A writer argues that the famous politically conscious graffiti artist is “probably” a woman; Harvard University secretly photographed about 2,000 students for a study; meanwhile, journalist Harvey Wasserman warns that “the GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete.” These discoveries and more below.

Why Banksy Is (Probably) a Woman The world’s foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.

What Really Went Wrong at First Look Media Just over one year ago, billionaire eBay cofounder Pierre Omidyar issued one of the most dramatic announcements America’s beleaguered journalists had experienced in their lifetimes.

Harvard Took Secret Photos of 2,000 Students for Attendance Study Researchers at Harvard University secretly took photographs of roughly 2,000 students to study classroom attendance, prompting privacy complaints from faculty members, The Boston Globe reports.

The Doctor That Never Sleeps How will telemedicine shape the future of patient-doctor relationships?

It’s a rout—for the minimum wage It was a bad night for Democrats—and for neoclassical economists.

The Dawn of the Age of McConnell Last week, just days before the election that would elevate the Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell to Majority Leader of the Senate, his campaign glimpsed potential disaster.

Beacon Global Strategies: Hillary Acolytes Peddle Weapons, Neo-Con Agenda Hilary Clinton and her allies are working with defense and surveillance companies, like Beacon Global Strategies, to assure they can present themselves to the American people, but even more so to the military and the surveillance complex, that they are the most qualified to represent American imperialism and the plutocrats on Wall Street.

The GOP/Corporate Coup d’etat Is Nearly Complete The Republicans now control the major media, the Supreme Court, the Congress and soon the presidency. Think Jeb Bush in 2016.

How the Border Patrol Became America’s Most Out-of-Control Law Enforcement Agency Gil Kerlikowske was hoping to make it through at least his first week on the job without being awakened in the middle of the night.

Israel Moves to Outlaw Palestinian Political Parties in the Knesset The Israeli parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to suspend Haneen Zoabi, a legislator representing the state’s large Palestinian minority, for six months as a campaign to silence political dissent intensified.

The Web Is a Terrorist’s Command-and-Control Network of Choice The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is the first terrorist group whose members have grown up on the internet.


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