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Hollywood Still Doesn't Realize That The Internet Drives Popular Culture Now

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Stewart Baker, the former DHS official whose warnings about how SOPA would wreak havoc on online security were instrumental in convincing many of our elected officials that SOPA and PIPA were half-baked legislative disasters, now has a fascinating writeup for The Hollywood Reporter, trying to explain why the Republican Party...
Hollywood Still Doesn't Realize That The Internet Drives Popular Culture Now

Oliver North Sold Weapons to Iran. Now He’s Selling 'Call of Duty'

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In case you haven't seen it already, Oliver North is now selling video games. And fear. It's a step down from illegally selling weapons, true, but it's still raising eyebrows. Go on, take a look at these clips. They're part of a "documentary" released by publishers Activision to coincide with the...
Oliver North Sold Weapons to Iran. Now He’s Selling 'Call of Duty'

Why Facebook may surrender users to niche social networks

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What do you recall seeing in your Facebook feed recently? The following are recurring items in mine: an e-card character inventory of a melancholic young woman who has sobered up barely enough to realize her iPad is actually an Etch-a-Sketch; side-by-side comparisons of an ad for a Whopper and an...
Why Facebook may surrender users to niche social networks

These Photos Illustrate One Of The Most Profound Divisions In American Politics

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One of the most important stories in American politics--a story that many people are uncomfortable talking about--is the extent to which our two main political parties are dividing along racial lines. The Republican party is overwhelmingly white--87%, according to a recent Pew survey. The Democratic party, meanwhile, is much more...
These Photos Illustrate One Of The Most Profound Divisions In American Politics

The Week in Review: Told through GIFs, images, video, and Tweets

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This week, we caught up with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek in New York, the Pope announced he would join Twitter, and oh yeah, President Obama won reelection, in part by out-nerding his opponent. FOUR MORE YEARS President Obama won reelection on Tuesday. Less importantly, his celebratory Tweet became the most...
The Week in Review: Told through GIFs, images, video, and Tweets

Romney's Remarks Reveal A Fatal Flaw Of Today's Republican Party

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I have a lot of sympathy for people who commit gaffes. I've committed plenty of gaffes myself. And if someone shoved a microphone in front of my face 24 hours a day, I'd be a veritable gaffe machine. But the problem with Romney's gaffe about 47% of Americans believing they're...
Romney's Remarks Reveal A Fatal Flaw Of Today's Republican Party

GOP adopts Internet freedom plank #thecircuit

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GOP adopts Internet freedom plank: Part of the platform the Republican party adopted Tuesday night included language to protect Internet freedom, something that lawmakers and interest groups on both sides of the aisle have been calling for in recent months. Read full article >>...
GOP adopts Internet freedom plank #thecircuit

GOP Taps Tech Allies to Narrow Digital Gap

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AP The Republican Party is working with Silicon Valley investors on a venture, backed by political strategist Karl Rove, to create a digital platform for targeting voters and donors. Neil King reports....
GOP Taps Tech Allies to Narrow Digital Gap

Strict Copyright Law Hurts Innovation and Consumers, Republicans Say

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One thing that the recent US election might have implied was that the Republican Party was the party for Big Business. That’s not always the case though, and more often than not big name ‘artists’ tend towards the more liberal of the two parties and support the Democratic Party. This...
Strict Copyright Law Hurts Innovation and Consumers, Republicans Say
How to tell if someone is a Republican or Democrat without asking them (infographic)
Romney campaign got its IT from Best Buy, Staples, and friends

Political Parties Lose Their Monopoly: Techno-Optimist Frees The Voter File

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The closely guarded cashcow of political insiders has been released to the public: the “voter file”, which stores detailed information on likely voters necessary for campaign ad targeting. Prior to its public release, political party insiders used to hoard voter file information like feudal lords, selecting who could access the...
Political Parties Lose Their Monopoly: Techno-Optimist Frees The Voter File

Senate GOP calls on the President to do nothing with cybersecurity

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This is the other side of the coin. While voices from his own party are calling on him to act, the President today received a letter from several top GOP Senators, urging no executive action of cybersecurity. The letter comes after the passage of CISPA in the House, the failure...
Senate GOP calls on the President to do nothing with cybersecurity
Amazon creates Presidential Election heat map based on political book purchases

RT @bynkii: Can i have this Republican Party? This one i could vote for: http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/north_sound/arl/opinion/91646809.html

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RT @bynkii: Can i have this Republican Party? This one i could vote for: http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/north_sound/arl/opinion/91646809.html
How The Internet Should Vote: Redditors to the Left, AOLers to the Right

GOP platform backs Internet 'freedom'

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The U.S. Republican Party has approved a policy statement that focuses on removing regulations and protects personal data on the Internet....
GOP platform backs Internet 'freedom'

What Happens When Pollsters Are No Better Than Psychics?

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I’m going to get a little political here, but bear with me, this is a tech post in the end. I’m in the midst of a trip from my new home in Berkeley, through my old stomping grounds in New York City, to my hometown in Canada. Politically, almost everyone...
What Happens When Pollsters Are No Better Than Psychics?

Zuck Voting for Mitt? How Facebook "Like" Makes Things Ambiguous

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Sometimes the "Like" button is not as clear cut as it seems. Even Zuck would agree. ZDNet reports that a Facebook design flaw has accidentally convinced some readers that Zuckerberg is endorsing Republican Party presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The awkward "Liking" took place earlier this week. Zuck "liked" a story...
Zuck Voting for Mitt? How Facebook "Like" Makes Things Ambiguous

New media can't overcome old message, GOP's digital strategists say

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It was supposed to be the answer to a party in crisis. After the Republican Party's shellacking by President Obama's digital army in 2008, a group of influential young consultants preached a new doctrine of GOP politics aimed at organizing and expanding their numbers through the Internet -- a transformation...
New media can't overcome old message, GOP's digital strategists say

an almost encyclopedic account of the hypocrisy of the current Republican party. http://bit.ly/c49HhT /via @Bodhipaksa

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an almost encyclopedic account of the hypocrisy of the current Republican party. http://bit.ly/c49HhT /via @Bodhipaksa

There's Only One Relevant Question For The Republicans: 'Seriously? You're Going To Block A Tax Cut?'

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The Republicans are trying hard to make it look like they're the ones driving the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, but Wall Street isn't buying it. No matter how many times House Speaker John Boehner says the Democrats' opening offer is ridiculous, for example, the more clued-in pundits (Politico's Ben White,...
There's Only One Relevant Question For The Republicans: 'Seriously? You're Going To Block A Tax Cut?'

7,000 political events on EventBrite indicate an enthusiasm gap for Democrats

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It’s a tough election cycle for both major parties in the United State, as they scramble to raise sums that will, so the general thought goes, exceed $1 billion. In a word, fundraising is key. EventBrite, the online event organizer and ticket sales behemoth, analyzed 7,000 political events hosted on...
7,000 political events on EventBrite indicate an enthusiasm gap for Democrats

Republicans' brief flash of intellectual property insight | Dan Gillmor

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A report criticising the absurd copyright laws that stifle innovation was stomped on by GOP hierarchs. But we need a reform agendaA small outburst of policy sanity broke out from Republican party circles last weekend. Even though it was stamped out immediately, it's sparking a renewed conversation about the state...
Republicans' brief flash of intellectual property insight | Dan Gillmor

CHARTS: If Romney Wins, Will The Republicans Once Again Say "Deficits Don't Matter"?

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All through the Bush years, the refrain from the party in power was "deficits don't matter." Then the economy collapsed. Then the other party came to power. And suddenly the vanquished party became obsessed with the country's massive deficit and wanted to immediately slash spending--and, bizarrely, cut taxes--to fix it....
CHARTS: If Romney Wins, Will The Republicans Once Again Say "Deficits Don't Matter"?

Karl Rove Will Find That Republicans Can't Buy Talent In Silicon Valley

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One of the Republican Party’s top campaign masterminds, Karl Rove, is reportedly looking to build the epicenter of conservative digital campaign tools right in the heart of Silicon Valley. “We are working within the party to create a big toolbox that can compete in the midterms and be used by...
Karl Rove Will Find That Republicans Can't Buy Talent In Silicon Valley
Karl Rove backing high-tech central campaigning tool for the Republican Party

Sorry, Mitt Romney, You Can't Be Chairman, CEO, And President Of A Company And Not Be Responsible For What It Does...

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Today's bombshell report by the Boston Globe that Mitt Romney may have remained in charge of Bain Capital for three years after he claimed to have left has the potential to destroy Romney's credibility. The issue boils down to statements that, at first glance, appear to directly contradict one another:...
Sorry, Mitt Romney, You Can't Be Chairman, CEO, And President Of A Company And Not Be Responsible For What It Does...

BILLIONAIRE J.K. ROWLING: Here's Why I Didn't Leave The UK Even Though We Have High Taxes

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One of the main talking points of those who argue that we need to cut taxes for rich people is that rich people will leave the country if we don't. Why will rich people leave? Because unlike all the irresponsible deadbeats who don't pay much in taxes, the story goes,...
BILLIONAIRE J.K. ROWLING: Here's Why I Didn't Leave The UK Even Though We Have High Taxes

2012 Republican Convention: GOP adopts Internet freedom plank

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Part of the platform the Republican party adopted Tuesday night included language to protect Internet freedom, something that lawmakers and interest groups on both sides of the aisle have been calling for in recent months. Read full article >>...
2012 Republican Convention: GOP adopts Internet freedom plank
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