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March 18th, 2009

Enlisting Google Earth in the Budget Earmarks War

The Sunlight Foundation has just put Google Earth to an excellent advocacy purpose: letting us follow the (budgetary) money. As the Foundation’s Gabriela Schneider writes: Mashing up Google Earth and with the companies, universities and nonprofit recipients of earmarks in the House Defense...

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Learning from the Ron Paul Online Fundraising Frenzy

Ron Paul and his band of online insurgents did it again — they mobilized online support to gin up tons of cash (a cool $4.2 million) and make the mainstream media take notice. Outside the Beltway has a good wrap-up of news coverage, and of course the online politics crowd has weighed in as...

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