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Galen Panger
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Facebook is grappling with its impact on our social and emotional lives — and that’s a good thing. But it has to get the…
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Definitely my favorite part of this was learning about "duper's delight." 
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Pithy.

“Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet,” Ginsburg wrote.
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Spicy (and informative) Q&A with Edward Snowden: It's important to bear in mind I'm being called a traitor by men like former Vice President Dick Cheney. This is a man who gave us the warrantless wiretapping scheme as a kind of atrocity warm-up on the way to deceitfully engineering a conflict that has killed over 4,400 and maimed nearly 32,000 Americans, as well as leaving over 100,000 Iraqis dead. Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.
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I love this.

Cook managed to find the single theme to unify all of Apple's announcements: home. OS X will now be named after California landmarks. The Mac Pro will now be assembled in the USA. “Designed in California” is the heir apparent to “Think Different."
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Great interview with Cleve Jones, one of the heroes of the gay movement.

I think the recent push for gay marriage equality has its roots in what this neighborhood went through during the AIDS pandemic. I never in my life thought I wanted to get married, but I saw the devotion of all the couples, month after month caring for each other, changing bed pans, and taking trips to the emergency room.

We came to this new understanding of community and said, how dare you say this isn't a family? This is what a marriage looks like.
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Not loving the three-column layout yet.
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Hi Galen so you made this video? It's Great :)
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Clearly, Elizabeth Warren is the best Senator, ever.
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From the Economist:

Trawls through big databases may produce interesting clues—but also life-ruining false alarms, especially when the resulting decisions are cloaked in secrecy. Those on “no-fly lists”, which ban an unknown number of people from most air travel, are not told what they have done wrong and cannot clear their names. ... Perhaps the ends justify the means—we do not know—but that was not the case with extraordinary rendition, “black jails”, waterboarding and the other ventures Mr Cheney’s mob led America into.
CONSTANT vigilance: that is the task of the people who protect society from enemies intent on using subterfuge and violence to get their way. It is also the...
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Alter's new book "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies" looks like a good read. Interview with him on MTP. Can't underplay the significance of keeping the White House in Obama's hands.
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Uplifting message to this year's college graduates. I mean, after the whole "you're fucked" part.

The reality is that you are fucked. ... If you took out a student loan, your life will now consist of trying frantically to pay that money back, and then dying. That's pretty much all there's time for.
It's May, which means it's time once again for actors and writers and politicians and whatever Thomas Friedman is to hit the graduation circuit and hold senior classes hostage for hours and hours in 85-degree heat. These grad speeches are little more than TED talks in funny hats. Trust me: One day, you will see speakers ditch the podium and go straight for the telemarketer ear piece and microphone, the way TED speakers do it. Here's the format...
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Ph.D. Student
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  • Google
    Senior Associate, Policy PR and Public Affairs, 2007 - 2010
  • Facebook
    Intern, User Experience Research, 2012 - 2012
  • World Bank
    Sustainable Development Intern, 2005 - 2006
  • Hoover Institution
    Research Assistant, 2007 - 2007
  • Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces
    Webmaster, 2002 - 2005
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Berkeley, CA
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Washington, DC - Santiago, Chile - Stanford, CA - Chicago, IL
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Ph.D. Candidate at Berkeley I School
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Some things I care about are politics and policy-making, democracy and citizen participation, emotion and well-being, and technology and design. My research covers a subset of those overlapping circles. I also love coffee, swimming, singing, Goldfrapp, Meryl Streep movies, and all things Apple.
Education
  • University of California-Berkeley
    Ph.D. Candidate, School of Information, 2010 - present
  • Stanford University
    B.A., Public Policy, 2003 - 2007
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