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Opinion: You Should Run for Office

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

There are plenty of reasons to be cynical about politics. But the answer isn't to bow out of electoral engagement completely.

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Opinion: Backlash to S&P is on, But Downgrade Was Right

Thursday, August 18, 2011

S&P deserves a lot of scorn for lax ratings of what were later shown to be toxic assets, but it's hypocritical to say they should have been more honest then, while saying our country should be given special treatment now, even though our debt is slated to grow as far as the eye can see.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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The Takeaway

What the Internet Isn't Telling You

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Facebook has more than 500 million active users. Every link you click, every post you like, every piece of information you share with your friends on the site is also shared with Facebook — and their advertisers. Facebook isn't the only Internet company tracking you. Google, Yahoo News and plenty of other sites do the same. But how are these companies using your information? As the Internet becomes the primary way we get our news and understand our world, how might this filtering affect our world view? In other words, what aren't we seeing?

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Moveon.org's Wisconsin Message: Pot, Kettle, Black

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just as hypocritical as it was for Republican constituency groups to complain about the way the healthcare bill was passed last year, the ideological perspective of the most well-known liberal organization in the country has conveniently forgotten its own position from just last year.

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