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FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

Maureen Dowd

Critics like Maureen Dowd of the Times live in an Oz-like dream world.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

Bill Maher

The comedian on drawing blue crowds in red states, his campaign to unseat a terrible Congressman and why it’s wrong to say anyone should be taken off the air.

Twitter

What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow?

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

Blogs

Conservatives’ claim that “Obamacare” is the largest tax increase in history is entirely false, but that doesn’t seem to matter.

July 1, 2012

Eric on silly predictions and the Washington Post, and Reed on Obamacare.

June 29, 2012

What’s the biggest misconception about Obama’s online edge?

June 24, 2012

 “Artists who turncoat and exploit other artists—I have no words.”

June 22, 2012

A university press is placed on the chopping block while the school’s head coach is paid nearly seven times its annual operation cost.

June 20, 2012

The entertaining, unserious former candidate has found his true calling. Ironically, he replaces an unreconstructed racist. 

June 4, 2012

Two Politico writers decide to use their platform to parrot the complaints of GOP flacks. 

May 31, 2012

It’s not just Trump. As the election heats up, they’re back with a vengence. 

May 30, 2012

National Review claims Republicans were the party of civil rights while blogs and talk radio fan fears of black-on-white hate crimes. 

May 28, 2012

Once upon a time, CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now it’s at the heart of one of them, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012