Micah L. Sifry is the president of Civic Hall and the author of The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet).
What makes a protest powerful?
Grassroots activists have organized a movement stronger than Obama’s, and the midterm elections were just the beginning.
Can a public sphere worth living in ever be built online?
If the United States ever gets a major new political party, it won’t be built by think tank denizens.
He built a grassroots machine of two million supporters eager to fight for change. Then he let it die. This is the untold story of Obama’s biggest mistake—and how it paved the way for Trump.