At last week’s Netroots Nation convention in Austin, online-politics innovator Andrew Rasiej told Obama deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand that the campaign had still not demonstrated clearly to netroots supporters that an Obama administration would commit to online transparency and an open line of communication with them.
(It was perhaps an indication of Read More
So we’re going to be participating in a TechPresident project, along with the New York Times, MSNBC, and a diverse mix of online political commentators. It’s a new political forum called 10 Questions in which you, the insightful and inventive reader, get to pose questions to the presidential candidates.
Tech President, a site designed and run by the people at Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry’s Personal Democracy Forum, just just won the $10,000 grand prize from the 2007 Knight-Batten Awards for innovations in journalism.
Which, in addition to being a deserved reward for a Read More
Here’s an interesting marriage of technology with mundane consituent service:
A Flickr page dedicated to the kind of complaints people report to the city’s 311 hotline.
It was started by a member named Ingrid, and here are the rules she has laid out: Read More
In Manhattan, it’s no secret that politics and real estate can be brutal. Yet Public Advocate candidate Andrew Rasiej has kept busy with both, recently purchasing a luxury condo on Lafayette Street for $2.265 million.
The tech-savvy Mr. Rasiej is hoping to beat out front-runner Betsy Gotbaum for the Democratic nomination on Sept. 13, Read More
I have an exclusive Pace Poll of “prime” Democratic voters, which shows Freddy strong, Gifford rising, and has some interesting results in down-ballot races as well.
Also, Jason Horowitz watches as Bob Morgenthau gets into the swing of retail politics.
Chris Lehmann and Joe Conason slap Bush over New Orleans.
And Read More
In the fall of 1995, Betsy Gotbaum lay sweating in a hot sauna in Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, worrying about work. She’d just been appointed president of the New-York Historical Society, the city’s oldest museum. And its most decrepit, teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
Just then, no less a luminary than Henry Luce III Read More
Last month, Howard Dean’s former campaign manager endorsed Andrew Rasiej to depose Betsy Gotbaum and redefine the role of the public advocate.
Yesterday, Howard Dean’s brother backed Norman Siegel to do the same thing.
What does it all mean?
(Really. I don’t know.)
Please discuss. Read More
It’s 5:19 p.m. on a hotter-than-hell Friday in July. You’re
on the No. 4 train, somewhere between Union Square and Grand Central. A droplet
of sweat dribbles down your brow to the tip of your nose. You’d wipe it away,
if only your elbows weren’t pinned to your sides by the crush of humanity. The Read More
Cox Communications Inc. heiress Margaretta (Retta) Taylor is buying a townhouse at 2 Sutton Square, just a few blocks from her mother’s apartment at 1 Sutton Place South and East 56th Street, but she’ll probably send the butler if she needs to borrow a cup of milk or, more likely, some aspirin, in the coming Read More