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Different Day, Same Old Democratic Crisis

By Hana Passen

March 23, 2017

While some argue that American democracy as we know it is ending, this debate is thousands of years old—literally.

Different Day, Same Old Democratic Crisis

While some argue that American democracy as we know it is ending, this debate is thousands of years old—literally.


The Rise of the Hacker Industrial Complex

The widespread use of the internet, and the proliferation and democratization of data, has let cybercrime become accessible to all.


Fake News, Media Literacy, and the Role of Our Nation’s Schools

Are our public schools up to the task of inculcating in the next generation of leaders a critical sensibility as part of basic civics?


The Future of War Is Already at Our Fingertips

It’d be imprudent to focus on innovation at the expense of implementing and imagining uses for old technologies.


Telling the Whole Story of South Sudan’s Civil War

We commit a significant injustice to South Sudanese women if we perpetuate a one-dimensional portrayal of them as victims of violence.


Companies Aren’t off the Hook When It Comes to User Privacy

The FCC’s rollback of privacy guidelines is a blow to efforts aimed at increasing corporate transparency.


What Biosecurity and Cybersecurity Research Have in Common

They have similar dangers—and similar potential benefits.


Texas' Next Religious Liberty Fight Could Be Over Foster Care

Texas legislators are considering sharpening religious protections critics say could give religious groups license to discriminate.