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A Real Step to Fix Democracy

What happens when Congress itself is the problem in politics? The framers of the Constitution thought of a solution for that very problem.<p>In January, Gallup found that Americans from across the political spectrum picked the failure of “government” as the top problem facing America today. The vast …

Is There Such a Thing as an Affordable Lawyer?

For many Americans, legal services are out of reach. But that's beginning to change.<p>One of the most perplexing facts about our perplexing legal market is its failure to provide affordable services for just about anyone but rich people and corporations. In a democracy steeped in rule-of-law, …

Let's Look at Elon Musk's New Spaceship

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Elon Musk has debuted his new reusable spacecraft built by his company, Space X. The coned space …

Jay Carney stepping down as Barack Obama's press secretary

Spokesman defended the White House after the disclosure of NSA surveillance programmes and the disastrous roll out of Obamacare<p>President Barack Obama's press secretary is stepping down after three years as spokesman for the world's most powerful man.<p>Mr Obama described Jay Carney, a former …

Malawi election: Joyce Banda admits defeat as Peter Mutharika wins election

Court upholds Mutharika's victory in disupted election, as Joyce Banda concedes defeat<p>Peter Mutharika, a former foreign minister, was sworn in as Malawi's new president on Saturday after defeating Joyce Banda in a bitter and chaotic election.<p>Mr Mutharika, the brother of a former president, took …

Bedbug epidemic spreads across Spain

Huge rise in the number of infestations of parasitic insects reported across Spain<p>Housing authorities in Madrid are complaining of “a plague of bedbugs” and called for extra measures to tackle the troublesome parasites.<p>According to pest control experts, the reports of bedbug infestations across …

Sudanese woman ordered to hang could see sentence reversed

Sudan government discussing possibility of overturning death sentence passed on Meriam Ibrahim, following international anger over the decision<p><b>Sudan</b>’s government is discussing the possibility of reversing the death sentence passed on Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced to hang for refusing to …

Cycle helmets are useless, says brain surgeon

Leading neurosurgeon tells the Hay Festival cycling helmets are 'too flimsy' to be beneficial<p>A leading neurosurgeon has controversially claimed that cyclists who wear helmets are wasting their time.<p>Henry Marsh, who works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London, said that many of his patients who …

Tiananmen and China's Philosophy of 'Struggle'

<i>Did one word make all the difference in the days before the crackdown?</i><p>This year marks the 25th anniversary of China's national protest movement of 1989, and, of course, also of its subsequent suppression. In the U.S., these events are being commemorated with news coverage as well as important, …

Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?

On May 16 Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, Indian People's Party) and its allies won 336 out of 543 seats in the Indian parliament, giving them India's strongest political mandate in over 30 years, and putting them within reach of the 2/3 majority needed to change the Indian …

Egypt: The Youth Win

The pillars of Mubarak's regime and the aged forces of Egypt's counterrevolution were preparing to "impress the world" (as goes the rhetoric that is used in privately owned, pro-Mubarak media) by a historic turnout at and unprecedentedly long queues outside polling stations in the first …

deviantART Makes Its Case For Administering The .Art Domain

Online artists’ community deviantART is hoping to become responsible for the new .art web domains, and it recently sent a letter to ICANN (the organization responsible for managing top level domains) laying out its perspective on the stakes in the decision.<p>The letter also presents deviantART’s case …

Virgin Galactic Deal Gets Them A Bit Closer To Sending You To Space

It’s been a good week for space travel.<p>Just last night, SpaceX unveiled the Dragon V2 — their very first spacecraft capable for carrying astronauts (as opposed to just cargo) to the stars. They expect to be shuttling astronauts back and forth to the International Space Station by 2017.<p>That’s great …

Drought fuels World Cup blackouts fear

<b>With only two weeks to go before the football World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the country’s worst drought in decades is severely reducing hydropower</b> …

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Glenn Greenwald to Publish Names of Americans NSA Spied On

Those who have grown apathetic about the National Security Agency violating privacy rights, may soon find their interest renewed, as the political is …

Glenn Greenwald

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Google's car could be the best thing ever for privacy on the road

Ducking the police may be a lot easier in the future<p>On January 2nd, 2013, David Eckart lived through a nightmare. After being stopped in a Walmart parking lot, New Mexico police asked Eckart to step out of his car, and patted him down. They searched his car without his consent. He was handcuffed, …

'Sherlock' Season 3 will stream as a Netflix exclusive next week

<i>Sherlock</i> fans, clear your schedule: according to <i>Vulture</i>, its third season is heading online next Monday, and it'll be available to stream exclusively at Netflix. While it's certainly one of Netflix's smaller exclusives — after all, the season has already aired — the show has a passionate fanbase …

Apple's WWDC banners show iOS 8, next OS X are coming

Apple’s 25th annual developers conference kicks off next week, and as usual, the company’s spent the past week putting up large, colorful banners all over the Moscone West building in San Francisco. That includes large Apple logos to the two sides of the three story building, as well as product …