Author Archives: ncliberal

Links for 12-20-2013

Originally posted on Karl Heubaum:
New documents from Edward Snowden indicate that the NSA paid the world’s best known computer security company, RSA, to weaken its products so they are easier for the NSA to compromise. More Edward Snowden documents reveal that the NSA and the U.K.’s GCHQ targeted Israel’s government, the French national oil…

Hey Jezebel — Virginity Is a Social Construct

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Jezebel published a piece today with the title “Nearly 1% Of Women Claim They Were Virgins When They Gave Birth,” and, because this is Jezebel we’re talking about here, they used this as an opportunity to shame and belittle the women who say that they became pregnant while still…

Links for 12-17-2013

Originally posted on Karl Heubaum:
Three Congressmen announced they won’t run for re-election in 2014: Tom Latham (R-IA), Frank Wolf (R-VA), and Jim Matheson (D-UT). Matheson is the only Democrat in Utah’s Congressional delegation; he beat Mia Love by less than 800 votes in 2012 and she’s running again, so his prospects for re-election weren’t…

Downtown Durham on a Cold Night

State Rep. Marcus Brandon Requests Written Opinion from Attorney General Cooper

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Viridiana Martinez NC Dreamers Push for In-State Tuition State Rep. Marcus Brandon Requests Written Opinion from Attorney General Cooper Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina “One State, One Rate” Campaign and the NC Dream Team is pleased to announce that State Representative Marcus Brandon has formally requested…

“Shining A Light On ALEC’s Power To Shape Policy”: A Slow-Motion Corporate Takeover Of Our Democracy

Originally posted on
It’s amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America — sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability. It’s also amazing how the U.K.’s The Guardian is covering this changed behavior — and its potential consequences for every American — without…

Separating Blog You from You You: Online Boundaries

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
No matter what kind of blog you publish, you’re sharing some information about yourself. Yet even if you write a purely personal blog or are completely comfortable peppering posts with details about your life, you may want to shield some things from the internet’s prying eyes. We often encourage you…

If you were suddenly independently wealthy, how would you spend your time? What positive change would you bring to the world?