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  •  Hmm. (17+ / 0-)

    A good point, I think. It's often hard to tell, for example, which far-right crackpots aren't going anywhere and which are, which proposed laws have a shot and which don't, etc. Then again, it's often hard for even experts to tell, the way things sometimes go.

    If something is really important, there will be a bunch of stories on it. And an action you can take. And the coverage will last more than a day, or more than a week, or more than a month. While it can be hard to tell how important this or that might be from any one individual story, the editorial staff definitely tries to make sure that important stories are followed on an ongoing basis.

    And, of course, much of it is opinion. What's "important" to the editorial team may be "important" because of their own expertise and biases, and what other people find "important" might be very different. We try hard to have a site in which anyone who has an Important Thing can cover it themselves, in as many stories as they want, and if other people think it's important too they'll start following that news and learning more about it themselves.

    •  We are doing fairly well (4+ / 0-)

      on elections, organizing around issues and GOTV, health care (my main area at the moment), inequality, LGBT rights (especially Marriage Equality), the environment, renewable energy, labor issues, voting rights, history as it relates to our current politics, and other topics. I would love to see more on education and foreign affairs, especially development issues (I work on education around the world when not here.)

      All could be greatly improved if we attracted more of the right talent, as we did with brainwrap and his ACA Signups, and by other measures. NN is wonderful.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 06:34:37 PM PDT

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