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Facebook Army to Police GOP Candidates

By: Shane Goldmacher and Tim Alberta of The digital army sprung to life with a click of a mouse in a nondescript office park in Alexandria. Less than 10 miles away, at the White House, the phones began to light up. One call came into the switchboard and then another. Thousands of people flooded […]

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Utah to Seize Own Land from Government, Challenge Federal Dominance of Western States

By: Valerie Richardson of ‘Transfer of Public Lands Act’ demands Washington relinquish 31.2 million acres by Dec. 31 In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan. In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance […]

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French Failure to Deliver Mistrals to Russia ‘Impolitic and Masochistic’ (Marianne, France)

Is France damaging its own interests by buckling under pressure from the U.S. and NATO to halt delivery to Russia of two Mistral amphibious assault/helicopter carriers? Olivier Zajec of the French Institute of Strategy and Conflict insists that by not delivering the ships, Paris is damaging its credibility, undermining efforts to subdue the Islamic State, […]

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Obama’s Broken Dreams: Ferguson, Palestine and Daesh (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

[Click Here for More El Pais Cartoons] It may be almost a cliche to say that Americans aren’t the only people disappointed with the Obama presidency, but Lebanese columnist Issa Goraieb’s criticism is particularly memorable for his discussion of American disappointment after Ferguson and Arab disappointment after Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo. For L’Orient Le […]

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Tasty Videos, Definitely a Keeper – Who Started the War?

By: Briefly on the subject of questions “So who started the war?”, which began to be asked after the well-known statements by Strelkov. The texture here is quite simple. The open phase of the civil war in Ukraine began on Feb 20 in Kiev, when the famous “unknown” snipers in order Parubiy and Co, […]

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Mass Protests Force Hungary to Retreat from Internet Tax Plans

By: Roland Moore-Colyer via Hungary has cancelled plans to introduce a tax on internet data traffic after large-scale protests in Budapest. Demonstrators opposed to the proposed levy of 150 forints (40p) per gigabyte of data traffic passing through data centres in the country threw old computer parts at the offices of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz […]

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If Voting Made a Difference – It Would be Illegal

Only 58 Percent of Votes Cast on Tamper-Resistant Systems Counted By: Rice University via A Rice University study of tamper-resistant voting methods revealed that only 58 percent of ballots were successfully cast across three voting systems. The researchers concluded additional work is needed to make voting both secure and user-friendly. The study, “Usability of […]

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