From the perspective of somebody with a background in digital archiving, copyright is a squatter’s right, defined by the ability to deny content to others. The overwhelming majority of works are not Harry Potter, still sold, published, and making money. Most materials under copyright are not reprinted, not available, not distributed, with the rights no [...]
Oh great, first the war on drugs, now a war on internet trolls. And everyone else suffers because of police incompetence and brutality. Dressed in full protective gear, police broke the storm door of the home at 616 East Powell Ave. — the Milans’ front door was already open on the hot summer day. They [...]
Last month, a “senior administration official” said the number of civilians killed in drone strikes in Pakistan under President Obama is in the “single digits.” But last year “U.S. officials” said drones in Pakistan killed about 30 civilians in just a yearlong stretch under Obama. Both claims can’t be true. Read more
States’ rights, they’re cool, hip, and everyone’s talking about them. The question is, why are they talking about them, and how exactly do states have rights?
In preparation for equipping the volunteers of our campaign, I went in search of a printable map of our district yesterday. With the newly drawn lines from the 2010 census going into effect for the first time this year, Texas House District 56 looks quite different from before.
As you may or may not know, we host daily discussions on a slew of topics through our Facebook page. We recently decided to talk about Georgia’s denial of the KKK’s application to adopt a highway, and of course contradiction ensues.
Voting once every four years, or two? Not at all? Does it all feel pretty hopeless, like a waste of time? No offense, but if this is what you’re doing, it essentially is a waste of time.
In a segment that’s bound to ruffle the feathers of some progressives, Bill Maher had some strong, sarcastic words for the Occupy Wall Street movement on Friday’s episode of “Real Time.” His overall message: it’s time to leave the parks and get in the game. After citing some upcoming OWS plans, including an event on [...]