Obama defends heckler’s right to free speech — “You kinda screwed up my ending…but that’s OK”

May 9, 2014 By Abraham 0

At a fundraising dinner for tech leaders last night, President Obama made a speech about the importance of keeping the Democrats in control of the House and Senate. As he was making his closing remarks, a heckler piped up…

Obama’s response was, of course, lighthearted, even congenial. It remains uncertain, however, whether his security’s response to the interruption was quite so measured.

You should know what “net neutrality” is. If you don’t, here’s a quick, fun way to catch up…

May 5, 2014 By Joey White 2

We’ve all heard the term “net neutrality,” with most of the internet telling us to oppose it. But a lot of us are still confused about what the term even means.

CGP Grey’s quick video is all you need to feel like a know-it-all about this hot-button issue…

Now that you know what net neutrality is, you can let the FCC know what you think or petition the White House to provide an official response on the issue.

Little girls dress up as some of the greatest women of the last century [10 pictures]

Apr 10, 2014 By Joey White 4

Initially a celebration of African American women for Black History Month, Eunique Jones Gibson’s project “Because of Them, We Can” grew to include a diverse array of women who have made a significant mark on history.

For this series, Gibson has little girls dress like their role models to create cute, inspiring images that put young faces on the older, wiser trailblazers who have gone before them…

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“When I urinate in public, I never get caught on camera,” and other anti-Rob Ford lawn signs [3 pictures]

Apr 1, 2014 By Joey White 0

A series of three ads appeared in Toronto this week to communicate that “Anyone’s better than Rob Ford.” People following the bizarre behavior of Toronto’s beleaguered mayor will have a difficult time arguing with the ads from No Ford Nation, whose lawn signs promote completely fabricated candidates who aren’t actually running for office. Their credentials are very convincing though…

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Everything you need to know to get up-to-date on why Ukraine is a mess right now

Mar 7, 2014 By Joey White 1

John Green is known for breaking down complex issues and making them easily understandable, and he knocks it out of the park with this summary of why the Crimean Peninsula is in such a state of disarray.

Starting with the history of the peninsula and relations between Ukraine and Russia, Green moves from the past to the present to give you everything you need to know to participate in the Ukrainian portion of your next conversation about world events…

(via The Best of YouTube)