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I'm losing subscribers. I wonder if that's because there's too little controversy here, or too much.
E-commerce is now 15 percent of retail sales. Its growth has slowed — up 12.4 percent in Q1 compared with a year earlier — but still towers over growth in regular retail, which was just 2 percent in Q1. Internet ad spending…
francine hardawayThis has been a must read almost since the beginning of the internet.
Flanked by first responders suffering from cancer, illness and injuries incurred from working at Ground Zero on the days after the Sept. 11 attacks, comedian Jon Stewart delivered a message on Capitol Hill Monday he has pushed on Congress, with…
francine hardawayGOOD FOR HIM. Who will be a first responder if we don't take care of them. And vets, too.
Facing pressure to ban a hatemonger, a tech company like Facebook, Google, or Twitter initially demurs, saying that while some may find his speech (or her speech, but usually his) objectionable, it doesn't violate……
francine hardaway the one content moderation rule that tech platforms follow with absolute consistency: If a decision becomes too controversial, change it.
The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest doctor group, narrowly voted Tuesday against a measure that would have dropped the organization's decades-long opposition to single-payer health care proposals. AMA's House of Delegates…
francine hardawayDoctors hate the AMA. Of course the industry doesn't want single payer. It will destroy them
The Texas Observer
– Jun 11, 4:01 AM
I want to start by saying thank you to the Texas Observer for inviting me here to give this speech tonight, and thanks beyond measure both to the journalists whose work we're honoring and to those who have made the Observer a home for independent…
francine hardawayWomen have been silenced and written out of history.
The Compass Experiment
– Jun 11, 4:31 AM
Anyone watching the headlines lately knows that local newsrooms across the country are hurting, and some have disappeared altogether. Many more still are barely operating, publishing news as a shadow of their former selves. Amid these closures and…
francine hardawaywelp. Another partnership is going to try to create sustainable local news.