Democratic Senator’s Home Is Lingerie Company Headquarters

Democratic Senator’s Home Is Lingerie Company Headquarters
View this image › A screenshot from the Naked Undies website. Like most politicians, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen routinely pays lip service to the plight of the small business. But unlike many of her peers, her family has put its money where its mouth is: An “intimate apparel boutique” called Naked Undies is registered to her home address in Madbury, New Hampshire. The business […]
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6 Ways The Internet Is Transforming Politics

6 Ways The Internet Is Transforming Politics
1. Ease of involvement. View this image › It’s easier to access information, and it’s easier also to lightly engage with it, even if you’re not much of a political activist. Even if you’re just hanging out on your Facebook newsfeed, you’ll see political information pass by. Ease of use is one reason why we’re seeing people join in in these very small ways. You […]
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The Secret Economy Of Pollsters

The Secret Economy Of Pollsters
View this image › Scott Rasmussen, of Rasmussen Reports, says he promotes his polls across five different platforms every week. Via foxnewsinsider.com The steady stream of polls from private firms, media organizations, and universities has become a central — and at times controversial — thread of the presidential campaign. And voters might be excused for their suspicion on a single point: What’s in it for […]
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Anonymous Is Hacking Government Sites In China Now

Anonymous Is Hacking Government Sites In China Now
Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2012/04/06/ChinaHackedCNN-624×350.flv. The attack was initially reported via Twitter by @AnonymousChina: View this image › Here’s the official statement from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “First of all, China’s Internet is open to all, users enjoy total freedom online. China has gained 500 million netizens and 300 million bloggers in a very short period of time, which shows the attraction and openness of […]
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Meet The Soldier Behind The “I Am Not A Slut” Campaign

Meet The Soldier Behind The “I Am Not A Slut” Campaign
View this image › The most effective online warrior in the recent battles over contraception has been a 35-year-old Army officer in Fort Hood, Texas, whose tweets on March 2 helped galvanize women’s outrage over the notion that using birth control would make someone a “slut.” Jessica Scott, a career soldier and company commander based in Fort Hood, Texas, had been folllowing the heated debate […]
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Top 10 Countries That Censor The Internet

Top 10 Countries That Censor The Internet
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has registered that in several countries in Asia and the Middle East, information is submitted to censorship by their governments. In some cases, the dictatorships or totalitarian regimes restrict the access to this media and impose prison penalties for uploading any “misleading” information to personal webpages. Here is a list of the 10 top countries where blogging activity is […]
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10 Ways the Internet Changed the 2008 Election

10 Ways the Internet Changed the 2008 Election
Can a regular person alter human history with the click of a button? Overnight, or even sooner, one statement, video, audio clip, picture or document can dramatically shift the national dialogue. In the past, main stream media led the way. A picture of Dukakis looking puny in a tank marked his campaign’s derailment in 1988. One mistaken pool report of George H.W. Bush at the […]
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Sequestered Staffer Scavenges For Meals At DC Thinktanks

Sequestered Staffer Scavenges For Meals At DC Thinktanks
View this image › Via shutterstock.com WASHINGTON — You can eat three meals a day in this town if you know how to stay awake through endless policy discussions. This is the story of how sequestration drove one man to drink — on someone else’s dime. Washington, meet the Panel Crasher: he roams the streets, anonymous, preying upon unsuspecting food spreads at think tanks across […]
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