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Weird! Someone Wrote a Hype-Free Take on the Aereo Case.

Web TV service Aereo takes on U.S. TV broadcasters at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. It’s a fascinating story, and lots of people are taking a crack at telling it. 194 more words

Media

"Truth Commissions" Chill Free Speech

Should the government be in the business of regulating speech in any manner? If so, to what degree? These are very heady questions that lie at the heart of how we think about our First Amendment. 409 more words

Politics

RTE Radio 1, Today with Sean O'Rourke: Salmon Escapes in Bantry Bay

RTE Radio 1, Today with Sean O’Rourke: Salmon Escapes in Bantry Bay

17 April 2014

Brian O’Connoll reports to Sean O’Rourke on the salmon farming, and the escapes in Bantry Bay. 19 more words

Media Coverage

common core and the resource classroom

COMMON CORE MAKES ME ANGRY.

especially given that despite being a special educator whose students are largely at least two or even three grade levels behind, i’m still expected to teach as close to the common core curriculum as possible. 661 more words

Common Core

Snowden Says He Asked Putin About Spying to Catch Him in a Lie - By Joe Coscarelli April `8 2014

The decision by fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden to appear on TV with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during a softball Q&A session was all part of the larger plan, says Snowden. 275 more words

Russia

Keystone non-decision keeps some Democrats on the hot seat - By ANDREW RESTUCCIA | 4/18/14 9:00 PM EDT

The Obama administration pulled a classic campaign-year move Friday: It punted on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Politically, it seems like a great idea, since kicking Keystone down the road — probably long past November — is better than an outright rejection for vulnerable oil-state Democrats, whose voters love the proposed project. 173 more words

Politics

Why do some people have a lot more money than others? Sometimes its because they work really hard and they are very smart, sometimes its because someone who worked really hard and was really smart wanted them to have their money, and sometimes its because they are very very lucky. 751 more words