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Tuesday, September 30, 2003


Facts, not fiction

posted by annatopia at Tuesday, September 30, 2003 permalink View blog reactions

If you don't believe in dirty politics, if you don't believe in dishonesty, if you don't believe in special interests controlling our political system, now is the time to take a swing at that bat.

If you believe in a new American politics, if you believe in Howard Dean, if you believe in yourself and this community, and if you want to take your country back, take a swing at the bat. Now is the time. Not tomorrow, not next week, now.

Hat tip to Chris in Philly for the zonkboard link.


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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.