NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Daily Archives: June 16th, 2011

Out of touch

Excerpt: Not since former President George H.W. Bush, who famously could not figure out how to use a price scanner at a grocery store, have we seen a politician so out of touch with everyday people, as Mitt Romney was today. Mr. Romney, in a phony, pathetic attempt at empathy, informed voters today that he, too, […]
Written by:Ken
Categories:Elections, Unscheduled Programming
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LIVE from Minneapolis: That’s a wrap… Day One is officially done!

Excerpt: The first day of Netroots Nation 2011 has come to a close. It was a long day, but a good day. We’ve met up with many old friends from conventions past, and made new ones. We attended several thought-provoking panels, explored the exhibit hall, and became experts at navigating Minneapolis’ Skyway system. And, of course, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Minneapolis: Building a stronger netroots community abroad

Excerpt: Here in the United States, we don’t always hear about efforts abroad to utilize social media and develop new ways of organizing online, because we don’t give our neighbors in the world community much attention. But we ought to, because progressives in other countries are trying to make use of the Internet to bring about […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Events, Media & Culture, World Commmunity
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LIVE from Minneapolis: Drew Westen, Tate Linden discuss keys to effective messaging

Excerpt: Good morning from Minneapolis! Today is the first day of Netroots Nation, and the NPI team’s first full day in the Twin Cities. I’m at a breakout session called Get the Message?, organized by Darcy Burner and featuring Drew Westen and Tate Linden. The session was advertised as a panel, but it’s really been more […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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