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Today, let us remember the key assertion from Citizens United: "independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption." Clearly.
The decision let stand familiar base limits on contributions from individuals to candidates, but it said that overall limits for contributions to all federal candidates violated the First Amendment.
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Hilarious. Everyone is compromised! Here's the best part of the exchange: 

Bob Garfield: You work for a Kremlin-funded channel that puts a Putin-friendly gloss on almost anything it reports. 

Abby Martin: You work on a network that accepts money from oil companies and you omit information about different things happening with the Gulf of Mexico oil spills.

Garfield: There's no self censorship going on on this end of the microphone.

Martin: [laughs]
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Most of the coverage is based on the premise that 2013 saw a sudden, alarming and perhaps unprecedented decline in media press freedom because the ranking dropped from the previous year. This is just bad data journalism for big two reasons. First, it confuses relative rankings with absolute scores ... Second, it ignores the fact that Reporters Without Borders has been raising and dropping the U.S. ranking for years.
Looking into the data behind the alarming Reporters Without Borders report gives strong reason to doubt this conclusion.
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President Obama signs authorizations for “hits” that remain valid for 60 days. If a target cannot be located within that period, it must be reviewed and renewed. According to the former drone operator, it can take 18 months or longer to move from intelligence gathering to getting approval to actually carrying out a strike in Yemen. “What that tells me,” he says, “is that commanders, once given the authorization needed to strike, are more likely to strike when they see an opportunity – even if there’s a high chance of civilians being killed, too – because in their mind they might never get the chance to strike that target again.”
The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.
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But I wonder why there was ever any expectation that these new platforms would be more diverse than the stodgy magazines and newspapers they’re positioning themselves against. These online platforms represent the merging of journalism (which is a traditionally white and male-dominated field) with technology (which is even more so!). If anything, their marriage should only produce more powerful white men.
At the Guardian yesterday, Emily Bell asked why a new fleet of marquee online journalism start-ups—including Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, Ezra Klein’s Vox, and First Look Media, which recruited Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, and John Cook (husband of DoubleX editor, Allison Benedikt) to lead their own digital magazines—“have been spattered with words...
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2 year embargoes, publisher-controlled access, redundant policy planning: Not ‪#‎openaccess‬. Just say no: http://sparc.arl.org/advocacy/national/first
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Everyone is compromised. 

Garfield: You work for a Kremlin-funded channel that puts a Putin-friendly gloss on almost anything it reports. 

Martin: You work on a network that accepts money from oil companies and you omit information about different things happening with the Gulf of Mexico oil spills.

Garfield: There's no self censorship going on on this end of the microphone.

Martin: [laughs]
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Feminist media maker Flavia Dzodan sees efforts to “rebrand” the [feminist] movement as “an ongoing commodification of politics.” “Feminism as a brand then becomes another product we consume rather than a movement we build and a framework of political analysis,” she says. These efforts to repackage or make the movement more palatable, she notes, also ignore the fact that there is not one “feminism.”
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  • university of wisconsin
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    policy manager, present
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  • underground food collective
  • university of michigan
  • city of madison
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