08 Mar 2017

Is Censorship Really the Way to Stop Terror?

Freedom of speech and freedom of expression are among our fundamental human rights. They are ideals that are enshrined in the first Amendment to the United States Constitution, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and the European Convention on Human Rights. The idea that removing or limiting these rights

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09 Dec 2016

Five Most Influential Online Voices You Should Listen To

With the mainstream media taking up most of the news space, it can be difficult to filter through the noise to find the truth. However, thanks to a handful of ferocious and dedicated individuals, people can find honest, real, and informative news about what’s going on in the world. We’ll

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27 Oct 2016

State Governments and Corruption: Voters Are Not Heard

“One person, one vote” is the impression we’ve been given in the United States. The problem with that premise is that most people don’t even vote. Corruption is rampant, especially at the state level, where major votes frequently occur with little warning to the public and with little concern to

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07 Oct 2016

Will the Upcoming Election Launch a Cyberwar?

For many people, the term cyberwar sounds like something out of a movie. In many ways it is; the popular 1983 film “WarGames” brought the idea into the collective consciousness and reminded us of the risks involved with massive computer mainframes as a teenager managed to hack his way into

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20 Sep 2016

Is NASA Keeping Anything from the American People?

NASA shares a lot of information with the public, both on their website and through the media. But just like any other government agency, they can use the Freedom of Information Act to their advantage, which, despite the name, actually allows them to withhold certain types of information. Perhaps this

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21 Aug 2016

Global Warming: The People Who Profit From Environmental Fear

Whether you believe in climate change or not, some people are making huge profits off of other people’s fears. What should be treated as a global improvement effort has become (like so many other good causes) an opportunity to get rich by people in opportunistic positions. And while there’s really

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05 Aug 2016

8 Great Organizations Fighting to Stop Online Censorship

When broken down to its most basic elements, the internet is simply a forum for free expression. Unfortunately, various governments, religious groups and other organizations around the world are attempting to police the free exchange of ideas online. Thankfully, there are many organizations working hard to keep the internet open,

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25 May 2016

How Congress Is Bringing America Down with It

“Is this the worst Congress ever?” seems to be something that’s said with increasing frequency these days (I distinctly remember in 2011 when I began to notice everyone saying it at least once an election) and the 114th speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t seem to be getting us out of that

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