Notes from Transparency Camp

Notes from Transparency Camp

Photo of Transparency Camp opening session by Avelino Maestas. I’m at Transparency Camp in Washington DC this weekend, an unconference organized by the Sunlight Foundation. It is difficult for me to believe that Sunlight Foundation has only been around for four...

Africa's Only McCain Supporter

In the spirit of post-partisanship, here is a video of what very well might be Africa’s only McCain supporter. If I remember correctly, I think his name is “George Kennedy”. How amazing is that? He is a business reporter at the Daily...
[Culture] Whatever Floats Your Boat

[Culture] Whatever Floats Your Boat

In the Czech Republic and Slovakia you spank and whip girls the monday after Easter: In Taiwan, you post pictures of yourself naked when your party wins: In Argentina you stab people when your soccer team loses. Am I in the wrong...

[Progress] Getting Into Video

I’ve never been one for online video for the same reason I’ve never really been one for traditional TV: no matter how many times I click the mouse or click the remote control, nothing of interest is ever on. Sure, there were/are some exceptions. I try to...
Latin American Elections Calendar

Latin American Elections Calendar

En español más abajo. Those of you who keep up with Global Voices Online know that it’s been a year of elections in Latin America. And they’re far from over. Nicaragua, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela all have major elections in the next couple months (not...
Dego

Dego

Update: Well, I obviously put this one up in a hurry this afternoon. Now the Breen comic is below, I linked to HP’s post on Racial Tensions in LA, and I just copied and pasted the election results below. Looks like it’s gonna be a runoff election between...