Eighteen and a half-trillion dollars: The national debt. Think about that. To pay that back at 10 million dollars a day, it would take you over 5,000 years. That's absurd and we're putting that on the backs of our young people. There are 4.1 million federal employees. I would offer that that's too many. And there are 645 federal agencies and sub-agencies and we've had people saying if you cut the budget by one penny it will be a disaster (Nancy Pelosi). You know, I mean this is absolutely absurd. How can we in good conscience continue this charade of responsibility knowing what we are doing to their future.
The Political TV Ad Archive collected political ads in the 2016 election. In addition to tracking airings across key primary states, the collection includes ads that may air elsewhere or exclusively on social media.
by Katie Donnelly Over the past extremely unpredictable election year, the Internet Archive invented new methods and tools to give journalists, researchers, and the public the power to access, scrutinize, share, and thoroughly fact-check political ads, presidential debates, and TV news broadcasts. Our efforts were designed to help citizens better understand the patterns of political messages designed to persuade them […]
Guest post by Kalev Leetaru Today the Internet Archive announces a new interactive timeline visualization–the Television Explorer–that lets you trace how any keyword–think “emails”, “tax returns”, “alt-right”–has been covered on U.S. television news over the past half-decade. See the Television Explorer, a new tool for exploring TV News. Over the past year and a half, the GDELT Project and the Internet […]