The Post' renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling
NEW YORK (AP) Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "The Post" has revived interest in the newspaper battles of the 1970s, the lives of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and executive Ben Bradlee and the risks of publishing the top-secret documents known as "The Pentagon Papers."
Feb 24 3:44PM AP

Behold the Reckoning of a Gun Culture in Collapse
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Feb 24 3:13PM Truthout

Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) It didn't take long after Missouri Gov.
Feb 24 2:54PM SFGate

Free Speech' Suit Aims to End Twitter's Political Censorship
The 29-page complaint contends that, under a California legal doctrine that recognizes some private facilities as public forums, Twitter may not discriminate against speech on their platform based purely on viewpoint. If successful, it would be the first extension of that doctrine to internet social media platforms and could transform the way free speech is treated online.
Feb 24 2:42PM Breitbart

Patrick Brown Files Notice Of Libel Against CTV News
TORONTO Patrick Brown has filed notice of libel to CTV News, which last month reported allegations of sexual misconduct that he has categorically denied. The Barrie, Ont.
Feb 24 2:35PM HuffPost Canada

Having Seized The Levers Of Political Power, CPAC Focuses Ire On The Media
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD The mainstream media has long been a favorite target for derision at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). But in 2018, a full year into the presidency of a man who rose to power attacking the media, attacks on the media were everywhere.
Feb 24 1:00PM Talking Points Memo

Swedish scientists want to build robot replicas of dead relatives
We may not have to wait much longer before immortality becomes a reality. Swedish scientists believe that artificial intelligence can be harnessed to create 'fully conscious copies' of our loved ones after they die, according to Sputnik News.
Feb 24 12:34PM Mail Online

Nirav Modi and the myth of the path to success
A few months ago, GQ magazine tried to understand the extraordinary success of the jeweller Nirav Modi. Was he a marketing genius, or a master diamantaire who knew how to extract work from talented craftsmen, or a capitalist romantic who wanted to rebel against tradition and make a billion-dollar point? The article did not ponder other options.
Feb 24 6:18AM http://www.livemint.com/

Taiwan has figured out how to turn online disagreements into a positive political force
by Tom Simonite June 2, 2017 Accusations that the Internet and social media sow political division have flown thick and fast since recent contentious elections in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has even pledged to start working on technology that will turn the energy of online interactions into a more positive force (see We Need More Alternatives to Facebook).
Feb 24 6:15AM MIT Technology Review

Demographic changes in Assam due to illegal immigration
When a subsidiary remark is sought to be transformed by certain people into the main narrative, there can be only one aim: To muffle the principal issue because it inconveniences the engineers of such transformation. Thus, when the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, flagged the demographic changes happening in Assam due to illegal immigration from neighbouring Bangladesh and cited the example of parties such as the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) that have benefitted from the phenomenon, opposition parties and assorted Army-baiters immediately condemned the General for 'indulging in politics'.
Feb 24 2:54AM PGurus

When It Comes to the Fake News Scourge, Russia Doesn't Hold a Candle to U.S. Conservative Media
No serious discussion of fake news can possibly discount the role this homegrown disinformation campaign has played in subverting U.S.
Feb 24 2:41AM inthesetimes.com

Trump Urges Election Defeat of Democrats' Immigration-Reform Stonewall
I just want to tell you that we are going to win, he said to the cheering crowd. I'd love you to get out there, work really hard for '18.
Feb 24 2:21AM Breitbart

Manitoba signs federal climate-change plan
After months of agreeing to disagree with the federal government, Manitoba has signed on to Ottawa's climate-change plan. At least for the next two years.
Feb 24 1:08AM CBC News

John Ivison: Trudeau's office too cavalier when it comes to political vetting
Justin Trudeau's disastrous passage to India brought to mind Mark Twain's pilgrimage to Europe and the Holy Land in the Innocents Abroad. In Paris, they simply opened their eyes and stared at us when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language, he wrote.
Feb 24 12:45AM National Post

Facebook pulls violent virtual reality games from CPAC booth after Parkland
SAN FRANCISCO Facebook pulled violent virtual reality games, including one in which players pretend to shoot people in a train station, from its booth at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference after public criticism. Facebook's vice president of virtual reality, Hugo Barra, apologized for the demos of violent virtual reality games including "Bullet Train" during CPAC.
Feb 23 11:52PM USA TODAY

An anti-Marxist, pro-free speech YouTuber is gaining a following in China
Of all the conservative commentators to rise to prominence after Trump's election, few are more polarizing than Jordan B. Peterson, a Canadian psychologist and author with a large following on YouTube.
Feb 23 11:48PM Quartz

Stoneman Douglas alumni rise up in incredible ways to support shooting survivors
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, may look like any other American high school from the outside. But former students who spent their teenage years in its hallways and classrooms will tell you there's something special about the school's culture.
Feb 23 11:33PM Mashable

Your Climate Change Monsters, Revealed
Climate change is scary. Climate change monsters, it turns out, are too.
Feb 23 11:04PM Atlas Obscura

How We Can Have Clean Elections If we Listen to Mimi Kennedy & John Roberts Brakey
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Feb 23 10:30PM YouTube

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Feb 23 8:44PM YouTube

Democrats accuse Texas of voter suppression in schools
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Democrats are alleging new attempts at voter suppression in Texas, where the GOP-controlled Legislature's electoral maps and a strict voter ID law already have been previously struck down in federal court and the nation's first primary of the year is less than two weeks away.
Feb 23 8:01PM AP

Guns pose a political risk for banks
print reprint In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the debate over gun control has once again seared the nation's conscience.
Feb 23 3:09PM American Banker

Stop Calling It a $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
Between cuts to Fast Starts, Amtrak, and the Highway Trust Fund, infrastructure spending is in for a $40 to $75 billion net reduction over the next decade. Talking out of both sides of the mouth: That's the best way to think about President Trump's infrastructure policy.
Feb 13 6:02PM CityLab

Elliott, Ford, Mulroney sound death knell for People's Guarantee by opposing carbon tax
All three Progressive Conservative leadership candidates have abandoned the carbon tax that generates the revenues to pay for promises in the party's People's Guarantee platform. That effectively means a $4-billion-a-year reduction in revenues for mental health spending, income tax cuts, child-care breaks and other key planks in ex-leader Patrick Brown's carefully crafted 78-page election program.
Feb 8 5:44PM thestar.com