Beck: ‘After what I have learned this week I’m a changed person.’

Glenn Beck 4/19/2013

…”Think about the thing we were discussing passing this week. Gun control because we have to be able to protect. Because the government can protect you. We were talking about talking about making it more difficult to buy guns while somebody just blew the legs off American citizens. With what? Guns? No. […]

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz commits suicide at age 26

“…we live in a world where the architects of the financial crisis regularly dine at the White House — and where even those brought to ‘justice’ never even have to admit any wrongdoing, let alone be labeled ‘felons.’ ”

 

Josh Peterson The Daily Caller 1/12/2013

Aaron Swartz — Internet activist, RSS co-author […]

Obama floats constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United

Neil Munro The Daily Caller 8/29/2012

President Barack Obama used the online springboard provided by Reddit to dive into the media crush at the GOP convention, with a skillfully executed call for a constitutional amendment to curb the free-speech of wealthier people and corporations.

“I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment […]

This kid makes me feel hopeful

13 April 2012

Caine Monroy seems like a cool kid. And smart. This video made us feel hopeful for the future of America if we can just keep fostering this kind of creative, entrepreneurial, can-do spirit.

H/T iOwnTheWorld

Wikipedia will officially blackout in protest of anti-piracy act this Wednesday

Liz Klimas The Blaze 1/17/2012

The co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales is giving students fair warning: they should do their homework before Wednesday when the site will go dark, along with other sites, in protest of anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.

The English versions of Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours to make […]

Online community Reddit driving opposition to piracy bill

Gautham Nagesh The Hill 1/1/2012

Members of Congress and their staff have grown used to scouring the Web, Twitter and Facebook to see where voters stand before finalizing their positions. But the heated debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has turned the social news website Reddit into an unlikely rallying point for opponents […]