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Attack on Tor

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(Image Credit: Tor Project)   Before I start, here’s a reference for those who aren’t totally sure about what Tor is or how it works– (Image Credit: EFF)   Near the end of the weekend, somebody (I’ll get to who later) compromised Freedom Hosting, a hosting service that was heavily invested in Tor (The Onion [...]

Not Aiding the Enemy, But Still Found Guilty

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Unsurprisingly, I’m writing about Bradley Manning this week. In case you missed it, Bradley Manning has finally been given a verdict: guilty of more than a handful of crimes, but not guilty of one very important charge– aiding the enemy. I’ll get more into the specifics of that charge later, but the remaining 20 charges [...]

Review: Fruitvale Station and Coogler’s Portrayal of a Human

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  In a debut feature-length film, director and Bay Area-native Ryan Coogler shows how you get into the head of a mercurial, misunderstood black man: by spending a day in his shoes. And maybe his independent film Fruitvale Station doesn’t exactly opportune the audience a gamut of understanding into every black male’s mentality; but it [...]

Counterpoint Recap 7/26: The Value of Higher Education

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Counterpoint’s Meg McGee has “the last word” after every new edition of Counterpoint.  After reading her latest recap, hear audio of the discussion she’s referencing embedded below the post: On Friday’s show, we covered a slue of topics, the smoking ban on campus, the Miami-Dade county’s decision to take funding out of libraries, Detroit’s bankruptcy, and the [...]

Interview: Phillip Agnew of the Dream Defenders and #TakeOverFL [Audio]

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Phillip B. Agnew is executive director of the Dream Defenders.  The organization, made up mainly of young people and college students, is getting a lot of attention for their efforts to “take over Florida”. They’re literally making Florida’s state capital building their home for now as they push for Florida’s state legislature to, via a [...]

Amash Amendment Fails: Close But No Wired-for-Sound Cigar

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(Image Credit: Florida Today)   Well, I was kind of hoping to be writing about a win for the Amash Amendment, but I suppose a loss will have to do. In case you missed it, the U.S. House of Representatives voted and ultimately defeated (205-217 with 12 abstaining) an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill [...]

Climate Change Series | Part III: Ideas

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This post is part of a series aimed at providing one perspective to the broad topic of climate change.  Overall, this series will include mention of the causes of climate change, how it affects us and personal ideas from the writer on approaches that can be taken to solve this complex and global issue.  Facts [...]

Climate Change Series | Part II: Why Care?

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This post is part of a series aimed at providing one perspective to the broad topic of climate change.  Overall, this series will include mention of the causes of climate change, how it affects us and personal ideas from the writer on approaches that can be taken to solve this complex and global issue.  Facts [...]

Climate Change Series | Part I: Fact or Hypothesis?

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This post is part of a series aimed at providing one perspective to the broad topic of climate change.  Overall, this series will include mention of the causes of climate change, how it affects us and personal ideas from the writer on approaches that can be taken to solve this complex and global issue.  Facts [...]

Race and Justice in America: A Counterpoint Special

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Below you’ll find the full audio of Counterpoint’s roundtable discussion on race and justice in America.  We dedicated the entire Counterpoint hour to these topics in light of conversations that have started across the nation following the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. We also split the show into three segments in [...]