I’ve known about TheyWorkForYou.com for some time, but had not really explored it properly until this weekend. I also unearthed two underlying services: the Parliament Parser, which hosts structured data on MPs and their debates, and The Public Whip, which uses that same data and tracks voting patterns. I happened to be listening to Prime […]
I don’t talk much about politics, but Kyb recently took the political compass test and I was interested enough to see what my own result would be. Apparently, I’m Economic Left / Right: -1.75, Social Libertarian / Authoritarian: -5.85 I was expecting to be slightly more left, economically, but the quadrant is exactly what I […]
BoingBoing, Waxy, even Slashdot carried the story; Jon Stewart (my favourite commentator/comedian/journalist) appearing on CNN’s Crossfire [transcript] ostensibly to promote his new book, managed not to mention the book and opted to berate his interviewers instead. [More mirrors] “Stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America.”“You are partisan, what do you call it, hacks.” Although this is […]
Noam Chomsky has a blog and it’s 4 days old today. It’s called Turning the Tide. If you’ve never read Chomsky, his recent post on The Invasion of Iraq might serve as a good starting point. Incidently, the official Noam Chomsky website is worth a browse too.