Sunday, April 16, 2006

A report released last month from the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, and the Campaign Finance Institute indicates that the Internet is playing an important part in facilitating small donations to political campaigns.

Small donors seem to be using the Internet to make contributions where they wouldn't have in the past. More than 80% of young donors used the Internet to make their contribution. And nearly one third of the over $500 online donors said they did so without being asked, compared to about one quarter of offline donors.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Our guest last Saturday was Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak. He was in town to talk about the Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge, which was making its stop at the California Sciencenter in downtown Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Michigan judge George Caram Steeh has ruled the state's anti-video game law is unconstitutional. This is consistent with previous rulings that video games are indeed a protected form of expression under the First Amendment.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Our guests this last Saturday were Ethan Gutmann and Ann Lau. Ethan is author of Losing the New China, and Ann is Chair of the Visual Artists Guild.

We talked about how an increasing number of U.S. businesses working in China are actively supporting the government's attempts at limiting free expression. Whether it's Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, or Cisco, it seems each week gives us another story about a banned website or imprisoned blogger. Is it still okay for these companies to facilitate repression? Our guests think not.

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