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    Rules for Revolutionaries

    Becky Bond and Zack Exley talked about their book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything, in which they look at shifts in grassroots campaigning that can be…

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    Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

    Douglas Rushkoff talked about his book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, about how Americans can build upon the digital economy by altering the…

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    Open Internet

    Panelists talked about the concept of “open Internet,” also know as “net neutrality,” and whether the Internet is a public utility. “Open Internet” refers to the idea that Internet providers must allow…

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    Protection of Federal Whistleblowers

    Panelists talked about protecting government whistleblowers and striking the balance between reporting wrongdoing and the government’s need for confidentiality. Whistleblowers is a term used for…

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    Conversation between Douglas Rushkoff and Micah Sifry

    A discussion between authors Micah Sifry and Douglas Rushkoff about technology and its impact, both positive and negative,on the world. They also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Reaction to Presidential Remarks

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the president’s remarks at a Senate Democratic Party retreat.

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    Internet Activism

    Jane Hamsher and Patrick Ruffini spoke about the Internet as a tool for political activism and campaigning. Among the topics they addressed were the influence on Internet blogs on…

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    New Media and Politics

    Arianna Huffington and Chuck DeFeo talked about old versus new media, and contrasted the strengths and weaknesses of both. Topics included accountability, transparency, the pitfalls of access to…

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    Inside the Presidential Campaigns

    A panel discussion was held on the internet strategies used by the 2008 Presidential candidates. Topics included candidates' internet skill levels, social software applications, and how…

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    The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions

    The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions, published by Touchstone, is a compilation of essays, articles, and opinions on the history and future of Iraq and the Middle East. The two…

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    Is That a Politician in Your Pocket?

    Mr. Sifry and Ms. Watzman talked about their book, Is That a Politician in Your Pocket?: Washington on $2,000,000 a Day, published by John Wiley and Sons. The book is about campaign financing.…

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    Spoiling for a Fight

    Mr. Sifry discusses his book, Spoiling for a Fight: Third-Party Politics in America, published by Routledge. In it, the author documents the history of third-party politics in American history,…

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    Washington Journal: Monday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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