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Business Culture

Why Journalists in the U.S. Now Need Protection

by Paul Steiger, ProPublica Last night, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the Burton Benjamin Memorial award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Here are his remarks. In recent days I thought a lot about the 16 previous recipients of the Burton Benjamin award, and re-read the words from this platform of some […]

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Government

National Security Agency & High Tech Spying

Does the National Security Agency Tap That? by Justin Elliott, ProPublica Among the snooping revelations of recent weeks, there have been tantalizing bits of evidence that the NSA is tapping fiber-optic cables that carry nearly all international phone and Internet data. The idea that the NSA is sweeping up vast data streams via cables and […]

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Culture

Corporate Media: A Fake Crusade Serving Elitists

The role of a free press is to serve the people and keep the powers of our government and corporations in check. However,  corporate media now serves the interests of the elite who own them. Over the coming months, we believe that our government will become even more criticized for its “hypocrisy” in discussing freedoms […]

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Government

Climate Change: Hoosier Leadership Will Be Tested

Great article in the Guardian about climate change and the tough decisions facing world leaders. Prince Charles recently slammed the food industry for its lack of leadership and now President Obama is moving climate change out of the science labs and into our morality chambers by challenging our leaders to do what is right, not […]