The Shutdown is NOT Working for Republicans

For Republicans in Congress I have this little tidbit to offer. Give it up, it’s not working. The idea of shutting down the government to protect your principles seems like a nice idea, but it’s not working out for you. For a start, it actually goes against your principles, in that it’s harming the economy […]
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£53 and the Problem With UK Politics

The current furore over the Work and Pensions Minister, Ian Duncan Smith, is highlighting not just the glibness of modern politicians when speaking to the media, but also that much of the media is focused on partisan bickering rather than on the reporting of news. There are two main aspects to this story. The first […]
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Scalia Hints at End for USA PATRIOT Act

During oral arguments over the Voting Rights Act, Justice Scalia indicated that there might be a justification for getting rid of the USA Patriot Act. During Oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the much lauded Voting Rights Act, hints were dropped as to how the wildly unpopular and overreaching anti-terrorist act could be dropped […]
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Cory Doctorow in Decatur

For those that didn’t know, Cory Doctorow was doing a tour to promote his new book “Homeland”, the sequel to Little Brother. On Feb 17th, he stopped by the Decatur Library, to give a little talk. In the warm up before the main talk, he took some questions and answers, and I thought it would […]
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The Absurd (Unconstitutional) Photo Manipulation Bill

This post by K`Tetch first appeared at the Pirate Party of Georgia Site If you are following us on Facebook or Twitter (and if not, why not?), you’ll notice we posted two news stories about the Georgia state Government this past week. One was on a broadband limitation bill, and the other relates to online […]
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Abandon Integrity, All Ye that Gain Power?

If we had any doubt of the reason we need to be extra vigilant in our work, this month has provided them in spades. But there is one thing that ties everything together, and that is the matter of integrity, and accountability. Through all the issues, those that take the lead are never held to […]
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