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Is the Axis of Evil a thing of the past? In his latest post, Dominic Basulto outlines how the axis of evil appears to have been replaced by Networks of Evil: the technology regimes such as those in Syria and Iran use to oppress, intimidate and surveil their people.
In America, writes Wadhwa, the ability to disagree with one’s government is not only the cornerstone of the nation’s political landscape, it is also one of the leading reasons America has acquired and maintained an edge in innovation.
There’s a great deal of talk of education, when it comes to innovation, especially with the Republican presidential primary well underway. As policymakers and experts debate about how best to increase U.S. competitiveness by way of visa expansion, classroom improvements and infrastructure development, what of the arts?
Parents in Boston complained bitterly about the needlessly complex enrollment process for public schools. To sign up their children for school, parents were forced to navigate a Byzantine 28-page pamphlet seemingly designed to confuse. What’s more, the process made it difficult for parents to make smart choices about schools based on criteria they considered important, such as proximity and user ratings.
This is not a question of left vs. right, liberal vs. conservative. It’s a question of analog vs. digital. And when it comes to the Web, Newt Gingrich has already been caught not playing fair. So, can the Internet trust him?
The clock is ticking on the congressional “supercommittee” – a panel comprised of 6 Republicans and 6 Democrats charged with issuing a plan to balance the nation’s budget. The bipartisan gathering has, as of the writing of this piece, only six days until their deadline to submit such a plan. But how well can they, or anyone, innovate while the clock is ticking?