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Net neutrality has become the biggest free speech issue of the 21st century. Is it doomed to failure?
One morning last month, Senator Al Franken stood at the podium of a hotel in downtown Austin, looking out at some of the most innovative minds in the country gathered at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference. "I know that many of you hav
| April 08, 2011
Dance Monkey!: Mehran Khaghani
Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is...
Hates to be called Mommy Face
| April 10, 2009
Dance, Monkey: Billy Bob Neck
I was pretty sure a paper like this would ask some kinda homosexual question, being in Massachusetts and named after a Henry Potter book.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| November 25, 2008
Until a couple months ago, did the state of Alaska ever cross your radar? Its chief exports were cute polar-bear screen savers and Northern Exposure .
Why is the coldest state such a hotbed of corruption?
| November 05, 2008
McCain in the membrane
Four tracks into his Monday Monster Jam performance, Brooklyn rap czar Jay-Z stops the music and points to a freeze-frame image of George W. Bush on the titanic screen above the TD Banknorth Garden stage.
The Maverick-iest candidate has hip-hop support from R.A. the Rugged Man
| October 30, 2008
Playing the angel
Former congressman David Emery’s correct in thinking that public campaign financing is a luxury the state can’t afford, but his aversion to Clean Election money seems to be more a matter of convenience than conviction.
Politics and other mistakes
| October 27, 2008
Welcome to the PalinDome
One-stop shopping for humor mavericks
| October 14, 2008
All that online talk (nine billion Google hits and counting) notwithstanding, “Web 3.0” won’t be happening any time soon.
You can’t do much when you’re dead — but you can still send e-mail. That’s just one Internet innovation that will loom large in 2008
| December 26, 2007
Enemies in high places
| May 30, 2007
What will a Democratic Congress mean for digital freedom?
The Democrats’ sudden ascension to power in both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994 is undeniably good news for a host of progressive causes.
| November 14, 2006
The sleazy backroom deal engineered by Congressman Don Young and Senator Ted Stevens to kill the proposed 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound would do more than scuttle visionary plans to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm.
Wind farms, immigration reform, needle exchange, and arts funding
| May 03, 2006
Senators fight snooping
President Bush authorized spying on US citizens without bothering to seek the approval of a federal court. A Maine senator is leading the charge to find out why.
Our voices in Washington, DC
| January 04, 2006
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