Tech at Night: Google, National Security Agency
Good evening. We’re now off to a good start with this new Monday-Wednesday-Friday column, because this time I’m getting it published before midnight on both coasts. So let’s get right to it. The two big stories I’m seeing are that Google’s Street View spying troubles are coming home to the US, and the NSA is apparently expanding its mission to protect US communications from foreign | Read More »
, Andrew McLaughlin
, Domestic Spying
, National Security Agency
, Net Neutrality
, Perfect Citizen
, Street View
, Triple DES
, vint cerf
Rubio battles back
For a while the polling of the Florida Senate race had many people thinking that Charlie Crist, newly minted Independent, was running away with it. I disagreed and assumed his bump in the polls was driven by heavy coverage of his party switch and of his oil spill inspections. Rasmussen’s latest just might bear that out as Marco Rubio takes a fresh lead.
Fiorina also makes it close in California
Following up on yesterday’s Field release which saw Democrats bleeding the Latino vote in California, this poll of the Senate race brings more personal bad news for Barbara Boxer: her job approval ratings have sunk underwater, joining her personal favorability ratings.
A chart of unemployment since 1995
Source for the unemployment figures: a spreadsheet taken yesterday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. Republican period: January 1995-December 2006. Democrat period: January 2007-June 2010. Click for a PDF:
Tech at Night: Sunlight, Free Press
Welcome to Tech at Night. For a while now my second writing job at RedState* has been covering tech issues at night. Mostly it’s Internet issues these days, because that’s where the grabbing hands of the government have been grabbing all they can lately. But now I’m making it official, with a logo and a schedule. From now on I expect to be posting Mondays, | Read More »
Whitman makes it close in California
Before the primary, for a while when Meg Whitman was campaigning and Jerry Brown did not have to, Whitman took a lead in the race for Governor in California. It didn’t last, but the latest Field Poll is good news for her, and not just because it shows her with only a one point deficit.
, Barbara Boxer
, Carly Fiorina
, Field Poll
, Jerry Brown
, Meg Whitman
, Proposition 8
, San Francisco Chronicle
What is going on in Kentucky?
With the help of the Real Clear Politics, here are the last few polls of the Kentucky Senate race. PPP: Randal Paul +1. RR: Paul +25. SUSA: Paul +6. RR: Paul +8, Paul +7. And now we have PPP: Tie. Why is PPP running so much further toward Jack Conway than the other two pollsters?
Tied in Georgia
John Oxendine has long held the lead on the Republican side of the Georgia primary for Governor, but if InsiderAdvantage’s poll for WSB is accurate, that has changed. It’s tied says this poll, and Karen Handel made it one.
Ehrlich takes a lead in Maryland
In sports there’s an old saying that I like to quote: “It’s not a rivalry until both sides win.” I’m thinking it’d be wise to extend that to political polling, and say that a race isn’t truly close until both sides have led. In that case, the Maryland Governor’s race is truly close now.
I keep harping endlessly on the fact that Free Press wants centralized, nationalized media in America, and one logical consequence of their Internet plans is to have single payer Internet. Well, this isn’t a theoretical problem. Finland just implemented it. Quoth Boy Genius Report: Thanks to a new law that comes into effect today, every single citizen of Finland now has a legal right to | Read More »
, Boy Genius Report
, deem and pass
, Free Press
, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
, Net Neutrality
, single-payer Internet
, Sunshine Foundation
, Title II Reclassification
Swinging Democracy Corps’ Generic Ballot
(H/T to Liberty Central) So Greenberg Quinlan Rosner did another generic ballot for Democracy Corps, as Democrats try to find messages that will stem the Republican tide. But how are things looking now, and what does the Swingometer say about it?
Here a few updates in the intersection of Internet, the law, and politics: Free Press is still being hypocritical: They took out a full page ad denouncing (in true Communist style) FCC Chairman Genachowski for having one closed door meeting with the likes of AT&T and Verizon. Free Press has had over 30. By their own standard, the FCC has sold out to the neo-Marxist | Read More »
Fisher leads Portman despite Ohio rejecting the PPACA
We have two new polls to look at on the Ohio Senate race, one from Quinnipiac University and the other from Public Policy Polling. The results are very similar, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that for the moment, Lee Fisher leads Rob Portman, though by a hair.
California Proposition 19: The next stand for federalism?
California’s going to have a busy ballot in November. In addition to voting for Governor, Senator, and more statewide offices than you can shake a stick at, we’re going to have a long list of initiative statutes and constitutional amendments to deal with. One of the more interesting ones is numbered 19. Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, if passed | Read More »
Kos duped by Research 2000 fraudsters
At the beginning of this month, Markos Moulitsas finally saw that Research 2000′s polls were worthless, something that some of us could see all along. Feeling the sting, he apprently had a report done to check to see if he was being misled. Sure enough: his investigators found obvious, convincing evidence of fraud, fraud that he apparently didn’t notice while making regular posts on these | Read More »