Data Overdosing And National Insecurity

Yahoo was forced last week to stop concealing the largest data breach in American history. In one sense, the disclosure was no shock since Pew Research reports that 91% of Americans realize they have lost control of critical personal data to corporations. But the Yahoo breach does reveal something more sinister.

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Shakespeare and America

April 2016 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who is not only the poet of the English speaking people but also their political teacher, as Homer was the political teacher of the Greeks and Vergil the political teacher of the Romans. 

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Obama gets it wrong at a mosque

One of President Obama’s least attractive traits is his schoolmarmish and condescending tendency to lecture Americans about how we should behave. A case in point is his recent address at a mosque in Baltimore.

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Mackubin Thomas Owens: Tolerating only the ‘correct’ ideas

When I was an undergraduate at the University of California at Santa Barbara in the mid-1960s, our sister campus at Berkeley was roiled by what came to be known as the “free speech movement,” a string of ongoing protests against the university administration arising from student demands to lift restrictions on political speech. This episode…

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