Tomorrow's Cosmos Debut Kicks Off With President Obama

The first thing you'll see tomorrow night when you tune in to Cosmos won't be Carl Sagan, or even Neil deGrasse Tyson. It'll be President Obama, kicking off the series premiere with a statement that "invites a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine… » 3/08/14 3:34pm 3/08/14 3:34pm

Spot-on Muppets ad replaces everyone in New York with Animal

If you leave aside the fact that The Muppets are shilling for the world's crappiest brand of tea, this TV commercial in which everyone in New York gets replaced by Animal from the Muppets is absolutely brilliant. Because the truth is, my friends, that everyone eventually turns into Animal in this city. » 2/27/14 9:44pm 2/27/14 9:44pm

Obama says US Army is building a real Iron Man and no, he is not joking

Last Tuesday President Obama met with top engineers and Pentagon people. He publicly said: "Basically, I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man [...] Not really. Maybe. It's classified." People laughed, but the truth is that yes, the US military is building Iron Man, and the first prototypes are coming in… » 2/27/14 12:53pm 2/27/14 12:53pm

Rating Obama’s NSA Reform Plan: EFF Scorecard Explained

Yesterday, President Obama announced a series of reforms to address abuses by the National Security Agency. We were heartened to see Obama recognized that the NSA has gone too far in trampling the privacy rights of people worldwide. In his speech, the President ensured that National Security Letters would not come… » 1/18/14 10:00am 1/18/14 10:00am

Where Should Obama's Presidential Library Be Built--And By Whom?

Barack Obama may still have three years left in his presidency, but the debate over his presidential library is already reaching fever pitch. Planning the outgoing POTUS' library is an extremely sweet gig, and it's already been assigned to one of Obama's advisors. Still up in the air, though, is where it will be… » 1/12/14 5:38pm 1/12/14 5:38pm