shortformblog
shortformblog:

thedailyfeed:

A record-low 26% of Americans now favor a legal ban on the possession of handguns. In 1959, 60% of Americans supported banning guns, but by the mid-’70s, a majority of Americans opposed such a measure.

The trend extends beyond handguns. For the first time in 15 years, Gallup finds greater opposition to than support for a ban on semiautomatic guns or assault rifles, 53 percent to 43 percent.


Interesting.

Second Amendment, baby.

shortformblog:

thedailyfeed:

A record-low 26% of Americans now favor a legal ban on the possession of handguns. In 1959, 60% of Americans supported banning guns, but by the mid-’70s, a majority of Americans opposed such a measure.

The trend extends beyond handguns. For the first time in 15 years, Gallup finds greater opposition to than support for a ban on semiautomatic guns or assault rifles, 53 percent to 43 percent.

Interesting.

Second Amendment, baby.

mediaengage
After analyzing over 3 million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study finds that social media played a central role in shaping political debates in the Arab Spring. Conversations about revolution often preceded major events on the ground, and social media carried inspiring stories of protest across international borders.
fastcompany
fastcompany:

New Gmail Plug-In Tracks Cash, Political Leanings Of Your Friends And Spammers

At the Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation,  a D.C. nonprofit fighting for government transparency, unveiled a new  Gmail plugin they call Inbox Influence. The nifty little program scans public records to show you the political contributions made or  received by the people and organizations who send you emails every day.  Is your new boss a Paul Ryan-ite? Is that little “neighborhood” group  funded by the Koch brothers? Did your Match.com date write a bunch of checks to Anthony Weiner? Now you can find out!

Read more.

Installed.

fastcompany:

New Gmail Plug-In Tracks Cash, Political Leanings Of Your Friends And Spammers

At the Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation, a D.C. nonprofit fighting for government transparency, unveiled a new Gmail plugin they call Inbox Influence. The nifty little program scans public records to show you the political contributions made or received by the people and organizations who send you emails every day. Is your new boss a Paul Ryan-ite? Is that little “neighborhood” group funded by the Koch brothers? Did your Match.com date write a bunch of checks to Anthony Weiner? Now you can find out!

Read more.

Installed.

matthewkeys

producermatthew:

The Department of Defense will release one photo of Osama bin Laden from Sunday evening’s raid that resulted in the death of the terrorist leader, a source with knowledge of the matter told ProducerMatthew.com Wednesday.

The photo was expected to be released within the next week. Earlier…

Finally going to fulfill my morbid curiosity.