Posts Tagged "Politics"

Record Number of Women Elected to U.S. Congress

Record Number of Women Elected to U.S. Congress

Alina Selyukh Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A record number of women will serve in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives after sweeping victories in Tuesday’s election that challenged the traditional male makeup of the U.S. legislative branch. Twenty women will serve in the 100-member Senate and at least 81 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be women. A...

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Threats to Your Vote

Threats to Your Vote

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...

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Day of the Girl

Day of the Girl

Why a Day for Girls? “We want to be seen as equals, in the eyes of others AND in our own eyes.” Why a day just for girls? Because girls can save the world. And we deserve a bigger part of it. A Dozen Reasons As girls, we experience inequality in every aspect of our lives. There are a billion reasons why we need the Day of the Girl, but let’s start with just a dozen (all are...

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Egypt Rising Up

Egypt Rising Up

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Egypt’s military rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood escalated their confrontation on Friday as the generals threatened to use “the utmost firmness” 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 Brotherhood’s...

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Free Speech for Computers?

Free Speech for Computers?

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 it’s become a real issue with important consequences. In today’s world, we have delegated many of our daily decisions to computers. On the drive to work, a...

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