The Algorithm of Crowds
By Philippe Gastonne     
Modern technology makes life easier, but it can also change our perception in potentially dangerous ways. For instance, the Internet lets us see news and political commentary from many different perspectives. Intuitively, this might seem positive. We can easily examine various viewpoints and make informed decisions. What really happens, though, is that people read only news sources that tell them what they want to hear. This reinforces the positions they already hold and makes them less likely ...
Alaska: Socialist Worker's Paradise?
By Philippe Gastonne     
In the 2008 election, Tea Party conservatives embraced Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as one of their own. Many still revere her and insist ...
Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State
Editorial by John Whitehead     
Samuel Dubose, also unarmed, was pulled over for a missing front license plate. He was reportedly shot in the head after a brief struggle ...