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bob-mustin's picture
My posting this is not necessarily advocacy, but while the concerns spelled out here may be part of an overraction, this bill and its ramifications are things the public should know about. Please read, understand, and act accordingly. Everyone, the entire Internet community needs to stand together...
farzana-versey's picture
Two of the largest democracies – America and India – top the list of countries wanting to snoop on their citizens. How is that for wonderful liberalism? Can these countries talk of censorship with a straight face? In a bid to curb terrorism and other anti-social activities, US, India, France,...
bryant-simon's picture
  This is a slightly longer version of an op-ed piece I wrote that appeared in Sunday's Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/do-you-want-a-stimulus-plan-with-... /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-...
stephen-evans's picture
There is a valid and interesting debate to be had on the role of government. If only we could start having that debate in a valid and interesting way.
jessica-j-murray's picture
  On this tenth anniversary, I don’t want to write about 9/11. I’ve written elsewhere about the implausibility of Washington’s story about what happened that day, as have many other astrologers (see especially the blogs of Eric Francis), and the explosive transits under which it...
doyle-barnett's picture
Why I DOn't support our troops        Recently, I went to Arlington West.  It is a display on the beach by the pier in Santa Barbara, California where every Sunday veterans and antiwar protesters stick one thousand wooden crosses into the sand. Each cross...
dale-estey's picture
  Philip Pullman: 'Why we must stand up to the book barbarians'The award-winning author has joined the fight to prevent library closures.by Peter StanfordPullman: the internet is not a substitute for libraries Photo: ANDREW CROWLEY   To casual passers-by, Kensal Rise Library in north-west...
kevin-arnold's picture
Our Grand Jury met for a year, creating a dozen or more reports.  We had the authority, including subpoena power, to investigate whatever we found impacted the running of the County. One of the most powerful aspects of the Civil Grand Jury is that often the Jury’s findings are reported on by the...
bob-mustin's picture
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, by Toby Wilkinson I remember wondering as a small boy about life in the kingdoms of ancient Egypt.  Maybe it was Sunday school lessons, Moses, and all that, but the Egyptian period of human development has always had me in its spell.  Wilkinson’s book makes the...
deborah-fruchey's picture
Like many people with mental illnesses, I subsist on a Social Security Disability payment, and the generosity of my spouse. A few weeks ago, out of the blue, I got a letter from Social Security claiming that not only was I not entitled to further benefits, but also that I had not been entitled...