Posts Tagged "Politics"

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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Men’s Porn Use Linked to Unhappy Relationships

Men’s Porn Use Linked to Unhappy Relationships

Young women who report that their romantic partners look at porn frequently are less happy in their relationships than women partnered with guys who more often abstain, new research finds. The study bolsters some anecdotal evidence that men’s porn use can shake the self-esteem of their girlfriends or wives, though certainly not all couples have conflicts over pornography, said study...

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