Category Archives: United States

‘Dirt boxes’ let the government steal your data – DOC THOMPSON SHOW

The Texas National Guard reportedly has two RC-26 military aircraft equipped with devices that can record and listen to calls; stop phones from sending or receiving calls; track the user’s location; and collect a host of other data.

Yikes. What else should I know?

On today’s show, writer Dan King (Young Voices) explained why you should be worried about these “dirt boxes,” government devices that imitate a cell phone towerand can steal your private information without a warrant. The device is known as a “dirt box” because it’s made by Digital Receiver Technology (DRT).

Podcast #95: Defending Our Institutions in 2018

2017 was a rocky one for world governments, particularly western democracies. Jerrod Laber studies these trends and writes about them in outlets such as the Washington Examiner, The American Conservative and The Federalist. He joins the podcast today to talk with Stephen about what we should expect in terms of political unrest and volatility in the new year.

Follow Jerrod on Twitter @JerrodALaber Young Voices @yvadv and Stephen Kent @stephen_kent89

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D.C.’s Wharf Makes the City’s Housing Problems Worse – PLANETIZEN

A fantastic original reporting piece by Jerrod Laber of Young Voices, including photography. Learn a bit about DC’s housing situation and a subsidy ridden development called The Wharf.

“Located in the southwest quadrant of D.C. on the Washington Channel, The Wharf’s completed phase one features a series of modern, luxury highrises, a hotel, and various retail and dining options on the ground floors of each. One building features a banner that reads “Live Life Amplified”––no clarification of the amplified life’s price tag included. But it includes upscale bike stores, public marshmallow roasts, rooftop cocktail lounges, Shake Shack, ice skating rinks, and dodging troves of people on uncomfortable and thin cobblestone walkways, all as Christmas music is blasted in surround sound.”