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Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Revolution Will Not Be On Facebook

Facebook is proving that it cares more about expanding internationally than protecting users’ rights to privacy and expression. On Jan. 9, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a firm and emotional statement on the importance of free speech to Facebook, signing off with the ubiquitous hashtag, “Je Suis Charlie.” A few weeks later, Facebook complied with

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The Greatest Threat to Freedom of the Press

The greatest threat to the freedom of the press and expression doesn’t come from extremists — it comes from government itself. Leaders and dignitaries from across the world convened in Paris on Sunday in a show of...

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Never Afraid – Our Cartoonist Responds to the Attack on Charlie Hebdo

  The brutal deaths of the cartoonists, editors and journalists at Charlie Hebdo are a tragic loss. As eloquently put by Joe Randazzo, a former Onion editor, “This is a loss for all of humanity. The victims,...

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Reporting on Ferguson

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

One Good Reason to Vote

  One good reason to vote – regardless of who or what you’re voting for – is that many Republican governors and legislatures  across the country have been working tirelessly to create barriers to the ballot. Much of this...

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Ebola in the News Room

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Ebola Scare Virus

  The World Health Organization labeled Ebola “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times.” This is in part because it affects the world’s most vulnerable populations. Ebola is not easily transmissible in countries with...

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Documents Show The Islamic State’s Start-Up Pitch

We’ve heard a lot about how ISIS uses social media to recruit new members and spread it’s message. And as MATTER pointed out- if ISIS was a start-up, they’d be working with some pretty impressive statistics. But...

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Obama’s Plan for Fixing Iraq

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