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Interviewed by the Weekly Dig about Galvin, third parties and real FOIA reform

I was recently interviewed by the Weekly Dig about Secretary of State Galvin’s statement that a vote for a third party is a waste. Obviously I disagree with him. You should read the whole article, but here is a choice quote:

“Massachusetts needs the breath of fresh air that only third parties can provide … We need a government that automatically puts public records on the web, where the public can easily find and review them. We need a government that carries out the people’s business in sunlight, not behind closed doors.”

Links of Note, 1/7/2011

Quick hit: getting too close to power – Geek Feminism, sexist trolls and worse on the internet

NJ Public Pension Slugfest Reporting Omits 15 Years of Governors Stealing From Workers – Naked Capitalism, as Utah Phillips once said, The long memory is the most radical idea in America.

The Left Has Nowhere To Go – Truth Dig

Good Code– xkcd, a bit o' humor

Another Court Says It's Okay For Police To Search Your Mobile Phone Without A Warrant – Tech Dirt

US Air Force Intelligence Veteran Of Afghan War Explains Why He Supports Wikileaks – Tech Dirt

US Gov't Strategy To Prevent Leaks Is Leaked – Tech Dirt

Wikileaks: Israelis ‘Intend to Keep the Gazan Economy on the Brink of Collapse’ – Juan Cole, via Naked Capitalism

More young scientists: 8-Year-Olds Publish Scientific Bee Study – Geek Feminism

Fed Plans to End Tough Sanction Against Predatory Lending – Naked Capitalism

Standard & Poor’s Triple A Ratings Collapse Again. The Question is Why? – ProPublica

Would You Be Bullish About A Country with Five Years of Negative Real ROE? – Naked Capitalism, not all is rosy in China

Living without Money | a Documentary Film via Mark Boyle

Does America really have the finest military in the world? – Salon

We Really Do Spend More Than $1 Trillion on War – Truth Dig

A War Like No Other

Feynman called a woman “worse than a whore” for not exchanging sex for sandwiches. – Geek Feminism

Has the Green dream wilted?

In the article, Has the Green dream wilted? , the BBC news site has an interesting article on the state of green parties and politics in Europe.  My favorite quote:

For Prof Kleinert, being out of power gives greens a
chance to rethink their allegiances, including the possibility of
entering coalitions with centre-right parties like Germany’s CDU.

It could be a divisive debate, as "the feeling of the
Greens’ leaders is surely more to the middle, but the feeling of the
base is more left-wing".