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Quote of the Day 5-3-16 (Ed Snowden)

“Governments can reduce our dignity to that of tagged animals.”

–Ed Snowden, quoted in The Guardian 5-3-16

Civil Liberties

Definition of the Day 3-24-16 -- Fire

FIRE, n. The centerpiece of an ancient half-witticism parroted by the chronically unoriginal to justify censorship.

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–from the upcoming revised and expanded edition of… 8 more words

Humor

Best Blog Posts 2015 (Politics & Economics)

We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily.

When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time. 211 more words

Politics

Guns and Surveillance; Lessons from France

Liberals and conservatives both resort to big government solutions when they are beset by the “We Must Do Something NOW” syndrome.

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I watched a John Stossel program recently and it focused my attention on the big government ways of liberals and conservatives.  262 more words

Civil Liberties

A polite debate over Apple, the FBI, and encryption

Previously published at WGBHNews.org.

I had expected fireworks—or at least strong disagreements—when Internet privacy advocate Jonathan Zittrain and former CIA director John Deutsch debated the impasse between Apple and the FBI over… 823 more words

Technology

Rachel Peng, Book 4

It’s got a title! It’s got cover art!

Is it done? Oh no. No, it is not. 1,068 more words

Writing

The Best Thing We Can All Do to Defeat Islamic Fundamentalism

Anyone who reads this blog at least occasionally should be well aware that I have no great love for the religion of Islam — nor for any other religion. 272 more words

Religion