Sacrifices In Journalism And Whistleblowing: A Tribute to Truth-Tellers By Frederick Reese
Whistleblowing was the buzzword of 2013 and 2014. Snowden and Assange are the big names splashed around headlines, but they’re not the only ones going to great lengths to preserve the Fourth Estate and, in doing so, saving democracy.
Auto Mafia: State Bans On Tesla Sales Expose Monopolistic Nature Of Franchise Laws By Frederick Reese
Once seen as the wheels of choice for the environmentally conscious or the socially pretentious, Tesla Motors is shifting in major ways the conversation about electric cars. So what’s stopping sales from keeping pace with gas-guzzlers and other traditional autos?
How Anonymous Revolutionized Revolt By Frederick Reese
“There’s a trade-off in place here. There’s a privacy interest involved with accessing private computer systems, but there is also an interest in ensuring the public good,” one Internet researcher tells MintPress, explaining the ambiguities and lack of boundaries
America Needs Another Civil Rights Movement By Frederick Reese
“This nation is steeped in racial violence and racial prejudice, and anyone who thinks differently is living in a dream world,” a trial attorney and author tells MintPress, stressing the need to address the underlying issues driving police violence.
Slavery Is Alive And Well In America, Fueled By The Need For Cheap Labor By Frederick Reese
Though the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery, forced labor persists in the U.S. through federal guest worker programs, a focus solely on sex trafficking, and an economy that puts cost effectiveness ahead of human rights.
The Bitcoin Hype Has Been Spent, So What’s Next? By Frederick Reese
It’s been a rough year for the bitcoin. Going forward, it may turn out that the cryptocurrency’s greatest value lies in what it reveals about the flaws in the cryptocurrency model. Addressing these flaws could ultimately revolutionize the ways we think about and handle
GOP Needs To Clear Net Neutrality, Immigration Reform Hurdles On The Way To 2016 By Frederick Reese
The Republicans’ midterm success may be more reflective of Democrats not getting out to vote than representative of a strong GOP base that’s able to hold onto power past 2016.
2014 Elections Paint Gruesome Future For Republican Party By Frederick Reese
With Republicans likely to take the Senate on the back of the “six-year itch,” the lead-up to 2016 is going to reveal whether the GOP can overcome party in-fighting and come up with a unified front to address the nation’s dilemmas.