“We have the information they need.” — Anil Dash asks How should a White House Quora Work?
This great sortable database makes it easy to figure out who in the House managed to take the most money from the health industry while voting against healthcare reform. As a bonus, there’s a column noting the percentage of uninsured in their district. The most obvious story I see in this data: Pete Sessions sold […]
Data and analysis from the Washington Post on President Obama’s calendar. Who is getting face time, on what topic, for how long, on a daily basis? POTUS Tracker
Pretty much every single industry that involves convincing consumers that your product, or idea, or business is a great idea has been strafed with a raft of “What [Your Industry Here] Can Learn From Barack Obama” blog posts lately, and journalism is no exception. This month’s Carnival of Journalism, which I’m late for due to […]
[Let’s get the usual disclaimer out of the way, first things first.] For those of you who haven’t noticed that I have a political point of view, forgive the intrusion, but this is my Election Day editorial, and for that matter, it’s my name on the masthead, so I pretty much get to say what […]
Try to think about this as adding a layer of data on top of a layer of reputation and it gets (more) interesting. via @fimoculous Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey – Waxy.org
I interviewed Jay Rosen today on IM about his spinewatch project, which encourages journalists, bloggers, and citizens in general to point out moments when the political press on the campaign trail shows evidence of needing to grow one, or of having grown one. Jay: “But the rules and assumptions underlying the fact checking regime are […]
I’ve been following this thread for a few years now. The FEC has been getting this right for some time now, correctly positing that free speech is free speech, even when it’s political, and that speech doesn’t count as a political contribution. That seems pretty clear, but this ruling confirms it yet again. via @journerdism […]
So I’ve been reading this book my Dad sent me a few weeks ago. It’s not that impressive so far (about 100 pages in). The mentions in the title of MySpace and YouTube seem to have been tacked on in order to sell books, fittingly enough, and the authors make their political alignments clear from […]
Will Larry run? Lessig ’08 – Change Congress.