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Finn Brunton

How did something as trivial as spam end up on the forefront of cyberwar?

Rabaa

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

Net Neutrality protest

Why is Verizon suing the FCC over net neutrality regulations?

Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

E.L. Doctorow

Who will rule our virtual world—government data miners and the corporations in step with them, or everyone else?

Mitt Romney

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Double Down entertains, but its contempt for liberalism shows on almost every page.

Verizon

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media.

President Barack Obama

While the press has hailed the president’s “public health” approach, the White House has cracked down on cannabis.

The Center for American Progress celebrated recently celebrated its tenth annive

Two critical institutions of American liberalism just celebrated birthdays. Here’s wishing them many happy returns.

OPEN members

A new wave of online organizations are replicating the MoveOn model across the world.

Blogs

Bush says these veterans are ‘overcoming their decision to volunteer’ for wars that he started, and no one’s questioning his photo op celebration. 

May 2, 2014

The new cold war with Russia may create a real war in Ukraine.

May 1, 2014

The journalist and activist talks about his new film, Documented: A Film by an Undocumented Immigrant.

May 1, 2014

Probes of the (especially) cruel one that did go down are now underway. 

April 30, 2014

Eric and Danny with the latest reviews, and Reed on the media. 

April 30, 2014

Contact Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and tell him that we need a free and open Internet.

April 24, 2014

The FCC is mistaken—and democracy is threatened—when commissioners fail to embrace their authority to protect a free and open Internet. 

April 24, 2014

Two top editors claim they didn’t really know.

April 18, 2014

From the self-portraits in the shower, to his portrait of Putin, the paintings are amateurish—street-fair quality at best—but that hardly halted the media orgy. 

April 17, 2014

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014