Joshua Puertollano

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Revenge of the Democratic techies?

The nerds are all right.<p>The technologists who built the Democratic Party's data-driven approach to campaigning are saddened by the results of the 2014 midterms, a political drubbing that not even even the sharpest get-out-the-vote operation could prevent.<p>But they are taking heart in a durable …

Nicaragua's Canal: Digging For Truth

According to Manuel Coronel, an octogenarian who runs the canal authority, their intentions are now beyond dispute. "When the bride and groom set a date, you know it's serious," he says.<p>But ask Mr Coronel just where construction will begin and who will pay for it, and he has no answers. Neither …

Panama Canal

Rubio: It's Unfortunate Rand Paul Has Adopted And Is Supporting Obama's Foreign Policy On Cuba

"I think it's unfortunate that Rand has decided to adopt Barack Obama's foreign policy on this matter."<p>Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio responded to a series of tweets and a Facebook post from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) criticizing his view on U.S.-Cuban relations.<p>Paul had wrote that Rubio was …

Obama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizens

Nearly 20 years after reporters and congressional investigators caught the Clinton administration trying to register a million immigrants as new citizens and Democratic voters -- many without proper documents -- some Republicans fear the Obama administration is instituting a similar policy.<p>The …

Federal Gov’t: More Than 48,000 Federal Workers’ Personal Information Potentially at Risk

The personal information of more than 48,000 federal employees may have been compromised as a result of a security breach at the company contracted to perform background checks.<p>Department of Homeland Security spokesman S.Y. Lee told Nextgov Thursday that it is aware of the “potential intrusion” and …

Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

Obama says Sony made 'mistake' in nixing movie release, vows US response to cyber-attack

President Obama said Friday he thinks Sony "made a mistake" in choosing not to release "The Interview" in the wake of the devastating hacking attack which he blamed on North Korea, while vowing that the U.S. "will respond."<p>The president addressed the breach, at a year-end press conference, for the …

Egypt bans movie 'Exodus'

Another Hollywood movie is running afoul of a foreign government this month.<p>"Exodus: Gods and Kings" was banned in Egypt.<p>"The Ministry of Culture bans the film 'Gods and Kings' for historical inaccuracies," the Egyptian agency said in a statement.<p>The movie, which stars Christian Bale as Moses, is a …

Respawn Founder Discusses a Secret Project and Titanfall's Future

The former God of War lead is on board to help.<p>Respawn Entertainment has split into two development teams, and one of them is working on something …

Halo 3: ODST remaster coming to The Master Chief Collection for free as apology to players

Microsoft is giving <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> players free content, including an upgraded version of <i>Halo 3: ODST</i> and additional multiplayer content from <i>Halo 2 Anniversary</i>, in an attempt to make good on the technical woes that plagued the Xbox One game since launch.<p>Bonnie Ross, head of Halo …

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

<i>Image Credit: Craig Newmark's Crowdfunding Infographic</i><p>This morning (November 26th, 2014) I participated in the DotComplicated show hosted by Randi Zuckerberg with fellow guests Leila Janah from Samasource, Rachel Sklar from theli.st, David Hewitt from Heed Your Call and Danae Ringlemann from …

The 'Wisdom of Friends' Powers Brand Advocacy

We are hearing so much now about social media creating a shift from "the wisdom of crowds" to "the wisdom of friends," but what does that really mean for brand advocacy? A lot. It's this "wisdom of friends" that brings a new "social power" to Brand Advocacy.<p>Social power (the ability to influence) …

Public Relations

How We Should Discuss Ferguson

Why is it that incidents, such as the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, have such a polarizing effect on the American public? Some might object to my use of the word death as opposed to murder but hear me out. This is not a question of why singular incidents galvanize the public into protests …

Justice

Do We Live in a Time of Narcissism

No, we don't live in a time of Greek Mythology but we use words of past historical and mystical figures and gather images of centuries past. "Narcissus fell in love with his own image in a pool of water and finally changed into a flower." This flower bears his name "Narcissus" to this day. Many …

British Prime Minister Sets Out New Migration Restrictions

David Cameron gave a long-awaited speech on immigration within the European Union (E.U.) on Friday, proposing new limits on welfare benefits and tax …

The True Story of The Imitation Game

Though <i>The Imitation Game</i> was largely based on the biography <i>Alan Turing: The Enigma</i>, much of Alan Turing’s life is shrouded in mystery. Turing, played …

U.N. Panel Sharply Criticizes Police Brutality in U.S.

Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images<p>Miguel Juarez Lugo—Zuma Press<p>Joshua Roberts—Reuters<p>Michael Appleton—The New York Times/Redux<p>Michael Appleton—The New …

Ray Rice Suspension Overturned

Ray Rice has been reinstated into the NFL and could potentially play again, after winning an appeal Friday against his indefinite suspension from the …