Social media has eroded young people's privacy—and advocates are trying to win it back.
Benjamin Dischinger's insight:
This particular article is very hard to take a side on because both sides of the argument have their downsides. Someone who sides with 'free speech should not be violated' will then be indirectly saying that it's okay to create a fake social media profile which would lead to a resignation in the end because by taking that side, there is no way around it. By taking the side of 'free speech should be regulated', you have no choice but to give up any privacy to people who devote their time specifically to snooping around to make certain there are no threats being brought about. Each side of the argument comes with a price and in the age of social media that price is now a lot larger than it used to be.
Of all the celebrities that were taken on to help push the ACA, I feel that the President did it the best. In his interviews with Ellen Degeneres and Zach Galifinakis, the President went along with what was going on and played it cool while at the same time, emphasizing the message of signing up for the ACA.
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Benjamin Dischinger's insight:
I feel like this speech was inspired by the 'heat of the moment' because of the overall tone that was conveyed through that short clip. The President has all the right to be happy for himself and his administration because of what they've done, however, bashing the Republican Party in the process may not have been the best decision. In a divided government, the goal is to make less enemies and more friends, this may have done the opposite. Other than that, I believe that the ACA will be hugely successful in the future based on its recent success in the recent past.
Next month, the trustees who oversee America’s most distinguished journalistic award could face their toughest decision in at least four decades. The issue before the Pulitzer Prize Board: Does it honor reporting by The Washington Post and The Guardian based on stolen government documents that are arguably detrimental to the national security...
Snowden was a former employee of the National Security Agency and of the Central Intelligence Agency. He is known for his stealing and leaking of thousands of classified documents to a large number of media outlets. The documents were pertaining to global surveillance conducted by the United States and various other surveillance programs being conducted in several different countries. That is the source of uproar in his nomination for the Pulitzer Prize. Some believe he is a thief for taking classified information that belonged to the United States and publishing it for everyone to see while others believe that he is deserving of the Pulitzer Prize for his 'second to none' journalism.
The Republican “Young Guns” are ready to rule, if they get the chance. Since they first got the name seven years ago, allies and enemies of Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy are now beginning to jockey to prepare for potential changes at the top of the Republican power structure in the House. Though publicly Speaker John Boehner...
Upon reading the title of the article, 'Young Guns gear up for next fight', I immediately thought of Paul Ryan, thinking that he was in his early 30's, but when I read the article in depth, I saw that he along with McCarthy and Cantor are all in their 40's and 50's. I guess reading it from an age standpoint, they seem old, but from a political experience standpoint they are just getting started. The GOP has some strong people in the House and unless the Democrats can step up and run with them, the GOP will be retaining their grasp on the House.
If the Supreme Court abolishes limits set on campaign contributions, essentially everyone who has the funds to do so will be part of a giant Super-PAC. That PAC being themselves alone because they can donate as much as they want to whomever they want, thus making Super-PAC's obsolete and making more candidates happy.
A split Supreme Court Wednesday strikes down limits on the total amount of money an individual may spend on political candidates, parties and political action committees but keeps limits per candidate and per committee.
Benjamin Dischinger's insight:
I feel that there should not be any limits set on the amount of money one person can give because when it comes down to it, money plays an important part in the game of politics, but in the end it's not the money that wins elections. What wins elections is the drive of the candidates to make a better place for their constituents and their non-constituents alike.
Public support for the Affordable Care Act narrowly notched a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, while criticism of Barack Obama’s handling of the law’s rollout – although still substantial – has eased from its peak last fall. Views hardly are enthusiastic: With the year’s sign-up deadline upon us, Americans split on Obamacare, 49 percent in support, 48 percent opposed. But that compares with a 40-57 percent negative rating after the initial failure of the federal enrollment website last November. See PDF with full results, charts and tables here. While still shy of a majority, 49 percent…
I find it fairly surprising that a substantial percentage of the Republican Party stand by the law issued by the President. I also feel that if the Republican party tries to roll out a similar law, that support for the ACA will not change as drastically as they think it will. If it took this much poking and prodding to get people to sign up once, what makes them think that people will do it all again?
With a Twitter-savvy president and their own ailing media companies, Lloyd Grove finds the boys in the briefing room more depressed than ever.
Benjamin Dischinger's insight:
2. Press corps are news correspondents sent to cover what goes on inside and outside of the White House for official news purposes.
3. The information that can be accessed about the President and the White House alike is no longer strictly 'official' information thanks to the internet.
4. Twitter: 1.7 Million. Facebook: 500,000.
5. Grove is concerned that the information that we receive about the White House and the President is no longer as official as it used to be. With the innovation of Twitter and Facebook, people can post anything be it true or not. In the age of technology we live in, posts about something that are said to be official and look as official as any other one could be some random guy in his basement posting something instead of the post coming directly from the official source.
6. On the scale from 1 to 5 provided, I would rate my concern with a 2. I know that it is quite possible to make things up and say that they came from somewhere else, but we live in an evolving world and with the technological resources and money at the disposal of the federal government, it is highly unlikely that this will be a big problem. Looking at the date on this article and seeing that it is from 4 years ago also provides me with some hope. In 4 years, hackers have definitely advanced with new technology and more skill, but then at the same time, so has the security at the White House. It's all about adapting and if you can't adapt, you don't have any reason to get caught up with any of this.
Five years of frustration boiled over when Sen. Dianne Feinstein flayed the CIA on the Senate floor Tuesday. She accused the agency of lying, cheating and stealing to block a 6,300-page report on the CIA’s secret prisons and torture from seeing the light of day. In essence, she said, the CIA was spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s...
1. Senator Feinstein is a California Senator and Chairman of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. After the 2013 mass surveillance disclosure involving the National Security Agency she took measures to keep the program going.
2.She accused the CIA of lying and cheating to cover up a 6,300 page report on secret prisons and torture.
3.The secret prisons and torture that has come to light was supposedly 'banned' by President Obama in 2009, but evidently are still being used in the 'Intelligence Toolbox'.
4.I think it was the right thing to do on Feinstein's part. We the people are supposed to be able to trust in our government and although people don't usually dabble in the affairs of the CIA, it is our right as citizens to know what is going on. It is like Senator Feinstein sees America as her constituents and she's doing us a service by bringing the CIA's 'slip-ups' to light.
It seems like Ukraine and Russia are on the brink of civil war as it is. With fine divisions between two peoples in one country it seems like Ukraine is two separate countries already. When I read the article and look at the maps, it makes me think of a sibling rivalry in that two siblings will get along together most of the time, but sometimes there are those days when you're at each other's throats about something. In this particular case, one sibling wants something and the other wants something else, and when they both in unison say, "MOM", they get a bias mother siding with one of the two siblings. Perhaps an outer source may be able to bring some peace to the crisis, but in the volatile state of the country, perhaps the issue-solving should be kept within the family.
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