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Friday, August 15, 2003


A Fair and Balanced Day

posted by annatopia at Friday, August 15, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
On the lighter side, we're showing some solidarity today by supporting Neal Pollack's Fair and Balanced blogburst. This was inspired by FAUX's decision to sue fair & balanced satirist Al Franken over the title to his upcoming Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. So there's your explanation for our new fair & balanced title bar. Stay tuned for more fair & balanced Howard Dean coverage as the day progresses.


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.