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Investigating the Netroots

TNR Editor Franklin Foer interviews Jonathan Chait about this week's cover story, "The Left's New Machine." Chait studied the liberal blogs for a year and paid close attention to their tone, their ticks, and their hobby-horses. Here, he discusses who, exactly, constitutes "the netroots," what function they serve for the American press, and their role in correcting what he says is a distorted political debate.