11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?: The filmmaker Errol Morris speaks with young Americans about the merits of voting and why some resist, from apathy to awkward family dinners. If you disagree, please post a comment.Read more »
Here's a list of 47 reasons to vote. Reasons include: the drug-dealer's argument, the secessionist's argument, the anti-time-zone argument, the empathy argument and more. If you disagree with any of them, please post a comment explaining why.Read more »
US detention of Imran Khan part of trend to harass anti-drone advocates --
The vindictive humiliation of Pakistan's most popular politician shows the US government's intolerance for dissent
President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred last night in their second of three debates. Today, in a two-hour special, we expand the debate by including the voices of three presidential candidates shut out of the official debate. We are joined by Jill Stein of the Green Party, Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. We re-air parts of last night’s presidential debate, pausing the videotape to give third-party candidates a chance to respond to the same questions put to the major-party candidates.Read more »
Using overly burdensome ballot access laws, Oklahoma has effectively banned political dissent at the polls.Read more »
Bad news in an important Institute for Justice-launched lawsuit defending the right of free speech on the Internet about matters of diet and nutrition. A state licensing board in North Carolina tried to suppress a blogger who talked up and advised people on the health benefits of the "paleo" diet (that is, eating as we think cavement ate, no grains or processed foods), telling him directly what he could or could not say about his belief that the high-meat, low-carb diet helped him with his diabetes. The case was dismissed by a federal court late last week.Read more »
CNN Exposed – Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle….Read more »
One jailed member of the punk band Pussy Riot unexpectedly walked free from a Moscow courtroom, but the other two now head toward a harsh punishment for their irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin: a penal colony.Read more »
A Lancashire man who posted offensive comments on Facebook about a missing five-year-old has been jailed for 12 weeks.Read more »
Is it ok for government to monitor social media conversations and then wade in with rebuttals to those conversations? Is this whole thing getting out of line? Governments are realizing billboards will not reach people in their bedrooms while social media can.Read more »
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