“Trumping Democracy” — New Documentary Traces Trump’s Election Win

As a candidate, Trump stated he would express the facts “plainly and honestly.” Yet, the nonpartisan fact-checking website Politifact found differently. It showed that Trump’s statements had a 4 percent veracity rate and that 33 percent of his assertions were actually false.

Interview with Jennifer Pozner: Media Critic, Author, Anti-Racist Feminist

“Whoever controls the media controls the culture — and, by proxy, our legislation, our economy, our lives.

Should the Media Deny the Denier?

The report by Media Matters found that the “Media Sowed Doubt In Coverage Of UN Climate Report.”

“ExxonMobil Hates Your Children” and This Ad

There are a plethora of ads put forth by oil companies to promote the “social good” they are doing. As a writer on environmental issues, I happen to be aware of the flip side of the story. So while British Petroleum pushes their “Voices from the Gulf” tourism travelogues about how great it is to […]

“The Koch Brothers Exposed” – A Conversation with Robert Greenwald

In his new film, “The Koch Brothers Exposed,” director Robert Greenwald examines the pervasive influence of David and Charles Koch on the American fabric of life.

Personal Democracy Forum 2011 — Agents of Change

This was the eighth year that the Personal Democracy Forum convened, and my fourth year in attendance.  The stated PdF mission is to examine how technology impacts politics, government, and civil life. The program is always topical; the 2011 agenda was curated to reflect the events in the Middle East and North Africa.  It also […]

Blogworld Expo NYC – 2011

As in any culture, there are buzzwords, and this “space” has plenty.

The BlogHer’10 Conference – Women Power Up

Listening to women from the audience, it was clear that a sense of validation was achieved from their blogging contributions. One woman reveled in the realization that online, she was understood.

The Personal Democracy Forum Is Back in Town

John Perry Barlow: “The Internet is the greatest thing since the advent of fire.”

Families Use Social Media to Respond to Gardasil Side Effects

As parents sought to navigate a situation where their healthy daughters had become sick and, in the worse case scenario – died, they turned to the Internet for answers. Scouring the web for information, checking message boards and chat rooms, they found out that their predicament was not isolated.