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Courage. Competence. Commitment.

Amidst the Professional Left’s sackcloth and ashes routine about a debt deal result which they helped engineer–by kneecapping President Obama at every turn and depressing turnout in the midterm elections, giving us Speaker Boehner and the petulant childrenunrepentant racists/mighty party of Tea–was this extraordinary sight:

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The Dark Lord of Media

Rupert Murdoch, by all accounts, the singularly most evil global media tycoon ever to scuttle along the Earth’s surface (apologies to William Randolph Hearst) is finally getting his comeuppance.. Meanwhile, all of the little pygmy media tribes now feel safe in coming out of the woodwork to tell other stories of Murdoch abuse and deceit…

A Corruption of Dependency

Internet Avatar Lessig speaks not of a dependency on people, but instead, an institutional dependency on money.

Cultural Capitalism

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizzek argues here that acts of charity within corrupted capitalist societies do nothing but perpetuate harmful economic systems. Only the allowance of unabashed cruelty can accelerate the demise of such systems.

Wikileaks Goes Ad-Buster

Having dabbled in Mep-themed ‘Anti-Ads’ for several years, I was elated to see Wikileaks’ execution on this Mastercard spoof.

Greeks Brace for Spartan Existence Post-Austerity

Is it just me, or is international economic dialogue thousands of grade levels above that of the US?

What’s Due Process Again?

Leave it to Andy Griffith to remind us of the principle of due process of law – and the reason why the Patriot Act is an abominable document.

The Last (Permitted) Creative Medium

What does it tell you about our society when the vast majority of talented animators, designers, and graphic artists who aren’t destitute are in the advertising industry?

To Hell With Ads from Jake Roper on Vimeo.

The Freedom Suitcase

What? US funding is actually going towards this digital-activist-as-human-server project? Are we allowed to keep these domestically for use against Sony Corp?

Italians Champion Themselves

Who needs elected representatives? With one fell swoop, Italian citizens today approved a handful of absolutely necessary reforms, and completely ignored the pleadings of their cartoonishly corrupt and incompetent leader to do so. Benfatto.