On 27th January 2015, then Mayor of London Boris Johnson signed an order increasing the data collection capability of the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) number plate camera network by 300%. He achieved this without adding any cameras.
The other day I wrote on the value of swinging Left in modern politics. In doing so I took some liberties with generalization and exaggeration in order to demonstrate a point I believe…
The last decade or so in politics has seen the rise of an almost infinite array of groups, associations, organisations and movements, each with a specific modulation of the core principles of the Right or the Left.
If we’d like government to catch up sooner rather than later, the solution is not to activate the other side’s lizard brain with fiery arguments and ridicule; the solution is to play to our strengths by moving the ship forward.
The bones of my Ancestors lie in a small churchyard in rural Kentucky, a place without cell phone reception and filled with people who may have never seen a plane fly over their heads.
We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” — the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the newspaper’s fawning coverage on November…
As you know, I’ve been teaching English at CSU Long Beach for well over ten years now. I’d like to think I have some modicum of wisdom and experience. Nonetheless, I made a very stupid mistake last week…
The once well-meaning liberals are becoming the New Neo-Cons, closing ranks around a candidate for presidency that grotesquely distorts the values they once held so dear.
Rhonny Dam just wrote her first book, An Atypical Chick. Rhonny describes herself as a gay man trapped in a woman’s body. She does not understand the want to have children, and she is especially out of place at baby showers.
Tom Reynolds is the Program Director of FYINation, a budding Progressive Online Radio Network in Flint, MI.
What follows are three very distressing and informative video reports (the latter two of which contain highly disturbing footage apparently featuring CIA-trained Syrian rebels prior to the moment they decapitate a twelve-year-old boy
It’s a question often asked of the conspiratorially minded, born from an irritation with the modern tendency to question every event and its mainstream media account. Of course, it’s really a statement – “Everything isn’t a conspiracy!”
Before the faceoff between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, many were pleading that Lester Holt, the NBC anchor and moderator Monday night, to be a “fact checker.” Any delusions in that regard should…
Jim Gilliam is an activist, Internet enthusiast, entrepreneur, and has been involved in some incredible projects. On top of all that he has battled cancer multiple times since the age of 18, grew up in a strict Evangelical household
Hillary’s vampirism would moreover release her from the burden of most public appearances, freeing up time to actually govern. She wouldn’t need to posture in front of the debris of fallen buildings
The nights grow chill, the shades of autumn peek through the greenery. As November approaches, ’tis the season for dweebs to come out of the woodwork, threatening to create jobs.
From Indie Bohemians: Tara Devlin is a highly successful blogger, show host and comic. She was born and raised in New York City where her early years were not the easiest. She…
The American elite can’t get enough of a musical that flatters their political sensibilities and avoids discomforting truths, says Alex Nichols at Current Affairs: In 2012, Captain Dan and his Scurvy Crew, a four-man…
We believe in and stand for so many different things that they functionally cancel each other out. In effect, we believe in and stand for nothing but winning. The chosen major political candidates reflect that reality back at us.
A common refrain I hear in many Pagan spaces, both online and off, is “this is a non-political space”. In light of the recent toing and froing around this issue in the Pagan blogosphere, this has been on my mind again.
Ian Gutoskie is a comedian. Not too long ago he was diagnosed as Bipolar II. Since then, he has incorporated mental health information into his act and website.
Slavoj Žižek is one of the most interesting, influential Marxist philosophers living today. If you’ve never heard of him, here’s a video of him explaining why The Sound of Music is racist….
Thai grew up in a small(ish) town in Arizona. He is Mexican and Gay. He is no stranger to discrimination. His outspoken style has, at times, found him at odds with members of the LGBT community and others, even costing him work.
For almost a decade UK police have been operating a vehicle mass surveillance system that stores the details of vehicle movements in a centralised police database for at least two years
As a practicing Occultist since I was 16 I have seen many, many things, but I have never seen anything quite as disgusting, quite as torrid, as the mental gymnastics some Bernie supporters are pulling out of thin air to somehow justify the defeat of their “political revolution.”