Christopher Goodman

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Best Buy Cuts MacBook Pro Price by $200 for Back-to-School Season

It’s only the middle of July, but Best Buy is already kicking off back-to-school season by reducing the price of two of its best-selling MacBook Pro …

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The Internet’s greatest disruptive innovation: Inequality

<b>(Salon/Benjamin Wheelock)</b><p>The logical consequences of Silicon Valley capitalism: Social stratification and class antagonism<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 19, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Call it the Silicon Valley Manifesto. On July 4, NPR quoted Sarah Lacy, the editor in chief of the tech news publication PandoDaily, …

Two Political Stories, Hold the False Equivalence

How to begin chronicling a reality that historians will want to explain<p>Something truly remarkable is underway in party politics at the moment. One of our national parties has lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections, and its future on the national level looks worse than …

Texas lawmakers are now trying to ban abortion at six weeks

<b>(AP)</b><p>Hours after Rick Perry signed sweeping new restrictions into law, Republicans filed an even more draconian ban<p>Katie McDonough<p>July 18, 2013 10:27pm (UTC)<p>With the ink barely dry on Texas' sweeping new abortion law, three Republican members of the state House on Thursday filed a so-called "fetal …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Why Is The CIA Funding Geoengineering Research?

At least they aren't trying to drone global warming to death?<p>The Central Intelligence Agency is joining with the National Air and Space Administration, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to spend $630,000 studying a subset of potential global …

How the US government uses information from spying on foreign companies

There’s no longer doubt that the US government spies on foreign multinational corporations as well as governments, thanks to the disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor turned international fugitive Edward Snowden. The NSA vacuums up mountains of classified information from a rich …

Pharma Companies Must End Secret Gifts To Doctors Starting Next Month

The Affordable Care Act's transparency requirements go into effect August 1.<p>Pharmaceutical and medical device companies make it rain on doctors, hospitals and even medical students on the regular. Members of the pharmaceutical industry promote their companies and drugs through things like free …

Must-Read Books About Pop Music, Politics, and Revolution

We can talk all we like about the importance of pop music as a culturally relevant form of art (and we do), but the fact remains that the politically …