Donald Trump, Easter

A Trump Treasury of Tweets, Part 2

Reading Time: 2 minutes No need for a press conference or cameras, President Donald Trump gives us the straight scoop on Twitter. Now that he’s passed 100 days in office, we decided to once again compile some of our favorite presidential tweets to get a look into Trump’s mind.

Politicians’ Religious Beliefs Are Generally Fair Game

Reading Time: 5 minutes Rick Santorum took the appeal for Christian votes to a new level, assailing the separation of Church and State. New York Times op-ed writer Charles Blow got in hot water for a reference to one of the more unusual tenets of Mitt Romney’s faith. Are religious beliefs of would-be presidents off limits? Or can we discuss—and even ridicule—those ideas?

CLOSE READING: The Saudis, a Twitter Investment, and the End of Arab Spring?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, Twitter announced it would restrict tweets in countries where the government declares the tweets illegal. That troubling announcement was treated by the American media as a blip. But is it a blip? Or is it a crisis for freedom everywhere? And did a huge investment in Twitter by a Saudi prince have anything to do with the move?

So Pa, So Good…But Must Activists Always Align With Corporations to Win?

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s possible to get Congress to spin on a dime—but only a corporate dime. An alliance between tech companies and activists seems to have scared off, at least temporarily, a threat of ‘net censorship. But how do we get elected officials to do the right thing when corporate entities aren’t on the public side?

Worth Reading: English Lessons, Very Rich, Legal Murder, Chinese Wall

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the recent events in the Middle East and the union busting in Wisconsin, Americans can learn something useful about fighting back from our neighbors across the pond. In the UK, a group of ordinary citizens decided to disrupt business as usual: By spreading the word on Twitter and holding nation-wide protests of the largest cell phone provider Vodafone, they demanded the company pay up for billions in taxes owed.