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[VIDEO] This Self-Taught Programmer Is Bringing Transparency to California Politics 

Rob Pyers was a laid-off grocery bagger who learned to code on YouTube. Now the website he runs, the California Target Book, is shining a light on spending by politicians, their campaigns, and outside groups. 465 more words

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[VIDEO] #SXSW: How Activists Are Using Technology to Fight Dictators

Dissidents are using USB drives to smuggle information into authoritarian regimes.

Meredith BraggPaul Detrick & Austin Bragg report: From cowboy-hat-wearing robot arms to stress-detecting aromatherapy diffusers to futuristic audio speakers, everyone with a booth at… 415 more words

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[AUDIO] P.J. O'Rourke on Trump, Populism, and 'How the Hell Did This Happen?'

“I consider myself primarily to be a libertarian,” says P.J. O’Rourke, the author of the new book ‘How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016.’ “I am personally conservative I always think of libertarianism as basically being an analytical tool, not an ideology per se…. 195 more words

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[VIDEO] The FBI Won't Accept Your Emailed Freedom of Information Act Requests Anymore

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has stopped accepting Freedom of Information Act requests by email. The agency wants requesters to use fax, standard mail, or the agency’s online portal to make things on their end more efficient. 562 more words
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[VIDEO] Santa Monica Evicts Airbnb: The War on Homesharing 

The popular “homesharing” service made it affordable to book a beachfront property in Santa Monica. Then the city intervened.

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NC Businessman Discovers The Way To Transform Education Is Building New Schools

Reason magazine recently profiled Bob Luddy, a HVAC business owner who got into education when he discovered that some of his employees could not use a measuring tape to measure fractions of inches. 331 more words

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