The hottest news item of the last 24 hours is the leak of a memo revealing a top secret NSA program called PRISM that allegedly gave the National Security Agency direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, AOL, YouTube, and PalTalk. This comes a day after the same Guardian reporter, […]

Earlier today President Obama answered questions submitted through CitizenTube via the White House Live Facebook application. I had hoped to have the video from the question and answer session to embed here, and have been waiting for it since CitizenTube hours ago claimed that it would be available shortly, but unfortunately it is not yet […]

Great news for user-generated government. New Obama CIO Vivek Kundra (one of the brightest minds when it comes to government and technology) indicated on a conference call that data.gov is about to become a reality: In a 25-minute conference call, Mr. Kundra discussed some of his plans and interests, including his intention to extend the […]

Michael’s post on voter registration modernization made me think about Millennials, the Democratic Party, and the relationship between the two regarding issue advocacy and legislative priorities. I see three distinct dynamics based on the legislative priorities of young progressives and the Democratic Party. 1) Youth asked to support Democratic legislation that is not a youth […]

Cross-posted on Future Majority. Mike’s analysis of the failure of the Youth Ball highlights an issue that is often overlooked regarding the youth movement: the disconnect with young political staffers. To add insult to injury, many of us who have worked to engage youth for 4 years or more were scrounging to receive ANY tickets […]

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