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New Study Shows Global Internet Freedom Is on the Decline as More Countries Jail Bloggers

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2011 | 3:05 PM


The internet -- conduit of cute cat videos, spreader of freedoms. As we've already seen in Egypt and Tunisia, it can be central to modern democracy. That's why Freedom House, an independent freedom watchdog, ranked the the

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We Must Stay Plugged In: The Internet Is Central to Democracy

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 9:45 AM

Co-authored by Brian Merchant of The Utopianist

The Internet's social networking capability has emerged as a central tool for modern social revolutions; that much is certain. We can debate the true extent of the Internet's impact, the precise nature of its role in fomenting the movements another...

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6 Ideas That Could Lead to More Bipartisan Politics

(11) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 3:20 PM

We can never know exactly what was going on in the mind of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' shooter and we at The Utopianist aren't even going to try. The suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, left behind an internet history full of incoherent political ideologies that make it hard to lay...

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Sustainable Seafood and the City

(3) Comments | Posted July 7, 2009 | 9:27 AM

The rise of the real estate bubble saw the emergence of a devil-may-care meat culture, with every restaurant in New York City rushing to put some new variation of pork belly on the menu. From this sudden meat mania sprung the PC carnivore. In 2006, Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma...

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