Michael Ostrolenk: Teenager Builds Browser Plug In to Show Where Individual Politicians Get Their Funding

I just downloaded the GREENHOUSE app for Chrome and it is great. Talk about easy access to highly illuminating data. Well done! I’d encourage everyone to take a look at the app. It is very light and couldn’t be easier to use. As the creator Nick Rubin says, – Some are Red. Some are Blue. …

Michael Ostrolenk: Cyberlibertarians’ Digital Deletion of the Left

Cyberlibertarians’ Digital Deletion of the Left David Golumbia David Golumbia is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of The Cultural Logic of Computation. Jacobin, 4 December 2013 Technological innovation does not inherently promote the Left’s goals. The digital revolution, we are told everywhere today, produces democracy. It gives “power to the …

Michael Ostrolenk: INTERVIEW – Robert David Steele on Open Source Intelligence

The Michael Ostrolenk Show – The Future Is Now Audio (23:05) Robert David Steele, curator of Phi Beta Iota, former CIA clandestine services cases officer and creator of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, talks about Open Source Intelligence, a movement that he started in 1988, and his recent book, the Open Source Everything Manifesto. Steele found that close …

Michael Ostrolenk: OpenGov.com Putting City Finances Online — Empowering Citizens to Hold Politicians Accountable for Every Penny…

Imagine every citizen being able to hold politicians accountable down to the penny By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism, March 15, 2014 There is great hope that tech will bring local bureaucrats and crony capitalists if not to heal, at least more into the light in a big way, soon. We are at the beginning …

Michael Ostrolenk: Joe Trippi on How Technology is Killing Crony Capitalism and How a Libertarian President Looms Large

Joe Trippi: Technology is killing cronies, and there will be a libertarian president. And sooner than you think. (Video) By Nick Sorrentino on February 21, 2014 Trippi is an old time Democratic consultant who is very smart and his analysis here is interesting. This is a video well worth watching for those who care about …

Michael Ostrolenk: Impeachable Offenses by Veteran’s Administration and Secretary of Defense — VA Whistleblower Ignites Firestorm on Hill Over Stonewalling of Gulf War Illnesses

Meanwhile, 22 veterans a day (up from 18) commit suicide and this is beneath notice by the President of the United States of America. Phi Beta Iota:  Complete story below the line. VA Whistleblower Ignites Firestorm Over Vets’ Illnesses  It’s not every day that a scientist creates such intense drama on Capitol Hill. Kelly Vlahos …

Michael Ostrolenk: Letter to President Obama on Guantanamo Prisoners

As sent.  Actual document:  2013-05-03 Letter to Obama on Releasing Guantanamo Prisoners National Commission on Intelligence Misuse to Justify War 722 12th Street, N.W., 4th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 bruce@intelcommission.org Phone: 703-963-4968 May 3, 2013 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: Releasing the Innocent Prisoners at Guantanamo …

Michael Ostrolenk: Grover Norquist vs. the Pentagon

Grover Norquist vs. the Pentagon By Michael D. Ostrolenk The American Conservative • October 24, 2012 Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, famously quipped that he didn’t want to do away with government, merely “shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” He is best known …

Michael Ostrolenk: Should Corporations Have People Rights?

Corporations are artificial creations of the state and receive special protections from the state. Thus, claims attorney and author Jeff Clements, corporations should not have the same Constitutional rights as individuals even though some argue that they are simply organized associations of individuals. In this interview with Michael Ostrolenk, Mr. Clements outlines his belief that …