Al Franken defends the Protect-IP (SOPA) act, saying that it’s necessary to protect intellectual property. “If this bill really did some of the things people have heard it would do (like shutting down YouTube), I would never have supported it.” See his website.
“Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by rightwing social network users, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.” — source: The Guardian Comments comments
With a sense of guilt and shame, I drove alone the 15 miles to Kent to attend the AM 1090 forum, where the panelists were Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman, Mike Papantonio, Sam Seder, Ron Reagan and special guest Congressman Jim McDermott. Turnout seemed lower than in past years but the crowd was as […]
$42 Million From Seven Foundations Helped Fuel the Rise of Islamophobia in America This is not to say there aren’t legitimate problems with Islam or with immigration, but some people have an ideological or economic interest in fanning the flames of racial hatred. Without an enemy, how can you justify a police state and massive […]