The perception of perfidy

by Phil Elmore -- "Carrier IQ," reads the company's website, "is the leading provider of mobile intelligence solutions to the telecommunications industry." As the only "embedded analytics company to support millions of more…

A fearless journalist and a good man

by Phil Elmore -- His name was Lawrence Keeney. He was 47 years old. He is dead. It was likely his heart. He became ill and, when he finally went to the more…

What's in your bug-out bag?

by Phil Elmore -- Increasing uncertainty about the future economic climate in the United States, and the world, has made some aspects of "survivalism" much more popular in recent years. The idea more…

Baseless paranoia of Big Brother

by Phil Elmore -- Social media site Facebook must now, according to the New York Times, "respect the privacy wishes of its users." According to Somini Sengupta of the Times, the federal more…

Time to end the Postal Service

by Phil Elmore -- This is a story about history. Shaped like a ring, the little knife was stamped "6," which was its size. It had a tiny curved blade projecting from more…

The festering Obamavilles

by Phil Elmore -- Obamavilles. That's what people are calling them. As the "Occupy" movement has spread like a plague across the United States – accompanied, appropriately enough, by a panoply of more…

Obama's power to shut you up

by Phil Elmore -- You know that President Obama wants the power to switch off the Internet should he find it necessary to silence the American people. You know that President Obama more…

Death by illegal

by Phil Elmore -- Her name was Kathleen Byham. She is dead. Kathleen was stabbed to death in a "random" act of violence. She was shopping at Wal-Mart last Sunday when one more…

Arrogance squared: Obama and Apollo

by Phil Elmore -- "Forgive me, my old friends," Apollo says, speaking the words to the empty sky. "Take me. Take me." He fades from sight on the wind, joining a pantheon more…

Family court: Where's the compassion?

by Phil Elmore -- In June, a New Hampshire man named Thomas Ball sent a suicide letter to his local paper. After an incident in which he slapped his 4-year-old daughter, Ball more…