Reddit crimes never pay: After it was discovered that the developers of the popular QuickMeme site were secretly moderating a popular subreddit, deleting links from competitors in the process, the social network banned the entire domain. The Daily Dot explains how a couple of Reddit moderators figured it out.
Album premiere: Twin Peaks’ Sunken.
Hear it on the Hype Machine this week.
The Conversation Prism, A Colorful Map of Social Media Websites by Brian Solis and JESS3
Robert Reich: Sexual Assaults and Nuclear Missiles: What's the Matter With the Military? -
After years of repeated reports of sexual assaults — and years of promises to prevent them, and then years of studies and commissions to find the best way of doing so — a Defense Department study released Tuesday estimates that some 26,000 people in the military were sexually assaulted in the…
Robert Reich: Selling the Store: Why Democrats Shouldn't Put Social Security and Medicare on the Table -
Prominent Democrats — including the President and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — are openly suggesting that Medicare be means-tested and Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation.
This is even before they’ve started budget negotiations with…
Robert Reich: Today, an Anniversary of America's First Progressive Revolution -
Exactly a century ago, on February 3, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, authorizing a federal income tax. Congress turned it into a graduated tax, based on “capacity to pay.”
It was among the signal victories of the progressive movement — the first constitutional…
Robert Reich: The Real Debate Over American Citizenship -
Sometimes we have a national conversation without realizing it. We talk about different aspects of the same larger issue without connecting the dots.
That’s what’s happening now with regard to the meaning of American citizenship and the basic rights that come with it.
On one side are those who…
Robert Reich: The Economic Challenge Ahead: More Jobs and Growth, Not Deficit Reduction -
Can we just keep things in perspective? On Tuesday, the President asked Republicans to join him in finding more spending cuts and revenues before the next fiscal cliff whacks the economy at the end of the month.
Yet that same day, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal…
Robert Reich: The GOP Crackup: How Obama is Unraveling Reagan Republicanism -
Soon after President Obama’s second inaugural address, John Boehner said the White House would try “to annihilate the Republican Party” and “shove us into the dustbin of history.”
Actually, the GOP is doing a pretty good job annihilating itself. As Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal put…
Robert Reich: The Non Zero-Sum Society -
As President Obama said in his inaugural address last week, America “cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.”
Yet that continues to be the direction we’re heading in.
A newly-released analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows…