Isaac Jabola

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“It shocks people, but it’s important”: Lawrence Lessig on the “radical” shift in American politics

The Harvard Law professor tells Salon how the goal of his anti-corruption activism is often misunderstood<p>Like that of improving education or protecting the environment, support for campaign finance reform is near-unanimous — just so long as the issue is being discussed on the most abstract level. …

Don’t do it, Hillary! Joining forces with neocons could doom Democrats

Clinton’s Iraq vote kept her from the presidency in 2008. Staying hawkish could harm the party for decades. Ask LBJ<p>Has Hillary Clinton forgotten why she’s not president? In light of her headline-making Atlantic interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, in which she seemingly echoed the neocons' “who lost …

Chattanooga's Gig: how one city's super-fast internet is driving a tech boom

Loveman’s department store on Market Street in Chattanooga closed its doors in 1993 after almost a century in business, another victim of a nationwide decline in downtowns that hollowed out so many US towns. Now the opulent building is buzzing again, this time with tech entrepreneurs taking …

Weatherwatch: Every drop counts

Satellite and radar technology enable us to keep a close eye on the clouds, but we still need rainfall data from the ground, to calibrate and validate satellite and radar values. Across the UK there are over 200 automatic weather stations, and 4000 registered rain gauges, but even with this …

Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1104000/1104640_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524780046_69aa7e654665b83a73587c7c2a08db33<p><b>The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in …

The Quiet Crisis Among Queer Women

At a time when same-sex marriage and gay equality are on the march, a new poll of LGBT Americans shows women lagging in several disheartening respects.<p>It’s easy to assume that queer Americans are thriving today. A year out from the Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA, 55 percent of Americans …

Why Nokia Died: Nobody Buys Phones, Anymore

Nokia was a dumbphone company for a smartphone world<p>Yesterday, Nokia announced the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, bringing the the brand's five-year decline to its inevitable conclusion. The timing was fitting. Just last month, industry analysts at Gartner announced that global …

The Muslim Brotherhood in flux

<b>Under new leader Mohammed Badie, centre, the Muslim Brotherhood has not shied from political participation, partnering with other groups under slogans such as 'Preventing Fraud is a National Duty' [AFP]</b><p>Egypt is on the cusp of dramatic change. For the first time in three decades, the country will …

Experts clash on Fukushima radiation effects | Japan

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 2011, the Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima was badly wrecked in a series of meltdowns and explosions that severely damaged three reactors and one spent-fuel pool.<p>The accident released enormous quantities of radionuclides …