In the absence of rules and sheriffs, bandits will multiply. The end game of the heavily mediated engine driving American political strife boils down to these questions: What is the appropriate size […]
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
Wow, 100 issues of Nota Bene! Props to Russ for helping me for a while with this nifty little S&R feature. Never mind all that now, let’s get on with this issue. […]
By Martin Bosworth In response to my criticism of a policy paper decrying paper audit trails for electronic voting, report author Daniel Castro claimed that I wasn’t addressing all the tenets of […]
By Martin Bosworth Earlier this month, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a self-proclaimed “nonpartisan think tank,” released a policy statement opposing the usage of paper audit trails for electronic voting […]
By Martin Bosworth I’ve been trying to embrace the idea of a Barack Obama presidency. The guy strikes a lot of the right notes–eloquent, charismatic, smart, persuasive, idealistic–and has a lot of […]
By Martin Bosworth Last month I wrote about the Justice Department’s new mandate that porno companies need to keep dossiers on everyone who performs for them. One thing I hadn’t realized is […]
By Martin Bosworth This week’s Business Week has a look at how the wireless industry is being challenged over its notoriously unfriendly contracts, which demand consumers give up their rights to resolution […]
By Martin Bosworth This afternoon I participated in a conference call with members of the American Civil Liberties Union and several prominent bloggers, discussing the ACLU’s strategy for pushing the Democrats to […]