Governance & Politics

Army Vet Fought Off 5 Offenders at New York Subway Without Pulling Sidearm #article - "The NYPD officer caught on viral video fending off a band of subway vagrants without reaching for his gun has handled himself well under pressure before — he’s a U.S. Army veteran who’s served in Iraq and Afghanistan, police said." Press event video
GovTrack - "Tracking the United States Congress . Find your representative and senators and legislation that affects you."
How to research political candidates #article - "A follow-up to the checklist of things to do before election day, this post gives an overview of 4 criteria for evaluating political candidates, seeing through distortion techniques, and 5 places voters might find candidate information."
Political Database of the Americas - "Through its website, the PDBA offers centralized and systematized information about institutions and political processes, national constitutions, branches of government, elections, political constitutional studies and other subjects related to the strengthening of democracy in the region. With more than 1,500 pages of information, the PDBA is one of the most preferred sources of political information on the Internet reaching more than 600,000 users per month."
Vote411 - " Election Information You Need . Brought to you by The League of Women Voters Education Fund"

Candidate Research

OnTheIssues - "Every Political Leader on Every Issue"

Fact Checking - "A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center"
The Washington Post Fact Checker - "The Truth Behind The Rhetoric | By Glenn Kessler"


American Empire #video

Net Neutrality

Privacy & Surveillance

The Great Hack #documentary - "Explore how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election."
N.S.A. Spying: Why Does It Matter? | Op-Docs | The New York Times #video - "A short film explores whether ordinary Americans should be concerned about online surveillance."