They say the Internet brings the world together, but here's an interesting match-up: the right-wing bloggers are holding their annual conference right next door to the left-wing bloggers in Vegas. We talk to the head of the progressive conference, Netroots Nation. And tomorrow, we check in with the conservatives. So... do you need an Internet connection to be plugged into politics today? How has the political landscape changed thanks to blogging? What issues are hot online right now? And how are bloggers using the web to prepare for the 2010 elections? Share your thoughts.
The progressive blogging conference, Netroots Nation, runs July 22-25 at the Rio Hotel and Casino. Speakers will include Daily Kos and Netroots Nation founder Markos Moulitsas, Senator Harry Reid, and Senator Al Franken, among others.
Raven Brooks, Exec Dir, Netroots Nation; Co-founder, BuyBlue.org
Cheryl Contee, Co-founder, Jack and Jill Politics; partner, Fission Strategy; presenter, Netroots Nation
Jim Gilliam, Founder, 3dna (making internet tools like act.ly, GovLuv, and pro.act.ly); Co-founder, Brave New Films; presenter, Netroots Nation
You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for. If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.