scandals suffocating the Bush Administration seem less like Nixon
and Watergate and more like Louis XV and pre-Revolutionary France. They
are harbingers of a potent cultural event that may jolt the public out
of complacency.

What began as an amateur porn site has become a magnet for graphic images of combat and derisive comments posted by US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. But military officials are loath to condemn it.

Journalists, bloggers, news executives, media scholars and librarians try to make sense of the new media environment.

It's hard to know who to root against in the
bloggers vs. CNN controversy that led to the
resignation of CNN's Eason Jordan, a twenty-three-year veteran of the
network.

Thanks to Web-savvy agitators, insiderism and elitism are under heavy attack.

The Center for Digital Democracy is part of a "Public Interest, Public Airwaves" coalition supporting a policy that would require broadcasters to air more public service programming in the digital age. Click here for more info.

Blogs

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

The selective censorship of “Innocence of Muslims” in Libya and Egypt “reeks of paternalism.”

September 14, 2012