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What’s really happening at the US-Mexico border — and how we can do better | Erika Pinheiro

What’s really happening at the US-Mexico border — and how we can do better | Erika Pinheiro

Twice a week, I drive from my home near Tijuana, Mexico, over the US border, to my office in San Diego. The stark contrast between the poverty and desperation on one side of the border and the conspicuous wealth on… Continue Reading

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Senator Wants To Protect Consumer Data | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Senator Wants To Protect Consumer Data | Morning Joe | MSNBC
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Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

I’d like to start with a simple question: Why do the poor make so many poor decisions? I know it’s a harsh question, but take a look at the data. The poor borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less,… Continue Reading

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Why Canadians in Silicon Valley miss home more than ever

Why Canadians in Silicon Valley miss home more than ever

Hey, I’m Phil for Communitech News and I am here in beautiful California celebrating, ironically, Canada Day! There’s a huge event that happens each year called the Digital Moose Lounge. It brings a ton of Canadian expatriates together to celebrate… Continue Reading

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What a digital government looks like | Anna Piperal

What a digital government looks like | Anna Piperal

Almost 30 years ago, my country was facing the need to rebuild everything from scratch. After years of Soviet occupation, Estonia regained its independence, but we were left with nothing. No infrastructure, no administration, no legal code. Organizational chaos. Out… Continue Reading

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How the US government spies on people who protest — including you | Jennifer Granick

How the US government spies on people who protest — including you | Jennifer Granick

We are all activists now. (Applause) Thank you. I’ll just stop here. (Laughter) From the families who are fighting to maintain funding for public schools, the tens of thousands of people who joined Occupy Wall Street or marched with Black… Continue Reading

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A few ways to fix a government | Charity Wayua

A few ways to fix a government | Charity Wayua

Growing up in Kenya, I knew I always wanted to study biochemistry. See, I had seen the impact of the high prevalence of diseases like malaria, and I wanted to make medicines that would cure the sick. So I worked… Continue Reading