Six young men were reportedly killed yesterday by guns in the United States, the same day that county’s government attempted to pass gun control legislation.
Using the same sources, exactly 2,900 Americans had gun-related deaths in the prior 15-and-a-half weeks of 2013
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the Conservative government wants to give Ottawa the power to revoke citizenship from Canadians who go abroad to commit terrorism or acts of war against this country.
(Meanwhile, the U.S. wants to kill them)
While researching the spread of Chinatowns in New York City, [Jonathan Soma] discovered a trove of maps and charts in a musty backroom of the Library of Congress web site.
—Jeffery Rotter, “The Motley Roots of Data Visualization in 19th Century Census Charts” (ht @PCainToronto)
Quartz says “You can see the American economy changing from space”
Politics in the United States is, for a lot of Canadians, a kind of spectator sport. Our border is so porous that most Canadians have some kind of link to the United States, whether we go there for work, school, or love, or just have a family member that has.
It’s that personal connection Canadians have to U.S. issues that spurred us at The Globe and Mail to create a community project based around the U.S. election.
If you were a combat soldier or Marine or a CIA operative on the ground in Afghanistan, right now or the family of a combat soldier or Marine or a CIA operative on the ground in Afghanistan right now, who do you want in command of the American intelligence agency? The man who is regarded as the better counterinsurgency expert who can’t keep it in his pants? Or the moral paragon of marital fidelity who is in any way less effective at counterinsurgency. That’s a real-world choice. Just as forcing John O’Neill out of the FBI in the run-up to 911 was a real-world choice.David Simon, “Petraeus, On Further Reflection (R.I.P. John O’Neill)”
ProPublica shares Everything We Know (So Far) About Obama’s Big Data Tactics
What data did they use—and were they tracking you across the web?
It’s still not clear.
David Carr, “Fox News’s Election Coverage Followed Journalistic Instincts”
The best journalistic instincts of Fox’s news people kicked in and the hard reality of Mr. Obama’s triumph was allowed to land as it occurred. In doing so, the network avoided marginalizing itself and ended, at least for a night, its war on the president.
Watching a news show transparently at war with itself made for extraordinary live television.
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