Michael Ostrolenk: Teenager Builds Browser Plug In to Show Where Individual Politicians Get Their Funding

I just downloaded the GREENHOUSE app for Chrome and it is great. Talk about easy access to highly illuminating data. Well done! I’d encourage everyone to take a look at the app. It is very light and couldn’t be easier to use. As the creator Nick Rubin says, – Some are Red. Some are Blue. …

Michael Ostrolenk: Cyberlibertarians’ Digital Deletion of the Left

Cyberlibertarians’ Digital Deletion of the Left David Golumbia David Golumbia is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of The Cultural Logic of Computation. Jacobin, 4 December 2013 Technological innovation does not inherently promote the Left’s goals. The digital revolution, we are told everywhere today, produces democracy. It gives “power to the …

Michael Ostrolenk: INTERVIEW – Robert David Steele on Open Source Intelligence

The Michael Ostrolenk Show – The Future Is Now Audio (23:05) Robert David Steele, curator of Phi Beta Iota, former CIA clandestine services cases officer and creator of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, talks about Open Source Intelligence, a movement that he started in 1988, and his recent book, the Open Source Everything Manifesto. Steele found that close …

Michael Ostrolenk: OpenGov.com Putting City Finances Online — Empowering Citizens to Hold Politicians Accountable for Every Penny…

Imagine every citizen being able to hold politicians accountable down to the penny By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism, March 15, 2014 There is great hope that tech will bring local bureaucrats and crony capitalists if not to heal, at least more into the light in a big way, soon. We are at the beginning …