12 threats to your vote Intimidating letters. Pressure from employers. Phony mailers. Dirty tricksters are trying to steal the election (FROM SALON) BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD With just 10 days left to go until the election, this is where the campaign can get a bit sketchy as candidates and their allies pull out all the stops and reach into their bags of dirty tricks to suppress, intimidate or otherwise...read more
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Watch Karl Rove twist the law to produce ads that don’t have to disclose the donor due to the protection of a Non-profit status called 501(c4) status. This legal maneuver could prove lethal to a gullible public. Watch this in-depth report on how the electorate is being purchased for this year’s presidential election. Who will fall for their advertising tricks? Unfortunately, many...read more
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Egyptâ€™s military rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood escalated their confrontation on Friday as the generals threatened to use â€œthe utmost firmnessâ€ to preserve their authority and the Islamists presented a reunited front with some of their former allies from the revolt against Hosni Mubarak. Supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhoodâ€™s...read more
June 19, 2012 Free Speech for Computers? By TIM WU from NYTimes DO machines speak? If so, do they have a constitutional right to free speech? This may sound like a fanciful question, a matter of philosophy or science fiction. But itâ€™s become a real issue with important consequences. In todayâ€™s world, we have delegated many of our daily decisions to computers. On the drive to work, a...read more
Night Falls, Power Rises, in Montreal â€œThen we looked at each other and marveled how, just a mere week ago, there were four lone pots beating out a tune of solidarity & disobedience & freedom in his neighborhood, and now, so few days later, young children are teaching themselves rebellion, and as another friend said to me on the street, we anarchists are struggling to catch up to...read more