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Macklemore Fights Homophobia With ‘Same Love’ at Grammys

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Madonna together performed the anti-homophobic bigotry song “Same Love” live at the Grammys on Sunday.

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 READ MORE



Moyan Brenn (CC BY 2.0)

France’s Socialists to Be Tested After Two Years of Francois Hollande

In an extensive piece in Le Monde, Serge Halimi’s analysis of France’s current political turmoil gives clarity to the history about how and why the French economy has taken a sharp turn for the worse.

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 READ MORE



AP / shakil Adil

Floods Stir Social Unrest in Pakistan

Pakistan’s extraordinarily unfortunate season of flooding has left at least 1,600 people dead and 2 million homeless, and now the Pakistani government’s poor response to the disaster has led to threats of social unrest and military takeover.

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 READ MORE


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The Enron Files (Juicy Bits Too)

The “Enron Explorer” offers the politically inclined voyeur access to all 200,000 e-mails released during the fraud investigation. The “visualizer” is an excellent tool that creates a visual representation of each executive’s social network. Hopefully they’ll map the Abramoff scandal next.  (Via boingboing.net)

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: ‘Scare Tactics’ on Social Security

“One could reasonably ask why talking about Social Security is a scarier tactic than the White House campaign slogan, which amounts to ‘elect Democrats and die at the terrorists’ hands.’ But never mind.”

Posted on Sep 18, 2006 READ MORE


Alcohol Boosts Salary, Says Study

Drinkers are apparently more apt to reap “social capital,” said the study’s co-author. “Social drinkers are out networking, building relationships and adding contacts to their BlackBerries that result in bigger paychecks.”
We’ll drink responsibly to that!

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


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Faces: from smartmobs.com / NSA seal: from isoc.org

NSA Wants to Mine Data From Social Networking Sites

The National Security Agency is funding research into ways to collect personal information from social networking websites like MySpace and Friendster, according to New Scientist magazine. The agency reportedly aims to combine the information with details from banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals.

Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


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From victoriana.com

Senate Dems Find Wedge Issue on Abortion

The Senate Democratic leadership will push for expanded access to contraceptives and sex education—a nationally popular move, but a bitter pill for the prudish right-wingers who are desperately afraid that someone, somewhere, may be enjoying a sexual act.

Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


Immigration 101 for Beginners and Non-Texans

Ivins weighs in on immigration reform, “The Fence” and corporate America’s demand for cheap labor.

Posted on Mar 30, 2006 READ MORE


86 Evangelical Leaders Join to Fight Global Warming

Finally! Evangelicals in the news for something unrelated to divisive social issues. | story

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


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