Gary Johnson, the former two-term Republican Governor of Mexico who was the Libertarian Party's Presidential nominee in 2012, has sued the Commission on Presidential Debates to open up said debates to third-party candidates. If he can prove the CPD has been "very open and, frankly, arrogant in their intent to exclude candidates other than the Republican and the Democrat," then he has a shot at winning. His solution (to include all candidates who are able to get on enough states' ballots) is a good one; I wish him luck in his effort (and if I get suitable action alerts about the matter, I'll pass them along).
Hackers cut a Corvette's brakes wirelessly, to demonstrate that it can be done. In the most general terms: once your car gets too computerized, and uses a Wi-Fi network for some functions, you're vulnerable (though the brake-cutting problem only occurs at low speeds; other safety functions, presumably also computerized, kick in at higher speeds). Specifically, the problem here is a device that enables insurance corporations to track your driving habits. How on Earth did insurance companies ever succeed before such intrusive devices?
In a shocking special election result, a Democrat doesn't just pick up a heavily Republican seat in Georgia's state House, he crushes his opponent by 10 points. One can presume some special factors were at work (the district tends to be socially liberal, the Democrat in question used to quarterback Georgia Tech's football team, the Republican had a bizarre sexual harassment scandal hanging over him) -- and one can also presume that when a Democrat takes a courageous stance (against these "religious freedom" laws right-wingers want to use to discriminate against gays), voters respond positively.
Oh great, now the "liberal" media is fluffing up Ohio Governor John Kasich as a "compassionate conservative." It's like nobody remembers George W. Bush, who ran as a "compassionate conservative" and governed as neither. As Bush the Lesser himself once said: "fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, don't get fooled again."
Finally, LG Display showed off an 18-inch flexible TV panel in Korea earlier this week, one you could roll up and stow away without damaging it. LG also showed off a 55-inch screen, less than a millimeter thick, which can be attached to a wall with magnets (but not rolled up, presumably -- at least, not yet). No word on prices or consumer availability; I might wait until someone comes out with paint-on TV screens (which could conceivably replace windows, not that you'd want to do that if you didn't have to).