About The Real Origin of Those Tea Parties?

One of the things I've been meaning to write about ever since the explosion onto the national political scene of the "tea parties" (Dawn of the Teabaggers, I sometimes refer to it) is the nature of the actual, original Boston Tea Party. As you might expect, the teabaggers of today have the spirit of the the original nearly completely wrong, just like they've mistaken the spirit or intent of just...

New International Copyright Treaty Being Developed In Secret

BoingBoing catches this appalling news of a new copyright deal being drawn up in secret, away from any governmental oversight. In fact, the Obama administration recently denied a FOIA request to see the documents, citing "national security." I don't know whether that's a legitimate claim, but it sure sounds suspect on its face: we're talking about corporations' right(s) to make money of virtually...