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Wednesday, April 13, 2005


From Meetups to Donuts

posted by Aziz P. at Wednesday, April 13, 2005 permalink View blog reactions
Meetup will now be charging $20/month to the designated organizer for a given meetup. I think it is safe to say that this kills meetup as a political rallying tool for the grassroots. This may be for the best, however, as the Meetup model may be outdated - and donuts are the new thing.

UPDATE: DFA will cover the cost of Meetups in the interim. You can get a coupon for your DFA meetup here:


There is an online poll for president in 2008 at Dean is currently in last place because he was excluded from the original list.


why do democrats wait until
3 months before an election to
attack there republican
oppositions record? the gop will
not wait to attack anything
said by or legislation proposed
by democrats! when did jesus
be come a right wing conservative


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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.