The only foolproof way to keep your data private

by Phil Elmore -- This week a federal appeals court ruled that a lawsuit against Google may move forward. The allegations of illegal wiretapping stem from Google's "Street View" initiative, which began more…

When kids carried knives in school

by Phil Elmore -- His name was Alex, and in 1978 I stabbed him in the face. That was when I first heard the term "lead poisoning." I was too young to more…

My prediction for Miley Cyrus

by Phil Elmore -- By now you're tired of hearing about Miley Cyrus' recent and vulgar performance at the Video Music Awards. You've seen the pictures of her grinding away on an more…

Dulling the pain of Obamacare

by Phil Elmore -- It's a fact that people will find a way to treat their problems, even if the treatment is worse than the issue it is meant to correct. Such more…

The real reason social media exists

by Phil Elmore -- "Social media" is a term that gets thrown about with increasing abandon these days. It is used to refer to sites from Twitter to Facebook to Google Plus more…

How Obama murdered the gun culture

by Phil Elmore -- "Hey, got any .22 ammo?" It's a question every gun owner, every recreational shooter, every prepared citizen has trained himself to ask, every time he walks into one more…

The sociopaths of social media

by Phil Elmore -- Merriam-Webster defines a sociopath as a person suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder. The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia, in turn, describes Antisocial Personality Disorder as an "often criminal" mental health more…

Anti-vaccine Jenny comes to 'The View'

by Phil Elmore -- It's strange how these things work out. Wait, it's not strange at all: It's as if logic, reason and facts actually work every time they're applied. It's a more…

How the Net shatters marriages & families

by Phil Elmore -- There is a curious traffic taking place across the United States and, for all that is possible, across the world. This traffic is facilitated by social media and more…