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Salut mes amis — I'm Yaël, a consumer advocate, journalist, columnist, and syndicated radio host. My writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages. I write about innovative technology, healthcare, science, lifestyle freedom, and smart public policies.

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Loaded with cash, Nelson holds lead in Senate race

by Yaël Ossowski TAMPA — Just three weeks before the filing deadline, Florida‘s U.S. Senate candidates are pulling out all the stops to catch Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. The two-term senator has amassed close to $1.6 million in the first three months of 2012, bulking up the $8.4 million he raised last year, according to his re-election campaign. Read more: Statehouse […]

The Noble Lie

by Yaël Ossowski Hey Citizen, you’re the first to hearWe’ve got a new war to start, so strap on your gearPut on your blinders and heed what they sayNot time for questions, it’s time to obey Forget Palestine, forget occupationForget the bombs and the sanctions that have killed a nationForget the coups and states we’ve […]

The Dubious Nature of Kony 2012

There is no doubt that even the most casual web surfer has, in recent days, been exposed to the Kony 2012 campaign on Youtube and throughout social media. In a matter of days, the video has garnered tens of millions of views, while enjoying significant coverage in the mainstream press, radio and television. The video was released by the […]

Why Gaston cops lost their ‘eye in the sky’

Gaston County Police officers were ecstatic when they unveiled the department’s shiny drone aircraft to the public in 2006. Equipped with low-light and infrared cameras, the unmanned aerial vehicle known as the “CyberBug” was promised to deliver sweeping surveillance, tactical operational support during raids, extensive crime scene photography and a bird’s eye view of hidden […]

Lessons in Federalism

Imagine the local sheriff or police chief issuing an arrest warrant for the President of the United States. Imagine that the majority of the citizens in that local jurisdiction agree with the arrest warrant, and in fact take to the streets to support its issuance. Imagine that other local sheriffs and police chiefs band together to push […]

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