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If It's Friday, It's Meet the Bloggers

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kerry Trueman

Meet The Bloggers brings us the Rev and the righteous Savitri D from the Church of Stop Shopping, along with tips from the Center For A New American Dream's LaToya Peterson on how to simplify the holidays.

Progressives Angry Over Reports That Karl Rove Likes Things

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Anger, outrage and confusion spread through the progressive political community as sources close to Karl Rove began leaking a list of things that Rove...

Elephant in the Room: When Will the GOP Join the Blogosphere?

Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney

Liberals may be ecstatic about the influence the blogosphere has had on the election results, but thoughtful citizens should have reservations about the absence of conservative dialogue.

Mormon Church on Prop 8: We Oppose Civil Rights (But Don't Tell)

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

On Daily Kos yesterday, Dante Atkins provided a smoking gun memo showing that the Mormon Church has planned for more than a decade to hide behind others in its attempt to suppress civil rights.

The Unmarried Electorate: 60% Obama, 33% McCain

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

But where is the love? When was the last time you heard about this demographic juggernaut on Morning Joe? Where are the network stories or the feature articles in newspapers or magazines?

McCain Volunteers Finally Roused In Northern Virginia

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

I peered inside the huge glass windows and saw something unexpected: rows and rows of people on phone banks, dozens of them. It was completely unlike the other McCain "victory offices" I've visited.

Memo To Media: The Palin Rape-Kit Story Has Not Been "Debunked"

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The press has treated the story as something of a taboo. And the loud, right-wing media claims about it being "debunked" likely add to its untouchable status.

Kos: Time For Dems To "Get Down In The Mud"

DailyKos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sullivan links to a reader email that asks: It also occurs to me that in a way McCain and Rove have actually simply taken over the liberal blogos...

The Culture War Option For The Palin Convention

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

McCain's convention gambit is now a culture war strategy. It depends for its execution on conflict with journalists and bloggers and on confusion between and among the press, the blogosphere, and the Democratic party.

DailyKos Embraces The Palin 'Fake Pregnancy' Rumor But Rejects The Edwards Story

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

Progressive standard bearers such as DailyKos have been showing signs lately of stifling dissenting opinions and promoting crazy rumors usually associated with the right.

Kos And Alinsky And Election 2008

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

Kos may be the digital-era Saul Alinsky, as one reviewer put it, taking local activism online. Obama has updated Alinksy as well, synthesizing a national and local approach.

The Kos And The System: "Blogfather" Markos Moulitsas On Digital-Era Activism And His New Book

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christian Avard

"The right understands that working for change is very methodical. It's their ability to subsume the movement into a common whole that's made them very powerful. You don't get that on the left."

Leaks in McCain's Cone of Silence?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The honor system, are you kidding me? I think it is pretty clear at this point McCain did indeed know the questions in advance at the Faith Forum.

Markos, John, & Elizabeth: How Daily Kos Keeps Swallowing The Kool-Aid

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

I think I know why I'm still banned. Markos got this story totally wrong and his wrongness set the tone over at Daily Kos for everyone who attacked me and who continue to attack me to this day.

Elizabeth Edwards: A Conflicted Heroine

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Elizabeth Edwards will get through this. We have seen her grit and fortitude in the past. What the public will be questioning, when they go deeper than their initial reaction of empathy, will be what role she played in how this crisis was handled.

Edwards Affair: A Hard Lesson For the Left Half of the Blogosphere

Erin Kotecki Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erin Kotecki Vest

The left needed to be ahead of this story, and had the opportunity to be -- but chose instead to get defensive and nasty (another great blogging trait) to those who dare speak about it's possibility.

Banning Bloggers -- I've Heard Enough Singing From the NetRoots

Erin Kotecki Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erin Kotecki Vest

The liberal, "censorship sucks" blog, Daily Kos has banned Lee Stranahan. Now I'm convinced they are extremists who are no better than the Neo-Con fundies.

The Online War the Democrats Are Losing: Where's the Strategy?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Right's winning the email war, which could prove decisive. It would be ironic if, after all these innovations, Democrats were beaten by a tool that's so crude yet effective.

Sam Stein

Harold Ford Heckled Over Fox Comment At Netroots Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former congressman Harold Ford was billed as a sheep amidst the wolves when he was booked for an appearance at the Netroots Nation conference here in ...

DNCC Blogger Details Still a Puzzle

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

A daily American Samoa seat raffle in the Blogger Lounge. The Big Tent. The Mile High Stadium events. The inadequacy of three thousand data lines -- just some of the many mysteries unfolding in Denver.

Thomas B. Edsall

What Obama Can Learn From Bubba

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The bitter ideological debate over Barack Obama's decision to support to controversial national security wiretapping legislation and other "moves to t...

Obama's FISA Cave In: A Reverse "Souljah" Moment

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

When other candidates tack left or right between the party primary and election day, it's a form of Kabuki; we all know what they really stand for because they've left legislative paper trails that show us.

Kos: Clinton's "Destructive Coup Attempt" Good For Democrats

Newsweek | Markos Moulitsas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has proved during the past few months that she is a fighter, that she is tenacious, and that she is in the race to win. There's just o...

Kos Mocks Clinton Bloggers "On Strike"

Daily Kos | Markos Moulitsas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Giordano, on the laughable Clinton-supporters "strike" of this blog: There was always something incongruous about the self-proclaimed "Hillary...

Olbermann Blogging Regularly At DailyKos

TV Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two weeks ago TVNewser noted that MSNBC's Keith Olbermann wrote a blog post at leftie political site Daily Kos. It appears that he is now a regular at...