Little Girls Discuss The Badass Things Hillary Clinton Has Done

Did you know Hillary Clinton once won a Grammy? I didnt either, but some adorable little girls just informed me of this fun fact. At the Democratic National Convention in July, on the night Hillarybecame the first womanpresidential nominee for a major political party in Read More …

Banned Super Bowl Ad Crashes Company’s Website After Fox Deems It Too Controversial for TV

84 Lumber’s controversial ad may have been banned, but it’s still got everybody talking. In the wake of the most controversial election in American history, it’s no surprise that organizationsand individuals alike are continuing to make politically-charged statements via any medium that will give them Read More …

Amazon Sales Tax — What it Means for You

Amazon is backing a bill that would allow states to collect or remit sales tax on items purchased from a small number of large, out-of-state online retailers including Amazon and Overstock. You already pay sales tax when you shop in brick-and-mortar stores, and now you Read More …

Consumer Culture at Work

How Code for America Is Reinventing Government

By 2030, it’s estimated that more than 5 billion people will live in urban settings. Therefore, it’s imperative for cities to integrate technology into their infrastructure so that metropolian areas can sustain this rapid growth in population. With hackathons and app challenges, we’ve seen the Read More …

Embattled Todd Akin Asks For Forgiveness in New Ad

Todd Akin, the Republican Congressman from Missouri whose comments about rape over the weekend prompted calls for his resignation, is asking voters for forgiveness in a new ad. In the 30-second spot above, Akin acknowledges that “I used the wrong words in the wrong way Read More …

Washington State Can Register to Vote on Facebook

Washington state, which has allowed online voter registration since 2008, is looking to reach potential voters via their favorite Internet haunt, Facebook. The state is rolling out a Facebook application later this week that will allow eligible state residents to register to vote from their Read More …

1 Terabyte of Data Will Be Sent Daily During Conventions

Thanks to all the e-mails, tweets, streaming video and mobile Internet usage at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, both events are estimated to see an astonishing one terabyte (that’s 1000 gigabytes) of data sent from each event. That number comes straight from Cisco, the Read More …

The Short And Long Reasons Why Millennials Hate Politics

It’s no secret that Millennials appear disinterested in politics today, especially in the United States. In fact, a recent Pew study concluded that Millennials aren’t fans of political parties, with half of Millennials describing themselves as politically independent. Here’s why: Long Version Politics has become an old Read More …

64% of Voters Fact-Check Politicians Online

Have you ever heard a politician make a claim you just couldn’t believe, so you turned to Google or Wikipedia for the truth? You’re far from alone — 64% of “persuadable voters” use the Internet to fact-check political candidates, according to a recent study. The Read More …