Stories by Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller is a political activist/blogger in DC, and was an editor at MyDD from November 2005 until June 2007. He also consults for the Sunlight Foundation,, and Working Assets as well as proactively networking other progressive bloggers/internet activists and progressive professionals. subscribe to Matt Stoller's feed

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Open Left

America is ranked 84th in the world in terms of the number of women in our national legislature.

Posted on: May 23, 2008, Source: Open Left

What did an Obama spokesman mean by "tiered pricing?"

Posted on: May 22, 2008, Source: Open Left

As gas prices climb higher and higher, everyone feels the pinch.

Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source: Open Left

In Oregon, Sen. Obama discussed creating greater diversity in media to better serve the public.

Posted on: May 16, 2008, Source: Open Left

Sen. Obama locks horns with the FCC and speaks up for diversity in media.

Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: Open Left

TV is still the dominant force in campaigns, but that's beginning to change.

Posted on: May 8, 2008, Source: Open Left

Barack Obama built a movement to rival and take over the Democratic Party. Now what?

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008, Source: Open Left

Separate but unequal voting systems in West Virginia threaten to disenfranchise independent voters.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2008, Source: Open Left

This is how conventional wisdom is created.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2008, Source: Open Left

It is clear that DC Democrats have several different lines of messaging going on that work against each other.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2008, Source: Open Left

While the conservative myth is dominant in the political press, there's no just no evidence voters want a hero for President

Posted on: Mar 14, 2008, Source: Open Left

Obama's going to have to make up for his deficit by appealing to independents, which fortunately he is doing against both McCain and Clinton.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2008, Source: Open Left

Staffers have no choice but to adopt a defensive and insecure posture, their limited range of motion gets constrained by those at the top.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2008, Source: Open Left

Most of the accusations are outright misleading or just not true, but there's a deep irony here, and it leads to Wynn's ugly past.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2008, Source: Open Left

Sex workers are prepping for the conventions, though anecdotally the GOP Convention is better for business. Shocker.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008, Source: Open Left

If MoveOn goes for Obama, Clinton will be reaping her own harvest.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2008, Source: Open Left

I found it interesting that Conyers semi-rejects impeachment because that's what the Republicans ran on in 2006.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008, Source: Open Left

Hooray. Hopefully this will be a start of multiple positive trends from all our leaders.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2008, Source: Open Left

Highlights from the New America Foundation forum on the economic crisis, the closest any of us will get to the conference going on in Davos.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: Open Left

I don't particularly care if Bill Clinton chooses to step out of his elder statesman role, but this is very annoying.