John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. The Fine Line Between Success And Bankruptcy
    Editor’s note: Eric Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective. When seed capital hits the books, the outlook of every startup is one of unbridled optimism. Founders, team members and investors are inspired by a singular vision and believe it...
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  2. Obama’s Twitter Debut, @POTUS, Attracts Hate-Filled Posts
    Photo President Obama's first post on Twitter on Monday. WASHINGTON — When President Obama sent his inaugural Twitter post from the Oval Office on Monday, the White House heralded the event with fanfare, posting a photograph of him perched on his...
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  3. Water restrictions are coming for farmers with century-old water rights.
    Farmers have responded to the state's latest restrictions with threats to begin a "water war" in court.Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Associated Press reports that California will move on Friday to restrict century-old water rights in the...
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  4. PDF 2015 | Student Fellowships | Personal Democracy Forum
    Student Fellowship Application Now Open The Knight Foundation is offering Personal Democracy Forum fellowships to 15 current students studying in the field of journalism or civic technology. The fellowship covers full registration costs for Personal...
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  5. Medium is not a publishing tool
    Medium is not a publishing tool Twelve years ago, I was heading Blogger at Google and frustrated we kept losing users to our competitors, like Movable Type from Six Apart. A common phenomenon at the time was that people would start blogging on...
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  6. How Farmers Can Use Data to Push Back Against Big Ag
    Say you’re a farmer and you want to test a new brand of seed that one of your vendors has been hyping. You may plant a test plot in spring, but you won’t see results until fall, and then, of course, you’ll want to test it again for a few more seasons...
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  7. Special Report: The war on big food
    Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth hormones. Antibiotics. Gluten. Genetically modified organisms. If any one of these terms raised a hair on...
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  8. What Rand Paul Accomplished in a 10 Hour, 31 Minute Stand Against PATRIOT Act
    Jeb Bush was spending the evening in New Hampshire, stumping for votes in his as yet undeclared campaign. John Kasich was in New York City, working over donors for his as yet undeclared campaign. Senator Rand Paul, the presidential candidate who has...
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  9. California oil spill declared state of emergency
    An underground pipeline has spilled more than 105,000 gallons of crude oil onto Santa Barbara County beaches. At least 21,000 gallons have ended up in California’s ocean, impacting nine miles of coastline. The spill began Tuesday morning when a...
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  10. Give Silicon Valley a break
    Silicon Valley is teeming with ill-mannered tech bros whose childhood participation trophies have led them to boast about how their mediocre startups will change the world. It’s insufferable. Silicon Valley is also full of sincere geniuses who wake...
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