Politics Archive


Practicing Advanced Citizenship

I spent last night watching one of my favourite movies: The American President – and about half through I realized that President Shepard’s words are more important now than ever. President Shepard, A.J., and  Sydney Ellen Wade taught me a lot of good lessons in my youth: men should always bring flowers


The Politics of the Internet

Pure Geekery is usually a pretty light hearted place. But I’m about to get serious. “I might actually proof read this post” serious. At game night this past weekend I was ranting about how when I post on Facebook about various internet legislation, it gets almost no attention. Even from my “political”


This is Important: CISPA is Back

In general, I try to avoid politics on this site. But when one of the worst bits of internet legislation makes a return to the house floor, I need to do whatever I can to spread the word. CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is a bill that will allow companies to


Am I Seriously Still Writing About Violence in Games?

Since the horrible shootings in Newtown, CT everyone seems to be looking for something to blame. It’s the lack of mental health care and the stigma around seeking help in this country. It’s the easy access to guns. And of course, it’s the fault of the violent media. The NRA jumped on


Keep the Internet Free and Open

A free and open world depends on a free and open web. Take a few minutes today and sign the petition against the closed door meetings that the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is holding to regulate the internet. The internet does not belong to the government, it belongs to us.


PIPA and SOPA Supporters

PIPA and SOPA Supporters It’s close to election time, and while I’m not usually political, I make an exception for bills like SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA(Protect IP Act). These were hot button political issues at the start of the year, and for good reason. These acts will allow entire domains to