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Christopher EutawChristopher Eutaw

, Staff Writer, Politics


Make Your Voice Heard With Countable

Over the past decade, the internet has become an extremely valuable tool on the campaign trail, as epitomized by Barack Obama’s 2008 election. The New York Times even said that Obama’s internet campaign “changed politics.” Today, candidates must use the internet to their advantage or else suffer certain defeat. The web has become a critical...

OSCE Plan Unlikely to Work in Ukraine

I’ve got bad news: Peace is not on the horizon in Ukraine. Most sources seem to believe that an unheralded group called the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has devised a diplomatic solution that’ll appease both sides in the conflict. But in reality, the crisis is quickly escalating, and neither Ukraine’s interim...

Revised Net Neutrality Plan Falls Short

Last week, I told you about FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s disastrous proposal, which would’ve effectively put an end to net neutrality – and the internet – as we know it. The FCC took a ton of well-deserved heat for its plan, as nearly everyone who wasn’t an internet service provider realized what a terrible deal...

GOP Leads in Early Polls, Primaries

Democratic candidates and upstart Republicans are officially on notice: The GOP establishment wants control of Congress, and it’s ready for a mid-term election fight. Two recent primary elections – in North Carolina and Ohio – saw establishment Republicans win the right to represent the GOP in the general election, despite a strong push by other...

FCC Sounds Net Neutrality Death Knell

On May 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will meet to determine the fate of net neutrality. And based on everything that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said, we’re about to witness the death of the internet as we know it. You see, until January of this year, net neutrality laws made sure the internet...

Can the Police Seize Your Cellphone?

Think about your smartphone for a minute. Imagine all of the information about your life that’s available on that one small device. Now imagine the police having access to all of that information – without a warrant. It’s a scary thought, considering how intertwined our private lives and our phones have become. And on Tuesday,...

Do New Sanctions Really Matter?

On Monday, the White House announced yet another round of economic sanctions against Russia. But the question is, “Does it really matter?” President Obama imposed the latest sanctions after Russia failed to defuse the situation in Ukraine, which was part of a recent diplomatic agreement. Indeed, rather than mollifying the situation, Putin has allowed pro-Russian...

IRS Workers Owe Taxes, Get Bonus

As The Beatles once famously sang, “I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman… and you’re working for no one but me.” That is, of course, unless you literally work for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In that case, it appears that you don’t have to pay your taxes – and on top of that, you’ll...

Aereo Takes on the Cable Networks

If you’re one of the many people who’ve grown tired of the current state of cable television, with its expensive channel bundles and oligarchical service offerings, then you may just be in luck. That’s because the Supreme Court began hearing arguments today in a case that has the potential to alter the cable TV landscape...

Anti-Rand Paul Sentiment Grows

The anti-Rand Paul campaign is heating up among major GOP donors. You see, Rand Paul’s intention to run for president in 2016 has become abundantly clear. Meanwhile, he’s established a growing following, especially among young, libertarian voters… and that doesn’t sit well with many of the party’s wealthiest supporters. As Floyd Brown put it earlier...