It’s ironic: a keynote lecture about surveillance and censorship from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman was destroyed out of fear of not following government guidelines.

Jen Hobbs Purdue holds a “Facility Security Clearance” from the U.S. government to conduct national security research using classified documents, according to Board of Trustees documents from 2014.  What Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman discovered is that rather than this contract granting Purdue the freedom to discuss and research information that is already classified, it actually gives the

Martin Shkreli has yet to decrease the price of Daraprim, the drug his company purchased and immediately increased the price by 5000%

Off The Grid Martin Shkreli became one of the most hated people in the nation last month for increasing the price of the life saving drug Daraprim. When he decided to increase the price by 5,000% from $13.50 to $750 per pill, a media firestorm followed. This caused him to reverse his decision, promising to

Low corn prices have cut into Monsanto’s seed and herbicide business.

Jen Hobbs When Air France announced last week that it will cut 2,900 jobs, the employees retaliated by storming the corporate headquarters. A violent mob forced Air France managers to flee — their shirts were ripped from their backs, and they had to scale fences to escape.  Meanwhile in the United States, Monsanto announced today that it will eliminate 2,600 jobs

According to The Guardian, not so secret private enterprise is bolstering North Korea’s economy.

Alex Logan If capitalism could be represented in a symbol, it’d be the Golden Arches of McDonald’s. If the economic system had a mascot, it’d be Ronald, their terrifying greasepaint and nightmares clown (which I’ve never understood why a company would want associated with edible products of any kind). Honestly, Grimace would be a better

According to Donald Trump, many Native Americans are “extremely proud” that the term “Redskins” is the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team.

Off The Grid Does the NFL allow the n-word? Would Donald Trump say it’s ok if a team was named that? What the hell is the difference? That term was used during the genocide of Native Americans. Nothing else. We should be ashamed of that genocide, not honor it by naming a team after it.

The U.S. has nearly six times the number of gun homicides as Canada, more than seven times as Sweden, and nearly 16 times as Germany, according to UN data compiled by The Guardian.

Off The Grid I don’t doubt the statistics because gun ownership is covered by The Second Amendment. But with that ownership comes great responsibility. Is it going to be abused? Certainly. What I find interesting is that when they do these statistics of all these countries that have banned guns, Mexico is never part of the

Oregon is expunging marijuana violations from citizens’ records. Portland’s Metropolitan Public Defender’s office will run “expungement clinics” to forever seal records of past pot crimes.

Off The Grid Wonderful! When I was the Governor of Minnesota, I, along with Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Batson and Attorney General Mike Hatch, expunged many marijuana records. I ran into that all the time. People came to us that got caught 25 years ago with a bag of pot, and it was still interfering with their

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate, announced on Saturday that this quarter’s fundraising total of $26 million came from 650,000 donors, each contributing an average of $30, Christian Science Monitor reports.

Jen Hobbs In August, the New York Times reported “fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era.” However, Bernie Sanders is onto a new kind of fundraising — a technique that should actually be taking place in every

It’s time again to answer questions from you, my vigilant fans! Got a question for the Governor? Sound off at Ora.tv/OffTheGrid.

Off The Grid Michael Olsen from Illinois asks: Obama wants to bring in ‘Syrian Refugees’. Some strongly doubt that they are just Syrian Refugees, and are instead being used for an invasion. Which would be a serious threat to all of us. So, I had to ask you. What are your thoughts on this matter? Jesse