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Rundown for November 23, 2011
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Digesting The GOP Debate And Mitt Romney’s First TV Ad

The Republican candidates for president sparred over immigration, the Patriot Act and profiling during Tuesday night’s debate in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, a new Romney ad inaccurately portrays a quote from the President.

12:15 PM EST 4 Comments

Libyan Author Plans His Return, With Hopes Of Finding His Father

Author Hisham Matar is returning to Libya for the first time in 30 years. In part, he’s hoping to find his father, a dissident who was jailed under Moammar Gadhafi.

12:35 PM EST 5 Comments

UC Davis Chancellor: Police Were Told Not To Use Force

In an interview with the Sacramento Bee, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi insists the school’s police department defied her orders last week when they pepper sprayed peaceful Occupy protesters.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Protests Continue Ahead Of Planned Parliamentary Elections In Egypt

The UN is strongly condemning what it calls the use of excessive force by Egyptian security forces — as some Egyptian citizens continue to call for an end to the military’s rule.

12:50 PM EST 11 Comments

Why Detroit Football Fans Are Protesting Nickelback Performance

The band Nickelback will be playing at the Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers football game, but some are petitioning against the group saying, “haven’t the good people of Detroit been through enough?”

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February 26 34 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 105 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.