Monthly Archives: February 2011

Protesters Oust Dictator

The overthrow of Egypt’s Hosny Mubarak is one of the most important political events of the decade so far.  I’ll grant that it only happened because the military sided with the protesters; but the military would not have taken sides … Continue reading

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Government Secrecy vs. the Free Flow of Information

In the book, I wrote at length about the problem of government secrecy.  Secrecy is a problem because a government ceases to be representative when its people do not have access to information about what the government is doing.  Elections … Continue reading

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Media Bias, Continued

In an earlier post I set forth a detailed argument that NPR’s coverage of the news is badly affected by its blatant conservative bias.  A few weeks after I wrote that post, NPR fired one of its senior political analysts … Continue reading

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Hackers are Evil.

Steven Levy at Wired Magazine has spent decades trying to promote a sunny image of “hacker culture” as a group of misunderstood misfits; innovators who create new things and propel society and its technologies forward. May Steven Levy get hacked. … Continue reading

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