Category Archives: op-ed

Taylor Swift Writes Op-Ed on the Music Biz: ‘Music Should Not be Free’

Originally posted on Variety:
Taylor Swift has taken to the Wall Street Journal to pen an op-ed, discussing the music industry at large and its future from the perspective of one of its most popular songstresses. In the piece, Swift…

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Golden rice in Texas? Evaluating genetically engineered rice-by-design

Golden Rice is a saffron-colored bioengineered rice that a lot of people are trying to make a case for. Greenpeace doesn’t support golden rice. Proponents of the non-GMO movement don’t like the idea of altering food in any way, shape … Continue reading

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Cell phones and the 4th Amendment

“On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether law enforcement officers during an arrest may search the contents of a person’s mobile phone without a warrant. The court should recognize that new technologies do not alter basic Fourth Amendment principles, … Continue reading

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Snitch Lamp helps reveal why social media is ridiculous

(pic from Dangerous Minds page) Dangerous Minds asks if the eavesdropping lamp is stupid or evil, but I think it’s neither. It’s more like art in that it holds a reflection up to us, if not a mirror, at least … Continue reading

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