Tag Archives: Politics

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Can AOL, MySpace, Digg rebound?

Below are the stories I covered for this bi-weekly edition of the OPA intelligence report. Follow the links to read individual stories or click here for full coverage of the top online media news. Any comments are welcome below. Intelligence … Continue reading

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Live 2010 Election Day Chat on Social Media + Politics

This was the first live chat I’ve helped plan and participated in. Although I got bumped from my afternoon slot to the end of the night by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, I did succeed in getting him to comment on … Continue reading

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A Rally Without Reason

In case it’s not clear in my review of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, I did enjoy it. The event’s crowd control was nonexistent and the AV was inadequate, so my group opted to watch it from the … Continue reading

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How the Tea Party Utilized Digital Media to Gain Power

This piece, which I wanted to call “The Digitally Driven Rise of the Tea Party,” was originally about how the right was using new media to oppose climate protection regulations. The idea for the piece grew out of earlier conversations … Continue reading

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Clowning Around in Government

I was originally just going to note on my blog how prescient my talk with Selena turn out to be, but I ran it by my editor at MIL and she was interested in seeing a polished write up. Below is what … Continue reading

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The Q&A: Selena McMahan, Clown

I lived on the same dormitory floor as Selena during my freshman year of college. Although we didn’t see each other as much as we did when we lived on either side of the floor’s co-ed bathroom, we remained friendly … Continue reading

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Did Obama Ignore the Mess at MMS?

As I was writing up my TAP test post “Job Openings for Inspectors General,” I was shocked to discover that Interior, the agency responsible for offshore  drilling, was among the departments that lacked a presidential-appointed watchdog. I looked into it … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Hypocrisy for a Good Cause?

This is my third post on a topic of my choice for the Prospect‘s writing test (and the favorite of my sister, who graciously helped to copy edit my submissions). I give a Minnesotan take on the Oracle of Omaha … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Using Republicans To Pass Financial Reform

This was a self-selected Prospect article critique for my application to their fellowship program. See this post for more information. They probably won’t vote for it. But by including GOP ideas in the finance bill, Democrats can make it difficult … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Politics Critique of the Feburary 18, 2009 Issue

This was written as a part of my application for TNR‘s once sought-after reporter-researcher position while I was wrapping up my web internship at The Nation. In the past, the year-long position has been an important career springboard for many … Continue reading

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