Eliminate names of politicians and political parties from headlines

American Politics: The political bickering solves nothing and is getting old.Looking at news headlines, it appears that any story the traditional news media runs that talks about legislation must highlight the battle between political parties.

Here are the first four words of a recent news headline, "Senate GOP Blocks Obama..."

... and the story that follows begins with, "Senate Republicans dealt President Obama..."

You could use these examples to illustrate numerous news stories that begin with the names of a political party or politician that is winning or losing over the names of the other political party or politician.

Numerous comments on articles point to "you Republicans" or "all you liberals" as the cause of all the problems in society.

The political parties and politicians aren't the winners and losers, the citizens of the United States of American are the winners and losers.

The political bickering solves nothing and is getting old.

Protecting your assets balancing better security versus big brother

The eyes of the hackerWe read reports of hackers gaining access to our personal data, and we demand better security. We want to be saved from the evils of the Internet.

We read about internet whistle blower Edward Snowden and the story of the NSA PRISM program collecting our personal data.

The organizations trying to keep us free make comparisons of our current world to George Orwell's dystopian society where citizens are constantly reminded that "Big Brother is watching you."

The freedom fighters who just want to be left alone don't want the government controlling the internet, and giving big brother the right to watch us.

Two bits of news this week has me thinking about internet security.

This week Defense Secretary Ashton Carter disclosed that Russian hackers breached one of the Defense Department’s unclassified computer networks earlier this year. Perhaps a flair for the dramatic using the Russia hacking the Pentagon disclosure during a meeting to unveil a new DOD security policy.  And was it a coincidence for that DOD policy meeting to be at the same time a new Cybersecurity bill was being voted on?

Interestingly, many technology websites are referring to the "controversial cybersecurity bill" this week in the US House. Usually the term controversial would also indicate a political battle along party lines. But the Protecting Cyber Networks Act was passed in the US House with support from both political parties as a majority of Democrats as well as Republicans voted in favor of the bill.

I see battle-lines being drawn, and I am trying to determine, who is doing the fighting.


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