It’s difficult to survive the period of Brexit and Donald Trump, of Jeremy Corbyn and hostile to Corbyn, without feeling that something has turned out badly with our vote based system. We yell at each different crosswise over consistently augmenting bays of sensitivity and comprehension. We focus on individuals and identities, searching for somebody to fault for our shared incomprehension – “It’s her blame!” “It’s his blame!” – when this exclusive exacerbates the divisions. In any case, consider the possibility that it’s not the general population that is the issue. Imagine a scenario in which it’s the machines through which we progressively convey that are making things go into disrepair. [Read more…]
As bloggers, it’s easy to take the Internet for granted. The information superhighway has made it easier than ever imagined to move information from one part of the world to another.
Conservative blogger Erick Erickson makes no apologies for shooting bullet holes in a copy of The New York Times that featured a prominent opinion editorial about gun control on its front page and then posting a picture of it online.
Last night, for the first time since April 2008, Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage to discuss the issues that have become the left’s platform in 2015: gun control, foreign policy and the nation’s massive student loan debt.
Earlier today, Twitter added a new celebrity to its ranks: Edwards Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower. Welcome to Twitter, Edward Snowden (you’re only basically a decade late). His bio reads, “I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. Director at @FreedomofPress.”