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Monday, November 17, 2003

 

As Seen on ZB!

posted by Trammell at Monday, November 17, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Greetings Dean Nationals! First, I'm so thrilled that Heath has picked up the Backbone Award and ran with it -- I just wanted to move on and do some other things at Dean Nation, and I'm also busy with changes at Points West and a groovy new project, coming soon. Rather than a standard Open Thread, I thought I'd try out As Seen on ZB! -- a "best of" your links from the ZonkBoard, and a place to discuss them.

SEA OF SOULS: Steve Wicklund points us to this must-read from Daily Kos, The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party:
It is no secret that the Democratic Party has been split into two factions -- the "insiders" who have run the party the past decade, and the Howard Dean/Joe Trippi "reformer" faction. The New Republic's Ryan Lizza has had some of the best coverage of the primary campaign, and has an eye-opening and extremely important look at this growing rift.
MOVING CONTINENTS: Dean and Alan in CA note this article from The Nation about two Swedish students who have created a website called Democracy Aid '04 that is asking every person in the European Union to send MoveOn.org one dollar to help defeat Bush! Heeheehee.

CLARK IN GENERAL: Video clip of Wes Clark from FOX News via Niner (and Kos) -- scroll down to the pic of Clark with the headline "Setting the Record Straight." As Niner states: "clarkies think it's favorable of course but i think it shows the pressure is getting to him. i applaud the message he's trying to get through, though." I concur, but they say that Dean comes unhinged? Wow. Also, via Barb this Clark/Dean Article from Mother Jones titled Where's Wesley?

AT THE RACES: A Kerry jab by Lukovich over at Points West.

Enjoy, the floor is yours....


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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.