Last year, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota introduced a location privacy bill to the U.S. Senate that cleared the Senate Judiciary committee but didn’t make it onto the floor. The bill (read the text here) would have stopped the pernicious practice by corporate America of selling information about your location that you generate when you [...]
In the 112th Congress, Pat Roberts has voted to throw people into prison forever without charges, and to throw other people into prison for engaging in speech that Pat Roberts doesn’t like.
Should we be surprised that such a zealous, punitive man is still trying to impeach Bill Clinton?
Not many of the Facebook and Twitter accounts that mocked Amercia yesterday will be used today to comment with more penetration on substantial political issues. There isn’t room on their users’ screens for all the words. [...]
The emerging media consensus about why Americans Elect failed is wrong. Media analysts — from Linda Feldman to Will Marshall to Noreen Malone — have declared that the corporate-presidential nominating system’s death came from not having a position or a candidate and instead building a blank platform that anyone could use. The emerging media consensus [...]
The campaign to Draft David Walker for President is an awfully strange one in many ways, right down to David Walker himself making an appearance on national TV to declare that he wasn’t running for president, and he wasn’t encouraging anyone to vote for him for president, except back when he repeatedly did, but anyway [...]