Third-party candidates face unequal hurdles for presidential ballot

 

From the headlines on major news outlets, you'd think that Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are the only candidates for president this year. Exactly as planned.

Breaking News!

The front page of Omaha.com, and the breaking news from the Omaha World-Herald Saturday was that Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy made 2,300 phone calls to four women. I read the article, looking for some indication why I should care that he called these women, and after reading the entire article, that question was never answered.
However, I do know exactly how many phone calls he made during what time frames to different women. I now know more about Mr. Sheehy's phone bill than I know about my own.
 


U.S. needs to take stronger action on North Korean humanitarian issues

With recent North Korean nuclear advances, the U.S. has joined the United Nations in enforcing stricter sanctions on the totalitarian state. However, greater economic action must be taken by the U.S. to address the serious humanitarian crises that affect North Korea and the rest of the world.
 


Online activist, Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide, will be an e-martyr

A lot of people have heard about Aaron Swartz in the past week, but his death really wasn't about Reddit.  In fact, his death is far more than the death of a single person, but almost as a martyr for a cause.  This cause is referred to in many ways, but perhaps "open Internet" is the best.