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The Chinese government’s new censorship target: itself

First, 11 Chinese students studying abroad in Australia, the US, and the UK wrote an open letter to the people of China, enumerating the horrors of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre—which has its 26th anniversary next month—and calling upon the Communist Party to put those responsible on …

Why NASA Is Re-Configuring Part of the International Space Station

NASA flight controllers are preparing to relocate a storage module at the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the biggest change to the …

Jeb Bush 2016 Looks Like Hillary Clinton 2008

In the month and half since Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President, it has become evident that she will not make the same mistakes as she did in 2008. Ms. Clinton begins this race as a much stronger frontrunner than eight years ago, but she has also been a better candidate, tacking …

The NSA wants to identify phone users by their finger swipes

For the National Security Agency, the fingerprint reader on your smartphone just isn't secure enough. Lockheed Martin has confirmed to <i>Nextgov</i> that the intelligence outfit is testing Mandrake, an identification system that verifies who you are based on the way you swipe your finger across the …

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Why Americans believe the US can win wars – Mark Kukis

On 28 December 2014, the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan presided over a secret ceremony in Kabul. Standing before a group of …

Students: The One Group Missing From Student Data Privacy Laws and Bills

The one group missing in the conversation about student privacy rights is the very group the proposed laws are designed to protect. If you read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) or the proposed bills, including the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, …

How You'll Die On Mars

Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.<p>We're on our way to Mars. NASA has a plan to land astronauts on its surface by the 2030s. Private spaceflight companies like SpaceX have also expressed interest in starting …

Bernie Sanders Asks if American Economy is 'Moral'

Every candidate in the 2016 presidential race talks about responding to income inequality and stagnant middle class wages. No one else talks about it like Bernie Sanders.<p>The self-described socialist senator from Vermont wants to reverse the "massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the …

Chemical warfare continues in Syria, unpunished

In Sep. 2013 the Obama administration congratulated itself on an agreement, brokered by Russia, that supposedly ended the use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria. For the killings by using sarin gas Syria’s president Assad was not punished in any way, but he was supposedly going to turn over all his …

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5 Creative Ways To Fund Your Small Business

A look at the fast-evolving options for entrepreneurs on a money hunt—including several that first-time entrepreneurs tend to overlook.<p>When Mike …

Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.<p>John Ellis "Jeb" Bush stood by his brother's side while he demolished a nation …

Privacy advocates oppose fresh Senate attempt to renew NSA spying powers

Fresh attempts to prevent controversial National Security Agency surveillance powers expiring this weekend emerged on Tuesday, only to quickly run into opposition from privacy campaigners in Congress.<p>Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein, a hawkish member of the intelligence committee, has proposed …

Surveillance

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

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Senate Effort to Renew NSA Spying Powers Contains Provision to Stop Next Edward Snowden - Shadowproof

CommunityThe Dissenter<p>26 May 2015<p>Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed legislation to protect the National Security Agency from losing dragnet …

Ann Coulter: Immigrants are worse than ISIL

Ann Coulter said in an interview set to air Tuesday night that immigrants to the United States are to be feared more than the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS.<p>Appearing on the TV network Fusion, Coulter told host Jorge Ramos, “If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go …

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

When the Supreme Court returns for its next term in October, among the cases it has agreed to hear is a challenge to a fundamental practice that has governed American elections for generations.<p>When public-policy makers talk about a state's population, they generally mean the number of human beings …

U.S. Supreme Court

Black Solar Cells Reach Incredible New Efficiency Record

The bright world of photovoltaics<p>Renewable energy is the future. All over the world cities and countries are vowing to go quit fossil fuels and commit to getting their energy fix from 100 percent renewable sources.<p>One of the most popular renewable options is solar—especially in areas that are, …

Can Europa Support Life? NASA Picks Tools to Study Jupiter’s Mystery Moon

It's likely to be a decade or more before NASA begins an up-close study of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that's thought to harbor a habitable ocean — but the space agency has already picked out the scientific instruments for the job.<p>"We're excited about the potential of this new mission …

Rand Paul: Republican brand 'sucks' and is 'broken'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.<p>In a new book released on Tuesday, Paul said he composts and believes in clean air and clean water. Paul notes that he has planted giant …

John McCain mocks Obama for calling climate change a threat as Isis advances

Religious teaching that drives Isis to threaten the ancient ruins of Palmyra<p>Read more<p>Senator John McCain on Sunday attacked the president for citing climate change as a threat to national security, suggesting that the Obama administration’s focus on environmental issues was detracting from the …

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