Archive | August, 2012

Policy, Politics and Romney with Gary Shapiro at the RNC

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Gary on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show
On our first day in Tampa, we had the pleasure of talking to Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CEA. Gary has testified before Congress on technology and business issues more than 20 times, he has received annual recognition from The Hill since 2006 as a “top lobbyist” in Washington and Washington Life magazine has…
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By using Twitter as a platform for free speech, we, like Malcolm Harris, are putting our constitutional rights in the hands of private companies

Twitter Protects 4th Amendment Rights of Occupy Tweeter

The latest story in the continuing saga of redefining constitutional rights in the world of social media is brought to us by Twitter. Standing up for the fourth amendment rights of an Occupy Wall Street protestor, Twitter wants to overturn a lower court decision that required the company to hand over all the tweets and…
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Lance Armstrong may have been handed a life ban, and stripped of his victories, but surely there's more to the man than cycling

Easily Doped? What We’re Missing in the Lance Armstrong Story

Let me preface what I am about to say with this admission: I know about as much about the sport of cycling as Paula Dean knows about dieting. My cycling career ended less than half a decade after it began when I crashed into a tree at full-speed, sending me spectacularly (if ungracefully), over my…
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It might be empty now, but with Issac almost certainly sparing Tampa, we're on our way !

What We’re Reading on our Way to the RNC

  With a minor schedule change (to make way for Issac), we had some time to compile some of what we’ve been reading in preparation for RNC 2012. Between the memory of Katrina, an abortion argument in full swing and a new VP to pump up the base, we can’t wait to see what Mitt and…
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Do the Books We Buy Betray How We Vote?

Do the Books We Buy Betray How We Vote?

According to Amazon, 56% of all book purchases are designated as “red.” In politics, that’s a landslide! Move over Gallup and Twindex, Amazon thinks they’ve cracked the code for voter sentiment. How? Measuring the kind of books we buy and plotting the results geographically. Check out the interactive map to see what people are reading…
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