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Over the last several weeks, European newspapers have been consumed with a debate over Greece’s role in Europe’s common currency, the euro.
Greece has suffered very badly in the financial crisis. In order to receive loans and a limited amount of debt relief, Greece has been forced to implement harsh austerity measures by other European states (especially Germany), European Union institutions and the International Monetary Fund. Read more » about Who’s lying in the negotiations over Greece and the euro?
The nation's network neutrality drama isn’t over: the FCC’s landmark rules are in court again—after courts threw out two previous FCC net neutrality orders. Read more » about Here’s How Charter Will Commit to an Open Internet
The news that eBay and Amazon are moving to block sales of Confederate-related merchandise is causing concern among commentators like the New York Times’ Josh Barro. Barro and others have no time for Confederacy nostalgia, but worry that having “Amazon and eBay exercising a lot of discretion over third-party postings may not be a great road to go down Read more » about Yes, Amazon and eBay can ban sales of Confederate merchandise. Is that good or bad?
David Fidler has a new brief for the Council on Foreign Relations examining U.S. public and private sector efforts to counter the online propaganda of the Islamic State, a militant group also known as ISIS and ISIL. Read more » about Censoring ISIS’s online propaganda isn’t working out very well
Fathers around the country report that they would like to spend more time with their children; it is important to remember that paid family and medical leave could have a real impact on new dads who are striving to balance work and family. Ensuring that everyone has access to paid family and medical leave—and encouraging both men and women to use it—also is an important tool for achieving equality. Read more » about Infographic: How Access to Paid Leave Helps Fathers
Six young Irish people died on Tuesday in San Francisco, when the fourth floor balcony that they were on collapsed into the street. Several others were seriously injured. Today, many Irish people are expressing their outrage atthis New York Times story by Adam Nagourney, Mitch Smith and Quentin Hardy about the tragedy. Why are they so angry and upset? Read more » about Irish people are really, really angry with the New York Times today. This is why.
The U.S. government has suffered a hacking attack that has potentially revealed highly sensitive information about millions of government employees. Some commentators are claiming that this is the “cyber Pearl Harbor” that they have been warning of for years. Read more » about The hack on the U.S. government was not a ‘cyber Pearl Harbor’ (but it was a very big deal)