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12/16/2004

Moveon

“My center is giving way, my right is pulled back… Situation excellent. I shall attack.”
I'm busy, and posting will be light for the next week or so, but I want to highlight a few important post-election pieces on the impact of Moveon.org and the 527s. The first is this piece from Newsweek, which reports on the house parties that took place a couple of weeks ago. The second and third are in Salon, here and here. The first two skeptically note what is simply true: the 527s succeeded. They met their goals. The problem, again, is that their goals weren't high enough, that they didn't predict the effectiveness of the GOP GOTV operation. The third piece contains some insightful comments from Wes Boyd, particularly on the Beinart purge effort.

All three are important to understanding the future of the independent groups' efforts to revitalize progressive politics.

 

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