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The Social Web, Insurgent Candidates and Rallying the Base

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Does the social Web -- the blogging, tweeting, Facebooking Internet -- work better for insurgent candidates? The answer, of course, is not that simple. If it were, Ron Paul would be president by now.

The New Evita? Obama's Political Outreach by Lottery

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, I received the note from Senator Bob Menendez promising Obama-time for a select few picked from those who kick in five bucks to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Pew Survey Charts Amazing Surge in Role of the Internet in Campaign 2008

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Some 55% of all adults said they went online for news and information about the election or to communicate with others about the race.

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.

NPR Videoblog With Arianna: 'Looking At The Future Of E-Politics'

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blogs, online commentators and viral videos have shaped the debate in the current election season. But "e-politics" still faces at least one major ob...