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Tiffiniy Cheng

Entries by Tiffiniy Cheng

Dear NSA: We're Throwing You a 4th of July Party, and It's Gonna Be Big

(851) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 8:24 AM

Co-authored with Evan Greer

Today, as the United States celebrates its founding, millions around the world will be talking about its future. Recent revelations about NSA spying have brought unparalleled public attention to the U.S. government's surveillance programs. The dirty details are piling up, and as we learn more about...

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SOPA Kills Jobs, Requires Self-censorship

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 1:17 AM

By Thursday, the US government will have voted to give the MPAA and itself broad powers to block any site. SOPA would not only hurt free speech, it will choke off the internet workforce and its readers by taking down entire websites. People can kill it off entirely this week --...

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The Internet Fights Back: Groups Announce Net-wide Day of Protest Against "Internet Blacklist" Bill

(18) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 12:35 PM

This Wednesday, Congress is considering a law that gives the US government (and any private corporation) the power to block any website, remove it from search engines, and cut off its sources of funding.

Leading civil liberties and tech policy organizations are organizing an internet-wide day of protest in response,...

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Tax Dollars for Rude, Unaccountable Congressional Offices

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2010 | 10:08 AM

By Ruth Robertson, ANWF Organizer

A New Way Forward launched call-in days last week to do two things: push for structural reforms that address root causes of the crisis and dig out the backroom information that, when hidden in the dark, work all too well to kill good reforms. The

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How We Can Save Our Economy

(14) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 7:55 AM

The next few weeks will culminate into a defining moment in American history and lay the course for our economic future. After two years of being asleep at the switch, Congress is finally stepping up and taking action on financial reform. The resulting bill will be a clear indication and...

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Those Opposed to Breaking Up the Banks Receive Double the Funds from Industry

(3) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 11:12 AM

The Brown-Kaufman SAFE Banking amendment has become the single most important amendment to the financial reform bill to end bailouts. It is the most transformative bill because it addresses the problem that too big to fail banks are too big to regulate properly and are able to capture votes...

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If Republicans Say No to Bailouts, Then They Can't Say No to Breaking Up the Banks

(16) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 10:47 AM

Senate Republicans say they're against both the bailouts and the Democrats' proposed legislation to end them. They say that Sen. Dodd's bill would "actually guarantees future bailouts." It's time for the Republicans to put up or shut up. Will they make Dodd's bill better by breaking up the too...

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What Do the Top Liberal Colleges Have in Common with Goldman Sachs?

(5) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 3:23 PM

Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons has spent her career serving students in higher education. She has also spent the past decade serving on the Board of Wall Street bank-holding company Goldman Sachs. If she truly cares about helping people obtain an education, it makes sense that she should step...

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